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There are service needs all around you. Here’s an idea: Each semester, plan one project in each of these categories:
Hands-on service: Roll up your sleeves and providing direct service within the community.
Fundraising and philanthropy: Raise money for an organization or cause.
Awareness-building: Make others aware of an issue and encourage them to take action.
How it works September
- conduct a hands-on service activity. October
- collect donations and give to a charity in the community.
November - host a school assembly to engage the student body in an important community issue.
Each activity can be built around separate causes, or focus on the same cause. This approach can help members see how worthy causes need more than just hands-on service—they also need funds and advocates who can build awareness around an issue. Members will benefit from the opportunity to dive deeper into causes and community needs.
Here are some ideas
Look to these Kiwanis-family programs and resources when you’re planning your club’s service projects.
The Eliminate Project
Kiwanis One Day
Read Around the World
Prior year's service initiative
Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day
Yearly programming themes
Implementing a theme for the year helps to guide club members in conducting service. Take a look at this year's theme, and review information about past year's themes.
Becoming a superhero (2016-17)
Find your passion to serve (2015-16)
Seeds of service (2014-15)