When it comes to service projects, Kiwanis members are dedicated. Each year, they devote more than 6 million hours to service.

These service projects are popular because they are unique, they are easy, they raise awareness and they’re fun.

Do you have a creative and fun service project you’d like to share or have you tried any of these below? Email us at to share!


    • Contact your local chapter of the Red Cross and ask them if your club may participate in their “Holiday for Heroes” program.
    • Make or buy greeting cards for kids at your local children’s hospital for any holiday or occasion.
    • Send signed greeting cards to club members who encounter health challenges, life hardships, milestone birthdays or Kiwanis anniversary dates, etc.
    • Write “thank-you” notes that can be passed out to teachers at schools your club sponsors.
    • Ask members to gather “thinking of you” greeting cards and sign notes of encouragement for distribution to elderly residents of local assisted living homes.
    • Your club could distribute cards to your local NICU on Prematurity Awareness Day on November 17. March of Dimes also offers an electronic version your club could sign right now


    • Organize Terrific Kids or Bringing Up Grades gifts into bags, or tie them up in bows for easy distribution at the next Terrific Kids or Bringing Up Grades event.
    • Partner with your sponsored Key Club to spruce up the high school grounds (or partner with your Builders Club for middle school or K-Kids Club for elementary school).


    • Knit baby blankets or booties to be presented to newborns at your local hospital.
    • Ask members to bring in new, gently-used, stuffed animals to your club meeting so they may be donated to free health clinics in your community.
    • Switch up your club meeting spot, and ask members to meet at a local Goodwill or similar store to shop for books to be donated to local school libraries.
    • Ask your club members to collect coloring books for kids at the local Boys & Girls Club.
    • Ask members to bring inexpensive toys and games to wrap during a club meeting and then deliver to a women’s domestic abuse shelter or other local charities for kids.
    • Shop online at Dollar Days (a Kiwanis International partner) to buy basic supplies for schools supported by the club.
    • Ask your club members to secure coloring books and crayons for kids in hospitals.
    • Ask members to bring canned food to your club meetings around Thanksgiving time, so it can be donated to homeless shelters.
    • Organize your club members to make up survival kits for civil servants to be utilize as they interact with kids.
    • Ask members to bring in discarded cell phones to your club meetings that can be donated to domestic violence shelters.
    • Organize your club members to make bookmarks and door hangers.
    • Start a “diaper dump” service project, asking members to collect disposable diapers in various sizes that will then be delivered to local shelters, free health clinics and youth-serving organizations to give to mothers who cannot afford expensive disposable diapers for their children.
    • Do your club members have old sneakers that have a few miles left in them? Collect and send them to Soles4Souls, a charity that will find someone who needs them.