What is Kiwanis ?
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis International is one of the largest community-service organizations dedicated primarily to helping the children of the world.
Kiwanis International serves children and communities worldwide with nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in more than 80 nations.
Kiwanis International builds bridges of better understanding through service to children and communities worldwide.
As one of the world’s leading community-service organizations, Kiwanis’ strength is that it is both international and local. Collectively, clubs have responded to global problems while continuing to address local needs.
Kiwanians are ordinary people who perform extraordinary “hands-on” work. Our 290,000 adult members annually invest more than seven million hours and $100 million in projects that strengthen our communities and serve children.
Wherever there’s a need, Kiwanians will be there – as they have for 88 years, making a difference for children and for their communities.
Kiwanians unite in service worldwide for children and their communities. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, planting trees, erecting playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help the young, aging, and needy.
Kiwanis International plays a special role in leadership development. Kiwanis-sponsored organizations teach community service and leadership skills to elementary through college-age students. Through these organizations, Kiwanis is passing the ideals of service to future generations.
Kiwanis International is a key partner in the fight to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation. To date, Kiwanis has raised US $73 million in cash contributions toward its US $75 million goal. We are protecting 90 million children in 98 countries from being born with iodine deficiency disorders or mental retardation.
For Kiwanians, commitment and compassion go hand in hand. The needs of the world are great, but together, Kiwanians in 8,600 clubs and more than 80 countries worldwide, can and do accomplish a lot for children and communities.
The Kiwanians of Oregon City work together to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Our focus is to make our community a better place to live. YOU also can make a difference, attend one of our meetings and consider becoming a part of this great organization !