Kiwanis Club of Louisville, Kentucky

Chartered in 1916


Projects and Activities

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.

Louisville Club members serve on the following community Boards as Kiwanians:

  • The Salvation Army Louisville Command
  • The Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation
  • The Heuser Hearing and Language Academy

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

  • Christmas is for Kids Shopping Event

    • Each December, the Louisville Club takes approximately 500 elementary aged children enrolled in Jefferson County public schools shopping for clothing, shoes, coats, and toys.

  • ​Salvation Army - Red Kettle Program

    • Each December, the Louisville Club volunteers for three Saturdays at two area Kroger locations, ringing the bell for the Red Kettle Campaign to raise money for the Salvation Army Louisville Command, and the many families, and programs they provide.

  • Breakfast with Santa

    • Each December, members of the Louisville Club volunteer their time, and bring fruit, candy, and presents, to fill stockings as gifts for the children living at Wayside Christian Mission's Hotel Louisville shelter.

  • Family Fall Festival

    • On Halloween, members of the Louisville Club join other volunteers from the Louisvilel community as well as staff from the Salvation Army Sanders Mission, for a family friendly Halloween event for the families living at the former Male High School shelter

  • Dr. Ed Morgan 4 Mile Race/ Run Event

    • ​​Each July, the Louisville Club hosts a 4 mile race/ run/ walk event at Waterfront Park for the Louisville community. Over 300 runners and walkers of all ages join us for this fun event. The proceeds are then donated to the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Louisville as well as to the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy.
  • Homearama Event

    • Every July, for over 20 years, the Kiwanis Club of Louisville has staffed the concession area at the Homearama Event, hosted by the Building Industry Asociation of Greater Louisville. We use the proceeds raised by our work, to help fund our philanthropic works with over one dozen area nonprofit organizations in the metro Louisville area.

  • Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair

    • Each March, Louisville Club members volunteer to help with registration, set up, and safety and standards checks for the roughly 350 elementary, middle, and high school exihibitors coming to the Kentucky Science Center to present their exhibits for judging on the regional level.