Kids Need Kiwanis
Mom always told you to observe the Golden Rule, so how about joining a club that's based on doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you?
Our mission is to strengthen San Diego by supporting San Diego's youth. Our Downtown Kiwanis Club has been serving San Diego since 1920 with service projects that respond to our community needs. The projects focus on developing future generations of leaders.
Our members are ordinary people performing extraordinary work. We are creative with our ideas. We are generous with our time. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow?
Join Us For Lunch!
Our club meetings offer an atmosphere of fun, learning, and fellowship. An interesting speaker will discuss current topics of interest to the community.
When? 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time? 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where? For now we are ONLINE and VIRTUAL for our meetings. Check out the calendar page and register for an upcoming event!
Phone: (619) 843-7171
Organizations We Support
Audubon San Diego
S.D. River Foundation
Children's Hospital of the Californias
SDUSD Elementary School Counseling
Service Leadership Programs (SLP)
Gompers Builders Club
Gompers Key Club
San Diego High School Key Club
e3civic high Key Club
Boys to Men
Burn Institute Burn Camp
Rady Childrens Hospital
Project Uplift - Tutoring
Ronald McDonald House
Salvation Army Campership
Star Pal Rec Facility
San Diego Food Bank
Boy's and Girl's Club of Greater San Diego
What is Kiwanis?
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. We are a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
To serve the children of the world.
Each year, clubs:
Kiwanis is one of the few organizations that offers membership to almost all age groups—from elementary school students to adults.
Kiwanis members and clubs have contributed more than $80 million toward the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the leading preventable cause of mental retardation
What does Kiwanis mean?
It is derived from the phrase Nunc Kee-Wanis” from the Otchipwe language spoken by First Nations peoples of central Canada and the United States, which can be translated can mean “We trade,” We share our talents,” “We make a noise,” or “We meet.” The founders of Kiwanis translated it as “We build” and that became their motto until 2005 when they changed it to
“Serving the children of the world.”