South San Francisco
Serving the Children of the World
About Kiwanis International

Our Impact — Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis International club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Kiwanis members stage nearly 150,000 service projects, devote more than 6 million hours of service and raise nearly US$107 million every year for communities, families and projects. Key Club members pitch in 12 million hours of service each year, and CKI members another 500,000 hours of service! Aktion club members donate another 92,000 hours of service every year. Add it all up, and that’s more than 18 million hours of service every year!

We Serve


We serve our local communities with hands-on and financial support.

We serve our surrounding communities in partnership with fellow Kiwanians and our regional divisions.

We serve our nations in partnership with fellow Kiwanians and our regional districts.

We serve our world. Kiwanis International has adopted the challenge to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (2010) and Iodine Deficient Disorders worldwide in partnership with Unicef.
 
The Objects of Kiwanis International 

These six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved by Kiwanis club delegates at the 1924 Convention in Denver, Colorado. Through the succeeding decades, they have remained unchanged.

To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.

To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.

To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.

To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.

To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.

To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.