Clubs around the world work together on Kiwanis One Day

Vicki Hermansen | Oct 28, 2020

Providing children in need with basic supplies. Cleaning up parks and playgrounds. Helping other nonprofits, schools and community organizations. Kiwanis members were out in force on Kiwanis One Day, the day members work as a larger global group to make an impact on their communities.

Kiwanis Club of Scott

In the United States, the Kiwanis Club of Scott in the Louisiana-Mississippi-Tennessee District provided disaster relief. 

“We are a very brand new club, with initial startup just last month,” said Troy Bergeron. “We cleaned up after two hurricanes in south Louisiana to assist our community children in their upcoming baseball tournaments. We had 15 members show up to work the event.”

Kiwanis Club of Vancleave

Also, in the Louisiana-Mississippi-Tennessee District, the Kiwanis Club of Vancleave worked with the local school district to paint pawprints on a school’s bus lane and sidewalk. While the painting project added school pride, it also will help traffic flow for bus drivers, parents and children during drop-off and pick-up times. 


In the Philippine South District, the Kiwanis Club of Kalibo talked to kids about why dental hygiene is important. Club members also taught handwashing and gave away hygiene kits, food and coloring books. Also, in the Philippine South District, the Kiwanis Club of Golden Salakot Aklan hosted an infant care program for young mothers. 

The Kiwanis Club of Stuart in the Florida District observed One Day by working with a local nonprofit.  

Member Cher Fisher said 10 Kiwanians, three family members and eight Key Club members worked at the House of Hope community garden and food pantry. They were assisted by the Kiwanis Club of Martin County.  

In the Rocky Mountain District, the Kiwanis Club of Rock Springs designed a project to help families most impacted by COVID-19 by assembling most-needed items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, masks, antibiotic cream, bandages, dish and laundry soap, deodorant and shampoo, as well as glow stick for kids.  

“The Kiwanis Club of Rock Springs worked with Sweetwater School District No. 1 to determine which families could most benefit from the supplies. The club project was compiled by club members and delivered to Superintendent Kelley McGovern for delivery to the students,” said Karla Leach, club representative. The club received help from students in the school district.  

In Barbados in the Eastern Canada and Caribbean District, about 50 members of six clubs met to build desks for children in need. The clubs will identify children who most need the desks for doing their schoolwork online.  

Community cleanup was the project of the Kiwanis Club of El Dorado in the Missouri-Arkansas District. Club members worked at the South Arkansas Arts Center to spruce up the grounds. The club works with the center throughout the year, sponsoring a play for children.  

St Benard Kiwanis

Also in the Louisiana-Mississippi-Tennesse District, Kiwanians from St. Bernard, Louisiana, helped local groups prepare 1,000 meals for residents affected by the recent hurricanes. 


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