About

Kiwanis is a global organization of local clubs whose volunteers and members are dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.  READ MORE>>

Our local Kiwanis Club of River Forest and Oak Park is a self-governed, nonprofit organization that welcomes members of the community like you to join. READ MORE>>

Our club also connects with other clubs nearby and across our district, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District, for innovative ideas. READ MORE>>


Our Values... 
The Kiwanis Club of River Forest and Oak Park, Illinois conducts itself in accordance with the values articulated in the "six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International". 
  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill.

Our Mission...

Service is at the heart of our club. We primarily seek to serve and strengthen our community through service projects and financial support targeted to promoting service, achievement and leadership skills in all children and youth, including people with special needs and to otherwise serve seniors and other adults who are in need of community support.

Our Impact...

By what we do, we primarily seek to develop an engaged, self-confident, and independent youth-–regardless of abilities, incomes, and backgrounds--who will serve in their own right as contributors and future leaders in our community. 
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