Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club. Kiwanis members stage more than 150,000 service projects, devote more than six million hours of service, and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and projects. Kiwanis clubs have built all-access playgrounds, restocked libraries, created food pantries, bought medical equipment, hosted diversity fairs, stuffed backpacks with school supplies, and much, much more. Local projects are based on the needs of the community.
Our Club in Action
In the Community
Our club participates in multiple service projects throughout the year including volunteering for the following programs: Special Olympics, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Covington First United Methodist Church’s Change the World Day, the Great American Cleanup, and Salvation Army Bell Ringing.
Books for Kids
The lack of access to books can cripple a child's ability to succeed. In addition to reading to children in local schools, our club provides books to children through book nooks throughout the community, donations to the Newton County School System Book Bus, and a collaboration with the Ferst Foundation to provide one book a month to underprivileged children from ages 0-5.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington provides college scholarships for local high school students and scholarships to Southern Heartland’s summer art camp. We also make annual donations to the Boys and Girls Club and the Arts Association to support their outreach to children in our community.