Kiwanis One Day: Think you won’t make a difference? Think again.

Kiwanis One Day LogoEach year, Kiwanis clubs around the world join in a day of service. Starting in the 2016–17 administrative year, Kiwanis One Day will be held on the fourth Saturday of October. In 2016, Kiwanis One Day will be observed on October 22.

The Kiwanis International board decided to move the annual Kiwanis One Day observance to October to align with future sponsorship opportunities. 

Clubs that held a Kiwanis One Day event in April 2016 are not required to hold a second event this year. Clubs seeking ideas for the October observance could consider participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF as a Kiwanis-Key Club event. Clubs that wish to participate in the Legacy of Play contest, held with partner Landscape Structures Inc. can start planning their submission to win  US$25,000 worth of playground equipment available in that contest.  

Kiwanis One Day is a great opportunity to bring together the Kiwanis family of clubs to focus on local community service. It’s an example of our belief that kids need Kiwanis–kids in the community need Kiwanis to provide programs and services no longer available because of school and municipal budget constraints, and kids who want to be in youth clubs need Kiwanis club members as mentors to help them thrive, prosper and grow.

Start planning today for Kiwanis One Day:
  • Tools. Got a game plan? Click to get one, including project ideas.
  • Media resources: customizable news release and Kiwanis 'Just The Facts' fact sheet. Visit the public awareness page for tips and more resources on how to work with the media and create awareness for your club.
  • Contests. Kiwanians are invited to enter the Kiwanis One Day photo contest for the chance to win a US$200 gift certificate to the Kiwanis Family Store. The Legacy of Play Contest with Kiwanis partner Landscape Structures was held during the April 2016 Kiwanis One Day and will be offered again during Kiwanis One Day 2017.

How will your club make a difference in your community on Kiwanis One Day? Let us know at pr@kiwanis.org.

Attention: Clubs that participate in Kiwanis One Day should report the events on the online monthly report form. This helps Kiwanis track and measure service projects, participation, and help improve our programs.

Due to a large reduction in banner patch requests, Kiwanis International is no longer producing banner patches as recognition for this signature project. Thank you for your service to Kiwanis.