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Service Focus

There are service needs all around you. Here’s an idea: Each semester, plan one project in each of these categories:

Serve
Hands-on service: Roll up your sleeves and providing direct service within the community.

Donate
Fundraising and philanthropy: Raise money for an organization or cause.

Advocate
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 

Kiwanis 

Circle K 

Key Club 

Read Around the World 

District websites 

Prior year's service initiative

Sponsor-partners

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)