Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Below are the projects in which we are currently involved:

  •     World’s Greatest Baby Shower
  •     Micanopy Library Tutoring
  •     Kiwanis Challenge Playland Park
  •     Citizen of the Month/Year awards at local schools
  •     Support for The Girls Place, Girl Scouts, and 4-H
  •     Kids Count in Alachua County after school program
  •     Summer camp scholarships
  •     College scholarships
  •     Mentoring at elementary and middle schools
  •     Food 4Kids Backpack Program
  •     Safety City – Safety training for kids in cooperation with Gainesville Fire Rescue
  •     BUGS (Bring Up Grades) programs in several elementary schools
  •     Reading to HeadStart kids at Terwilliger Elementary School
  •     School stores support at Rawlings and Shell Elementary Schools
  •     Holiday food baskets
  •     Holiday Citrus and Poinsettia Sales and our Annual Pancake Breakfast as fund raisers

As just one example of how one of our projects can have an impact, I encourage you all to watch this short 3 minute video about the impact mentoring can have, not only on the individual, but the community as well.  Mentoring really does multiply beyond just the student you mentor. As you build ties with and invest in your mentee, they are more and more likely to become leaders and mentors to others. The impact ripples out in their lives. In short, we have the potential to be mentors of mentors!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville at for more information.