Service Projects

Join us for upcoming service projects. Your participation can be as simple as greeting people, setting up or cleaning up, giving hands-on support (painting, building, baking, teaching), running errands, etc. Our Kiwanis volunteers have a good time meeting new people while helping individuals and organizations overcome hurdles.

Signature Service Projects

Helping children with developmental disabilities

Our signature program, Go Baby Go, in partnership with Shirley Ryan Ability Labs, aims to help children with developmental disabilities, such as spina bifida, to be more mobile and responsive to their brain's impulses to move about and play among peers. This helps children neurologically and socially. Doctors, engineers, and other volunteers customize and retrofit motorized cars.

2022 is our Ninth year of Go Baby Go (See News Coverage from prior years)

Contact us if you want to volunteer or sponsor next year's event!

Examples of Past Service Projects

Serving the Community

Starting this year the Kiwanis partner with the River Forest Park District in feeding 1,300 people during the River Forest Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration Event

Kiwanis volunteers, including local youth, measured and packaged hundreds of meals to help feed children through the Feed My Starving Children event hosted by Concordia University.

Supporting special populations

Kiwanis volunteers helped with painting, errands, and supplies in support of PACTT House (a local home for autistic children). Also, after helping to raise significant contributions toward the YMCA Camp Independence, Kiwanis volunteers installed an accessible playground designed by research partners to help children with physical disabilities. READ MORE>>

Many, Many More...

Kiwanis members participate in numerous acts of service throughout the year including:

    • distributing Holiday Gift Baskets to Seniors in our community

    • serving dinner with Housing Forward

    • supporting the Soap Box Derby

What ideas do you have for service to help people in need? Let us know.