Kiwanis International

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Kiwanis International are partnering to do more for children and each other.

The combined strength of more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs and nearly 6,000 Kiwanis Clubs in the United States can do more for the children who need help most. Working together will also bring both organizations more opportunities for joint programs, fundraising and community outreach.

In 2008, Kiwanis International joined in a memorandum of understanding with BGCA to foster, nurture and establish a legacy of serving children, a cornerstone mission for both organizations. Learn more about Kiwanis’ relationship with BGCA.

Kiwanis International is urging its members to volunteer at a nearby Boys & Girls Club. In Manchester, N.H., local Kiwanis members constructed a playground as a 2010 Kiwanis One project to benefit the kids in the community. Another Kiwanis Club in Florida committed to partnering with surrounding Boys & Girls Clubs after learning more about the impact Clubs have on youth in their area. In Los Angeles, the Kiwanis Club hosted a clean-up day at their local Boys & GIrls Club.

Whether serving on the board or lending their time and talents, Kiwanis members can help Boys & Girls Clubs foster, nurture, and establish a legacy of serving children, a cornerstone mission for both organizations.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 70 countries and geographic areas.

Founded in 1915 in Detroit, Kiwanis International now includes 600,000 members -- men, women boys and girls -- worldwide.

Looking for more information on the Boys & Girls Club/Kiwanis International collaboration? Watch this video or visit to learn more.

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In its 2012 Philanthropy 400 report, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Boys & Girls Clubs of America as number 18 among all nonprofit organizations.