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  Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic
  Pancake Breakfast

  2020 Centennial Parks Project
  Boys & Girls Clubs
  Diaper Drive
  Dictionary Project
  Fight Hunger Food Drive
  Foster Children
  Kiwanis One Day
  Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen
  The Eliminate Project
  The Salvation Army
  Wake County Public Libraries
  Past Projects

  Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh
  Builders Club - Martin Middle School
  Circle K - Meredith College
  Circle K - North Carolina State University
  Key Club - Athens Drive High School
  Key Club - Broughton High School
  Key Club - Enloe High School
  Key Club - Vernon Malone College & Career Academy
  Key Club - Wake Early College of Health and Sciences

  Autism Society of North Carolina
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County
  Community Music School
  Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center
  Haven House Services
  Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program
  Learning Together
  Loaves and Fishes Ministry
  Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach
  Prevent Blindness North Carolina
  Raleigh Little Theatre
  Ship Community Outreach
  StepUP Ministry
  The Green Chair Project
  Triangle Family Services
  Urban Ministries of Wake County
  Wake Relief Food Pantry
  Wee Care Children's Enrichment Program



Change the Future

Since 2013, we have had a money jar on the sign in table at our weekly meetings, giving our members and guests an opportunity to donate their spare change, a dollar, or more for the benefit of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We also ask our members to consider donating a birthday check in a dollar amount equal to their age.

Change the Future is our club's only direct fundraiser with the purpose of growing the endowment of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation, and donations are tax deductible. Please make your check payable to Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation with Change the Future on the memo line.

Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic

The Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic has been an annual fundraising event since 1991. Proceeds benefit the local organizations supported by the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. We appreciate the players, hole sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help make the event a continuing success.

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Neuse Golf Club
Information and Registration: Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic Flyer

Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2018 Raleigh Kiwanis Golf Classic:

    WakeMed Children's

    Haden Jennings and Rick Miller
    PLC Rouse Norton PLLC
    Triangle Securities, LLC

    Extra Attic Self-Storage
    Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
    Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law
    The Glenwood Agency
    Walker Auto Parts
    Young Moore and Henderson, PA

Pancake Breakfast

Our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, held annually since 2010, supports children in the community through club service projects and the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. Tickets are $6 each and include all the pancakes and sausage you can eat plus your choice of juice, coffee, milk, or water. Please help us in continuing to make the event a big success!

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Place: Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh

Thanks to the following sponsors of the 2018 Pancake Breakfast:

    Friends of the Lottery
    Integrated Communications
    KC Ramsay
    Robert L. Gomez CPA, PC
    Williams Overman Pierce, LLP

    Andrew Perry, DDS
    Judge Griffin for Court of Appeals
    North State Journal
    PLC Rouse Norton PLLC
    Postal Solutions
    Raleigh Waterproofing
    Walker Auto Parts
    Williams Mullen

    Alton B. Smith
    April Blackwell
    Bond Roofing
    Boyles Dental
    Capital Investment Companies
    Capitol Coffee Systems
    Cherry Bekaert LLP
    Christopher Lewis White, PA
    Clayton Pediatric Dental Center
    Cricket's East Side Salon
    Custom Brick and Supply Company
    Duke Energy
    Excel Moving & Storage
    Extra Attic Self-Storage
    Grimes Insurance Group, LLC
    Harold Garner
    Heyward Wall Law, PA
    Jones Keystone Insurance
    Judge Keith Gregory
    Lean Team Management Consultants
    McDonald's Eastern NC
    Mike Davis Public Relations
    MPC Certified Public Accountants
    Parrott Insurance & Benefits
    Patrick H. Yanke, CFP
    Patrick M. Roberson, DDS, PA
    Pendleton Financial
    Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
    Robert M. Poteat, DDS, MS, PA
    Saleeby Chiropractic Centre
    Sharon Parro
    Sheetz Garner
    The Glenwood Agency
    The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC
    The LeClair Family
    Triangle Securities
    US Foods
    Young Moore and Henderson, PA


2020 Centennial Parks Project

To celebrate our club's 100th anniversary, the goal of our 2020 Centennial Parks Project is to make a contribution to the City of Raleigh that is substantial, long-lasting, and consistent with our mission of improving the world one child and one community at a time. Our $418,800 donation is being used for significant improvements at Kiwanis Park and Laurel Hills Park.

Click here to view a video from our Volunteer Day at Laurel Hills Park.

To make a pledge or for more information, click on the links below.

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Boys & Girls Clubs

Members of our club host an annual Christmas party for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since 1966, the organization has been at the forefront of youth development, serving thousands of Wake County young people from age 6 to 18 with a safe after school environment. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and life enhancing programs and character developing experiences that give young people opportunities to be successful in life and become productive members of society.

