As Kiwanians, we are "dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time." To that end, we provide our members with numerous volunteer opportunities (at least one, and usually more, per month). Members are not expected to particiapte in every project, but there are enough different types that everyone should be able to find at leat 3 or 4 that they can help with during the year.

Many of our legacy projects are listed in the sidebar on the right (click to learn more about any of them). In addition, you can visit our calendar page to see more of our projects and when they are scheduled.

Luvybear Quilts 4 Tots

A non-profit organization in Lee County in Cape Coral, Florida with the sole purpose of bringing smiles to the children's faces in Lee County hospitals and Children's Network by providing each with an adorable and comforting Luvybear Quilt! Our goal is to provide 200 Luvybear Quilts per month to the facilities with the hopes of growing and expanding into other chapters in other communities.

Oasis Reading Room (Orangewood Elementary)

A Reading Oasis includes 1,200 books for students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade, as well as bookshelves, a reading-themed rug, bean bag chairs, a stereo with CDs a padded bench and additional products to support reading. The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis have committed to sponsor the project, and also provide ongoing weekly reading mentor support.

Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs (SLP)

Kiwanis empowers people at every stage of life to become competent, capable, and compassionate leaders by helping them learn to help others. Through its Service Leadership Programs, Kiwanis enables its youngest leaders to serve their communities, opening doors for them to change the world. Kiwanis members have the privilege of serving and guiding these young leaders.

  • K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids)
    Three programs for students between the ages of 6 and 12: K-Kids, Bring Up Grades (BUG), and Terrific Kids.
  • Builders Club
    A leadership program for middle and junior high school students.
  • Key Club International
    The largest high school service leadership organization in the world.
  • Key Leader
    A weekend experience designed to empower emerging student leaders.
  • CKI
    A global service organization for university students.
  • Aktion Club
    The only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 11,000 members worldwide.


Young Children: Priority One
Young Children Priority One focuses on children prenatal through age 5 through four areas:

Our Local Service Leadership Programs

  • K-Kids
    (Littleton Elementary)

    The youngest and fastest growing service organization for elementary students worldwide. Read more...
  • Builders Club
    (Cypress Lake Middle)

    The largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Read more...
  • Aktion Club

    The only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Read more...
  • Bringing Up Grades
    (Orangewoood and Littleton)

    a program designed to provide recognition to elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range. Read more...

Legacy Projects

  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
  • Stuff the Bus/Fill The Fleet
  • Trunk Or Treat

Fundraising Events

  • B.U.G. Run 5K Race
    A 5K race in the Calusa Nature Center
  • 50/50
    A fun activity at meetings to raise money for administrative expenses.
Read more about our fundraising...

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