Welcome to Kiwanis

Welcome to your local Kiwanis service club, serving River Forest and Oak Park, where we are dedicated to supporting a culture of service in our community and developing youth as community leaders. READ MORE>>

Luminarias For Dec 17 - Light Up River Forest & Oak Park!
The Kiwanis of River Forest & Oak Park has assembled luminary kits for this event.

These kits include:

-10 white paper bags

-10 palm wax candles

-Sand to stabilize the bags


-Helpful hints

Cost is $10 per kit, with net proceeds use for Kiwanis efforts for children in our area. Only cash or check made out to Kiwanis of RFOP. A 50-foot lot would take 1 to 2 kits. Recommended spacing is 5 feet between lights, one kit would line one side of the sidewalk. However, many like to line both sides of the sidewalk, where two kits would be necessary.

Luminaria kits will be available for pickup Nov 20. They are on the front porch at 1043 Keystone Avenue in River Forest. Please drop payment into the mail slot to the right of the door in with supplied envelope. Be sure to grab one sandbag for each kit.

Contact Rick Gillis by text 708-829-3552 or email Rick@Gillis-Direct.com for more information.

Supporting children during COVID-19

Join us: We meet twice monthly (2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month), and engage in service projects and social activities throughout the year. See our EVENTS CALENDAR>>

We have fun on Kiwanis Peanut Day, and throughout the year, raising funding for teen scholarships, community grants, and service projects. Find out how you can donate, apply for grants or scholarships, or participate in fundraising.

Service is at the heart of our club. Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities to engage with your friends and neighbors to help in the community. If you have an idea for a service project in our community, contact us.

We enjoy volunteering side-by-side for good causes, helping to seed the start of community events like Lincoln School's Science Expo, and learning more about the community from guest speakers during our meetings. Join us.