Projects and Activities

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

  • Kalamazoo County Project Connect 
  • International project "The Eliminate Project"  saving many lives in the world
  • Sponsor a candidate to the Michigan State Police/Michigan District of Kiwanis Law Enforcement Career Academy
  • Super Books
  • Scrip
  • Meal On Wheels a weekly event 
  • Salvation Army bell ringing at Christmas  
  • Potluck dinners  

Past fund raisers:

  • Circuses
  • Used books sales
  • Fruit and Wreath sales
  • Las Vegas Night
  • Art auction
  • Bargain day
  • Chili cook offs 
  • Golf outings at the Elks Country Club raising over $75,000 for the Kalamazoo Bronson Burn Unit.
  • Iodine Deficiency Disorder 
  • Pre-Elementary Education Program
  • Head Start, 
  • YWCA domestic assault shelter 
  • Mentoring at elementary schools
  • Kiwanis One Day - this past April 2, 2016 "Food Drive for Kidz" partnering with Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, the local food pantry distribution cneter.  
  • Kiwanis peanut day - September 2, 2016 at Hardings on the corner of West Main and Drake