Internationally, Kiwanis has made an incredible impact.
- Kiwanis International is the only service organization that builds leaders at every level–from the youngest Kiwanis Kids all the way through several youth programs and adult programs. Kiwanis’ impact on the world will be measured by the 10 million young leaders it nurtures.
- Kiwanis International continues its service emphasis of “Young Children: Priority One,” which focuses on the special needs of children from prenatal development to age 5. In a typical year, “Young Children: Priority One” service projects involve more than US$14 million and 1 million volunteer hours.
- In 1994, Kiwanis launched its first Worldwide Service Project, a $75 million campaign in partnership with UNICEF to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders by the year 2000. IDD projects have been funded in 95 nations. Kiwanis International Foundation has raised nearly $100 million to eliminate IDD worldwide.
On the District level, Kiwanis is touching people’s lives in numerous ways.
- Kiwanis clubs throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan have worked with local first responders to provide pediatric emergency kits to ambulances all over the area.
- Kiwanians have dedicated thousands of service hours to educate young parents about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Each year the District makes a generous donation to Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek where children with disabilities can learn all about their true abilities.
- The District Foundation grants thousands of dollars each year to charities who are providing the programs and services needed in your community.