name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our
talents.” It was coined from an American Indian
expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.
Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world
through service to children and communities.
Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed
the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care
for the sick. They develop youth as leaders,
build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric
research, and much more. No problem is too big
or too small. Why? Because working together,
members achieve what one person cannot
accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance
to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great
As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!
About 8,000 clubs in 96 countries
More than 260,000 adult members
Approximately 320,000 youth