Kids Need Kiwanis
Mom always told you to observe the Golden Rule, so how about joining a club that's based on doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you?
Our mission is to strengthen San Diego by supporting San Diego's youth. Our Downtown Kiwanis Club has been serving San Diego since 1920 with service projects that respond to our community needs. The projects focus on developing future generations of leaders.
Our members are ordinary people performing extraordinary work. We are creative with our ideas. We are generous with our time. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow?
Come Check Us Out!
Our club holds a variety of events each month, including in-person and virtual meetings, service projects, and social events. More information on Events page.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, either for breakfast or lunch.
Service Projects: Specifics determined by the event, often with organizations we support financially.
Social events: Second or third Thursday of each month, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, location changes.
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Upcoming Service Projects
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What is Kiwanis?
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. We are a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
To serve the children of the world.
Each year, clubs:
Kiwanis is one of the few organizations that offers membership to almost all age groups—from elementary school students to adults.
Kiwanis members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation
What does Kiwanis mean?
It is derived from the phrase "Nunc Kee-Wanis” from the Otchipwe language spoken by First Nations peoples of central Canada and the United States, which can be translated can mean “We trade,” "We share our talents,” “We make a noise,” or “We meet.” The founders of Kiwanis translated it as “We build” and that became their motto until 2005 when they changed it to
“Serving the children of the world.”