Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. Some of our regular service projects include:
American Flags Placement
During specific federal holidays, members post flags in prominent locations around the City of Davenport and City of Bettendorf in order to raise funds for grants and display patriotism.
- Flag Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
Cafe on Vine
On a quarterly basis, members provide food for and serve a lunch meal to people experiencing homelessness here in Davenport. Dates for 2024 are:
- January 27
- April 27
- June 22
- September 28
Hand in Hand
In order to support a local organization that serves children in Davenport, members participate in a city-wide chili cookoff (and we make very good chili!)
Miss Teen Iowa Scholarship
Davenport Kiwanis provides a $500 scholarship to the non-finalist with the highest interview score in the Miss Teen Iowa pageant, and hosts the contestants at one meeting during their competition in the summer.
Members gather one Saturday a year, typically in the fall, to walk this 5K together in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Kiwanians support local youth Special Olympics athletes by awarding medals at the annual Scott County Special Olympics, typically held in the spring, to support the achievements of these remarkable youth.
Administrative Assistant’s Day Roses
In order to raise funds to provide grants to the community, members sell roses by the dozen to members of the community. We also accept donations and deliver roses to senior citizens living at Good Samaritan Society Senior Living in Davenport.