Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

Water Bottle Give-a-Way

Kiwanis gives out water bottles at Back to School bash

At the Back to School Bash Aug. 13 at the Kankakee Farmers Market, Kiwanis gave out 500 water bottles to local students. The project was the idea of president-elect Sandy Knight. Members Phil Angelo, Emile Capriotti, Craig Karvala and Jan Glazar, along with Knight, helped give out the bottles. Pictured are Emile Capriotti, with daughter Emilia and Phil Angelo. That's Sandy Knight behind the Kiwanis sign.

Success by Six

The Kankakee Kiwanis Club gave a grant to help support the Success by Six project organized by the United Way of Kankakee County and Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley. The project installed an activity trail for youngsters at Jeffers Park in Kankakee on the Kankakee River. The trail encourages children to exercise, while making suggestions for games and activities.



Kiwanis Clubs throughout the world were asked to have a service project April 11, Kiwanis One Day. The Kankakee project, organized by member Ashley Paluzzi, was to sort out cans and food at the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Kankakee. Kiwanians and their families, shown here, gathered at the pantry to do the work.

High School Leadership Trophy Awards presented annually since 1925 Originally given to students of Kankakee High School, this prestigious award was later expanded to include other area high schools. The award is given to the outstanding boy and girl of the graduating class based on leadership, scholarship, and representation of the school. Download application & information.
Kiwanis also presents the annual Arion Award, given to the high school student with outstanding musical ability; this award began in the 1970's. At certain schools, the Sousa Award is given instead, based on history at that school. Download application & information.

Our club supports many community projects through a grant program.  A grant committee reviews requests regularly.  If you would like to apply for a grant from Kiwanis, please use the form below to submit your request.


Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.