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Kids need Kiwanis

Shawnee Kiwanis Club

Serving the children of Shawnee, Oklahoma since 1927

The Kiwanis Mission:
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. 

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ALL ABOUT US

Established in December 1927, the Shawnee Kiwanis Club has been a steadfast force in our community, leaving an enduring impact on the lives of the children in Pottawatomie County. Through initiatives such as the Little Olympics, the Pancake Feed, and filling backpacks with food and supplies weekly at local school, Shawnee Kiwanis actively engages with fellow volunteers to create positive change.

The club's commitment to enhancing the well-being of children goes beyond events; it permeates the community as members join forces to make a lasting difference. By getting involved, volunteering, and dedicating time to impactful projects, Shawnee Kiwanis Club exemplifies the power of collective action in changing children's lives and fostering a stronger, more compassionate community.

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PROGRAMS

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TERRIFIC KIDS

Terrific Kids is a character-building program that recognizes students for modifying their behavior. The program encourages kids to become the best version of themselves. Kids determine what being terrific means to them, then develop their own goals and use peer mentoring to hold themselves accountable for the actions they take each week. When a participant achieves their goal, her or she is recognized for being a Terrfic Kid.

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LITTLE OLYMPICS

In 1933, the Shawnee Kiwanis Club began Little Olympics, an annual event that has impacted the lives of children for decades. This event promotes physical activity but also fosters a sense of friendly competition, encouraging youngsters to showcase their athletic talents in a fun and supportive environment. The coveted Golden Trackshoe serves as a symbol of achievement and camaraderie, making Little Olympics a memorable and motivational experience for the aspiring athletes.

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BACKPACKS FOR KIDS

Our Backpacks for Kids program is an ongoing program in partnership with our local food bank and Will Rogers Elementary School to provide students in need with a sack of nutritious, kid-friendly food to sustain them over weekends and holidays throughout the school year. 

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