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. (See the contest details.)


 TIER I (Clubs with 27 or fewer members)


Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach — Florida District
Kiwanis READS! Summer Reading Challenge

T1 Gold

The Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach is creating energetic and passionate readers by building home and classroom libraries. So far, the club has provided 2,319 books to students and teachers at a local elementary school. The club says the project engages students. The school finished third among all Florida schools in the number of minutes read in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.


Kiwanis Club of Oak Lawn Area — Illinois-Eastern Iowa District
Feed 6 Mega Event

T1 Silver

Along with the need for food assistance in greater Oak Lawn, Illinois, is an equal need to create a network of organizations working on hunger issues. The Kiwanis Club of Oak Lawn Area is working to fill those needs. The club co-chaired the Feed 6 Mega Event where 350 volunteers created 50,000 meals of enhanced macaroni and cheese for nearly 30 area food pantries.


Kiwanis Club of the Adelaide Hills — Australia District
Kiwanis Book Shop

T1 Bronze

The Kiwanis Book Shop, run by the Kiwanis Club of Adelaide Hills, is the soul of the community. Money raised in the shop funds services for children and adults from underserved communities. The club gives AUS$5 vouchers to students in the Terrific Kids program to purchase books at the shop.


Kiwanis Club of Conyers Helping Kids Read and Lead
Iceland-Faroes Kiwanis Club of Dyngja Reykjavík Weekend Retreat Center for Children
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis Club of New Orleans Painting with a Purpose-Ceiling Tiles for Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
New Zealand-South Pacific Kiwanis Club of Christchurch The Women and Children's Emergency Housing Shelter
Kiwanis Club of North Ridgeville
Trykes for Tikes
Philippine Luzon
Kiwanis Club of New Lucena Central
Eat and Learn
Kiwanis Club of Edinburg
Wish Upon a Cure

  TIER II (Clubs with 28 or more members)

Kiwanis Club of Prescott — Southwest District
Live Annual Auction
T2 Gold

Going once. Going twice. Gone! Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Prescott auctions thousands of items donated by local businesses. The auction is broadcast on the cable access channel and by live stream for three hours every weekday night for two weeks. The nearly US$175,000 raised every year is used to fund many community programs. This signature project has been going on for so long that some current members remember their grandparents participating.

Kiwanis Club of Ames-Town and Country — Nebraska-Iowa District
Teen Maze
T2 Silver

Choices have consequences — good and bad. It’s a lesson the Kiwanis Club of Ames-Town and Country are teaching through their signature project. Teen Maze, an interactive two-hour game, helps teens understand how to make intelligent, informed decisions.

Kiwanis Club of Mansfield — Ohio District
Friendly House
T2 Bronze

The Friendly House provides an affordable and safe afterschool program for families in Mansfield. To help kids get there, the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield celebrated its 100th anniversary by providing the center a bus, and it hopes to buy a second one. Since 1922, the club has donated US$3.3 million in funds and services to the program.


Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village, Loudon
Robotics/STEM in the School
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee
Kiwanis Club of Dawn Busters, Metairie
Rewards for Reading
Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor Kiwanis Cares for Kids
Philippine Luzon Kiwanis Club of Lucena Kalilayan K-Jipney, Kalilayan's Partner in Service
Philippine-South Kiwanis Club of Geo-Ormoc Protect Children Rights
Kiwanis Club of Paris
Paris Kiwanis Pancake Days 2019
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan
Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha
Taste of Wisconsin

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