Diaper Drive

In partnership with The Diaper Train at Saint Saviour's Center, since 2014 we have held an annual Diaper Drive to collect diapers, baby wipes, and children’s books. Our donations help provide some of the basic needs of young children. Since 2011, The Diaper Train has distributed more than 3 million diapers to low income families in Wake County. The program assists over 1,100 children each month through donations and the hard work of volunteers.

Dictionary Project

Our club participates in an annual division wide project to buy and distribute dictionaries to third grade students in the local cummunity. Students are given the dictionaries to keep and use as their own personal reference books. Dictionaries are essential tools for a quality education, and students cannot do their best work without them. A dictionary in the home serves as a resource for the whole family. It improves everyone's vocabulary and encourages children to learn more words.

Fight Hunger Food Drive

Since 2010, we have sponsored an annual Fight Hunger Food Drive in partnership with Urban Ministries of Wake County. Urban Ministries is a nonprofit human service organization that alleviates the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter, and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency, and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community.

Foster Children

In partnership with Wake County Human Services, our members provide Christmas gifts for local foster children each year.

Kiwanis One Day

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a global day of service as part of Kiwanis One Day. The entire Kiwanis family is united in performing nearly a million hours of service around the world in just one day. The energy, commitment, and camaraderie surrounding this single day make the experience of hands-on service even more gratifying for our members as they make an immediate, measurable impact on the community.

Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen

Since 1986, our club members have volunteered to help serve at the Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen, located at the Church of The Good Shepherd, 125 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The Shepherd's Table has been in operation since 1980 and serves a hot lunch to about 300 people Monday through Friday.

100K Club

The Eliminate Project

The second Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project was announced in June, 2010. Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces for The Eliminate Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that results in the painful death of thousands of newborn babies and mothers each year. The initial goal was to raise $110 million to provide vaccines for more than 100 million mothers and their future babies throughout the world.

In March, 2012, our club voted to participate in The Eliminate Project as a 100K Club with a fundraising goal of $100,000. We reached our goal in September, 2014, and our current total in 2018 is $110,766.

Kiwanis International reached the fundraising goal of $110 million in 2016, but our job is not done yet. We are determined to finish what we started and provide additional funds for vaccines to eliminate MNT in the last remaining countries where it exists.

If you would like to participate in this important project, please print the donation form to mail with your tax deductible donation, making sure to designate it as being for The Eliminate Project.

The Salvation Army

We donate surplus food from our weekly meetings and provide volunteers for the soup kitchen at The Salvation Army of Wake County. One of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been serving the people of Wake County since 1887. The organization provides food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.

Wake County Public Libraries

In honor of our speaker each week, we donate a children's book to the Wake County Public Libraries.



Aktion Club

Aktion Club is an organization for adults living with disabilities who desire to become leaders in the community and provide service to others. We sponsor the Aktion Club of Greater Raleigh, chartered in 2008, with support from The Arc of North Carolina and Wake Enterprises.

Builders Club

Builders Club is the largest service organization in the world for middle school and junior high students. Members learn to work together and develop leadership skills as they serve their schools and communities. We sponsor the Builders Club at Martin Middle School, chartered in 2015.


Circle K International

Circle K International is a Kiwanis organization devoted to involving college and university students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. Emphasis is placed on service, leadership, career development, and fellowship. Circle K members are inspired to better the world through projects on campus, in the community, and on a global scale. We sponsor the following Circle K Clubs:

    North Carolina State University, chartered in 1961
    Meredith College, chartered in 2015

Key Club International

Key Club International is a Kiwanis organization for high school students that conducts an active program of service in the school and community. Its objectives include the development of initiative, leadership, and good citizenship, and it is the largest high school service organization in the world. We sponsor the following Key Clubs:

    Athens Drive High School, chartered in 1987
    Broughton High School, chartered in 1991
    Enloe High School, chartered in 1993
    Vernon Malone College & Career Academy, chartered in 2018
    Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, chartered in 2013



In 1994, Kiwanis International announced its first Worldwide Service Project, in partnership with UNICEF, with a goal of eliminating iodine deficiencey diseases (IDD) throughout the world. Nearly $100 million was raised, and IDD projects were funded in 95 nations. The project has been heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world. Our club reached our goal of $75,000 in 1999 and eventually raised $101,000.

Habitat for Humanity

In 1996-1997, our club sponsored the financing and construction of a Habitat for Humanity house on Spaulding Street in Raleigh. The total cost of $46,800 was paid for with $30,000 in contributions from 115 of our members, $2,000 from an Athens Drive High School Key Club fundraiser, and $14,800 from the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation. 60 of our members worked on the house along with students from our sponsored Key Clubs and other groups.

Victory Junction

In 2004-2005, we raised $51,540 to help build a Kiwanis Cabin and provide camperships at Victory Junction. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, the summer camp enriches the lives of children aged 6 to 16 who have chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a medically sound environment. The program offers a week of exhilarating, challenging and nurturing fun under comprehensive, but unobtrusive, 24 hour medical supervision.