Kiwanis members change the world — one child and one community at a time. From playgrounds and parks to festivals and fundraisers, signature projects are the hallmarks of what Kiwanis clubs are known for in their communities.

Kiwanis International held a Signature Project Recognition Program and Contest to celebrate the great work being done by clubs. The program showcases the many club-level projects Kiwanians undertake around the world to make a difference in communities. Members of the Kiwanis International Board Subcommittee-Communications reviewed qualifying submissions and chose the winners. The top three winners were announced and recognized during the Kiwanis International convention. (See the contest details.)


GOLD Alabama District, Kiwanis Club of Montgomery
Alabama District Since 1954, the Alabama National Fair has provided fun for all ages, thanks to days filled with events, competitions, exhibits, vendors and rides. The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery organizes the fair every year and has contributed more than $7.4 million to children in need during its 65-year run.

SILVER Australia District, Kiwanis Club of Bendigo
 Australia District A community assessment in Bendigo showed poor literacy rates among the community’s children. The Kiwanis Club of Bendigo works to reverse that trend by placing book boxes in places where children visit. Kids can read, borrow, swap or keep the books, having fun while enhancing their reading abilities. The project has been so successful that several other charitable groups have joined the effort.

BRONZE Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District, Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge
2019 Bronze  The Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, doesn’t just do a pancake breakfast – it’s a festival. And for 45 of the festival’s 69 years, it’s been a place where children perform and show their art. That’s because the club discovered that kids benefit from an opportunity to publicly display their talents to a wide audience. The event has evolved into one of the largest and oldest juried talent shows in Louisiana. Additionally, the club raises nearly $25,000 each year from the festival for service projects.


Japan Kiwanis Club of Tokyo
Free Restaurant for Latchkey Kids Project
Malaysia Kiwanis Club of Taman Sentosa
Kiwanis Careheart Centre
Netherlands Kiwanis Club Woerden 't Groene Hart Speelgoedbank Woerden / Woerden Toy Bank
New Zealand-South Pacific Kiwanis Club of Oceanside Kiwanis Threads Across the Pacific
Philippine South Kiwanis Club of Gensan Dynamic Movers  Silip-Linis Tenga / Ear Check and Hygiene
Taiwan Kiwanis Club of Dah Dah Kiwanis Blood Donation Event
Western Canada Kiwanis Club of Calgary Kiwanis Apple Festival


California-Nevada-Hawaii Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas Strip 30+ Years for the Kids
Capital Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville
Cozy Comforts
Carolinas Kiwanis Club of Pawleys Island
Kiwanis Literacy Project
Eastern Canada and the Caribbean Kiwanis Club of Forest
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
Kiwanis Club Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Parque Ecologico Kiwanis / Kiwanis Ecological Park
Florida Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon-Pensacola Reading Builds Leaders
Georgia Kiwanis Club of Tattnal County
Kiwanis Kids Kamp
Iceland-Faroes Kiwanis Club Katla
Kötludùkkan / The Doll Katla
Illinois-Eastern Iowa Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana CU Kiwanis Tom Jones Challenger League
Kiwanis Club of Goshen, Maple City
Kiwanis Club of Clarksville
Reading Rodeo Literacy
Michigan Kiwanis Club of Kiwassee-Midland
Longview Early Childhood Center
Minnesota-Dakotas Kiwanis Club of Jamestown Kids Against Hunger
Kiwanis Club of Bridgeton
Path to a Buddy Bench
Kiwanis Club of Miles City Rural Spelling Bee & Track Meet
New England and Bermuda
Kiwanis Club of Meriden
Souper Bowl Food Drive
New Jersey
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany
New York
Kiwanis Club of Holland
Kiwanis Tulip Festival
Pacific Northwest
Kiwanis Club of Kennewick
Jog-A-Thon at Amistad Elementary
Kiwanis Club of Allentown
Lehigh Valley Children's Centers Summer Picnic
Rocky Mountain Kiwanis Club of Scottsbluff Kiwanis Crabby Tax Night
Southwest Kiwanis Club of Socorrow County Annual Christmas Toy and Coat Giveaway
Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove Jerry's Dream Camp Kiwanis
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis Club of Eau Clair-Clear Water Kiwanis Doll and Pet Parade


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