About Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Signature Service Projects.

Kiwanis Service

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. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor Kiwanis family clubs known as Service Leadership Programs — K-Kids for elementary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students; and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities. Learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Meriden’s Service Leadership Programs.

Join Us!

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! Learn more about becoming a Kiwanis Member and contact us to apply for membership.

The kids in your community and the world are counting on you – Kids Need Kiwanis and Kiwanis Needs YOU!