Kiwanis clubs are located in 80 nations to help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.
Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach out to more people and have a greater service impact on our communities.
Partial List of Projects and Organizations We Currently Support
Kiwanis International – Eliminate Project -working with the United Nations UNICEF to eliminate global maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Kiwanis Family House - providing temporary housing for families of patients being treated at U. C. Davis
Medical Center, Sacramento, California and at the Shriner’s Hospital, Sacramento.
Local Programs and Organizations We Support
Kiwanis Aktion Club of Lake Tahoe – A community-service club for adults with disabilities. Members have the opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills in serving their community while enabling their integration into society.
Child ID Fingerprinting – Provides parents with fingerprint images and photographs of their child. This information may be presented to law enforcement in the event of an investigation involving the child.
Bread and Broth – Funds and help serve
a meal at St. Theresa Church’s dining room for the needy hungry.
Drug Store Project – Intensive day-long drug prevention program attended by middle school children.
Coats for Kids – Provides new winter coats for needy children.
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – Volunteers who advocate for children within the dependency court system.
South Tahoe High School Sober Grad Night –
Sutter’s Fort Project – Helps fund a field trip for 4th grade students to Sutter’s Fort as part of their California living history experience.
Tahoe Arts Project – Supports bringing performance art and music to school children with several presentations throughout the school year.
Christmas ‘Adopt a Family’ – For a family receiving services through Live Violence Free.
Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Christmas Cheer –Local food pantry
South Lake Tahoe Library Summer Reading Program
South Lake Tahoe Little League
Scholarships –To help provide funds to local students for continuing education.
Additional funding opportunities considered throughout the year based on need and funds available.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world...
One child and one community at a time