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>>
tax deductible via our partner the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest.
GoBabyGo Fundraiser with Illinois Spina Bifida Association
In partnership with the Illinois Spina Bifida Association the Kiwanis helped raise over $10,000 supporting children with spina bifida. The GoBabyGo project helps children develop in key ways. Check out this TED Talk to see how a few hundred dollars and engineering can make huge changes in a child's life.
Supporting children during COVID-19
Caring for children while school's out (Center for Disease Control)
How to talk to kids during the Coronavirus (Healthline)
How to talk to your anxious child (Psychology Today)
Checklist to build developmental assets to help children weather the crisis (The Search Institute)
Fun learning sites for children: National Geographic for Kids, Storytelling: Introducing imagineering in a box by Khan Academy, BrainPop (recommended by District 90)
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.
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.