Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville

WHO WE ARE: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, both men and women, dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.  Chartered on April 3rd, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville has approximately 48 members who come from many different backgrounds and are all dedicated to fulfilling our motto: ” Serving the Children of the World.” See the six permanent Objects of Kiwanis under the “About Us” tab and remember  #KidsNeedKiwanis

Mail to P.O. Box 6698 Charlottesville VA 22906; Email [email protected]; Phone: 540-820-8498.

THINK GLOBALLY: Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan on January 21, 1915. There are over 200,000 adult Kiwanians and more than 325,000 K-Family members in 80 countries and geographic areas around the world.  KI’s recently completed worldwide service project, in conjunction with UNICEF, helped to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the face of the earth.  This project followed KI’s previous successful project, also with UNICEF, of eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of intellectual disabilities,  worldwide. Click here to visit the  Kiwanis International web page. ( Click here for the March 2021 issue of Kiwanis Magazine which has an article on Staunton Kiwanis mentioning our own special Kiwanis/Walmart collaboration (see pages 42-43). And click here for the April/May 2021 issue which is chock full of ideas on how to make your club the best it can be in support of the children of the world.

ACT LOCALLY: The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville is one of more than 170 Kiwanis Clubs in the Capital District of Kiwanis, providing community service throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. See the Capital District web page to read past issues as well as the latest issue (June-July) of the Capital Kiwanian news magazine. Especially interesting this year are the messages of leadership and encouragement from Capital District Kiwanis Governor, Charlottesville’s own Eric Lamb. Charlottesville is one of nine Kiwanis Clubs in Division 9 of the Capital District. (Waynesboro, Staunton, Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg, Alleghany Highlands, Jackson River Area, Greenbrier Valley, and the brand new Rockbridge Area Club.) See the Calendar Highlights tab for opportunities to meet with us. Also, please note that our 501 (c) (3) fund-raising and grant-making arm is the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Foundation. See the drop downs in the “About Us” tab for even more information about our Club.

Kiwanis Young Professionals Help Out at Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Fellowship time after completing a Kiwanis One Day service project at Hospice of the Piedmont

What is Kiwanis?

No, we are not an airline (That’s Quantas) We are a service organization that helps kids. Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is

Interested in learning more? Please contact us or apply to join our Kiwanis club here

Click the link above to the go to the Official Statement by Capital District Key Club, Circle K International and Kiwanis on the Current Events of the world.