Kiwanis Club of Acadiana

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

Other Service Projects

Kiwanis One Day of Service at the Boys and Girls Club

“BUG” Program (Bring Up Grades) student award ceremony at Plantation Elem

The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana proudly supports local community organizations and events, including the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Rebuilding Together Acadiana, Festival International, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Toys for Tots and Junior Achievement. KOA allocates $10,000-$15,000 annually to designated local children’s charities. Our primary fundraising project is the annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast held in the fall.

Past and current Service Projects:

  • Acadiana Outreach Christmas Extravaganza
  • Acadiana Regional Spelling Bee-sponsor and event volunteers
  • Annual National Day of Prayer-coordinate, host and event volunteers for “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast”
  • Children’s Museum “New Years at Noon” activity booth sponsor & volunteers
  • Children’s Museum Ice Cream “Freeze-off” –event participants
  • Downtown Alive Beer tending
  • Easter Baskets WC Hospital- visiting child patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital and delivering Easter baskets to them
  • Festival International- fundraiser from Festival pin booth sales (volunteers)
  • Gumbo/Rice & Gravy/Etc Cook-offs- event participants
  • Junior Achievement – volunteer classroom teachers on provided business/economic content
  • K-kids club sponsor at Ossun Elementary
  • LEF Book Bug Drive
  • Miles Perret Children’s Caner Center – Gift Wrapping Volunteers for Christmas Gifts to Kids
  • Plantation Elementary – Bring Up Grades award program
  • Rebuilding Together Acadiana-light construction etc. volunteers
  • Toys for Tots- volunteers help Marine Corps sort gifts for distribution
  • Zydeco Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser –coordinate event and event volunteers to raise money for other nonprofits