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Kiwanis Club of River Forest-Oak Park

tax deductible via our partner the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest.

Kiwanis Peanut Day is Here!

This fundraiser helps Kiwanis help the community.

When you donate online, you can direct your bag of peanuts (or gummies) using "In Honor of..." to a local "food program" or "student program", or for large donations you can send a box to a specific local business; we will deliver to their door. >> DONATE

Can we count on your to help ? Our charitable work continues with your help. In the last year we awarded $10,000 in scholarships to college-bound teens and initiated a Luminaria project to help Light Up The Night and warm hearts during COVID-challenged holidays. We delighted kids in onsite/offsite student programs with gummies directed by folks like you from our Peanut Day drive, we sponsored youth sports and activities of high school Kiwanis Key Club, and targeted funds and in-kind donations to local charities, and seeded innovative food programs. We also delivered on our club’s 9th year of GoBabyGo, partnering with Shirley Ryan Ability Lab—retrofitting battery cars for developmentally disabled children to improve their mobility, socialization and neural growth Please help us to continue to meet new and emerging community needs.

Successful GoBabyGo Event Fundraiser at the Autobahn!

Thanks to all who joined us--Kiwanis Club of River-Forest-Oak Park and the Illinois Spina Bifida Association -at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois on August 27, 2022 to raise funds for GoBabyGo programs in Illinois. GoBabyGo is a national movement, promoting "mobility as a right". We netted over $10,000, exceeding our goal for this event which we plan to continue and expand in future.

Kiwanis Annual Bowl-a-thon

In past Springs, the River Forest-Oak Park Kiwanis Club has worked collaboratively with fellow clubs to support a bowl-a-thon event to raise money for research and developmental supports for children with special needs. Our last event raised $2,500. Target charities include Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation and YMCA Camp Independence where research is put into action.

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