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>>

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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.

TED Talk - Importance of Go Baby Go Program

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.