The Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club was built upon a Midwestern foundation, with positive values and a constant striving for excellent community service. It was founded in 1955, with 28 members. Today, the club has 100 members and is comprised mostly of retired professionals who offer their experience, knowledge, time and talents to the community. These members annually provide over 10,000 volunteer hours to 30 community service projects, donate over $40,000 annually to more than 15 nonprofit community organizations, and support three high school Key Clubs and one collegiate Circle K Club.
The Naperville Evening Kiwanis club is rich with a history of service which has a focus on children and youth. It continues to strive today to give “hands-on” help to the community. It has a reputation of being the “grunt workers” of area service organizations. That’s part of the culture of the club. Members cut grass, paint, cut wood, stuff envelopes, clean up roads, deliver meals and books, pick up and sort food, drive the Edward shuttle bus for employees, shuttle Edward patients within the hospital, assist at Special Olympics and sing along with residents of retirement communities and nursing homes.
Courtesy of Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club Website