Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service and community-minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. More than 600,000 Kiwanis-family members in 89 countries make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International truly is “Serving the Children of the World.” Guided by six permanent Objects, Kiwanis clubs view their role within their respective communities with a great deal of foresight. Key aspects to operating an effective club include:
- Evaluating both children’s issues and community needs on an ongoing basis
- Conducting service projects to respond to those identified needs
- Maintaining an active membership roster of professional business people who have both the desire and the ability to serve their community
For more information about Kiwanis, please click on the following link: Kiwanis International
Kiwanis Club of Northridge
The Kiwanis Club of Northridge was formed in 1949 and has been an integral part of the Northridge community since that time.
Our club focuses on providing support to the community in four areas:
PATRIOTISM – is a priority when we place flags of our country throughout the Northridge, Chatsworth, and Granada Hills communities, in support of troops, from Memorial Day through Independence Day.
PUBLIC SAFETY – for our community is important as we support local police stations and youth groups.
PUPILS – local schools and community activities are supported through the Kiwanis Sponsored Leadership Programs of Key Club and Kiwins (High School students) and Circle K (College and University students at CSUN).
PATIENTS – we support local hospitals and medical/health programs throughout the community. In addition, disabled individuals are supported through our fund raising and community service projects.
Ongoing support through donations to various groups and facilities provide a wide opportunity for us to be of service. The Courageous Citizens Awards Luncheon gives us an opportunity to bring together individuals, business leaders, and government representatives to honor people from each of the above four priority areas.
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