The Kiwanis Club of Richmond prides itself on both the quality and quantity of service projects in which we engage. We partner with local organizations and schools to have a positive impact on youth of all ages in the city of Richmond. Some of our projects are long-term endeavors, like tutoring at Albert Hill Middle School. Other projects are one-time opportunities to make a difference in our community, such as serving water at the Richmond Marathon or preparing backpacks of food for school children in poverty with FeedMore. We also organize regular fundraising efforts to benefit some of our Community Partners.
Below is a sampling of some of the projects we organize. It’s not an exhaustive list, as we are growing and changing to meet the needs of our community.
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT):
Our club provides support to CHAT at their annual back-to-school cookout and their Halloween party.
Richmond Kiwanians participate in the Hospital’s annual Christmas party and every spring provide support for their Bike Safety Program by fitting bike helmets on children in Richmond city schools.
We have a committee dedicated to a plethora of short-term volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including the Ukrop’s 10K Race, Richmond Marathon, Salvation Army Bell-Ringing, FeedMore, and First Things First
Elementary School Projects:
We also have a committee dedicated solely to volunteering in two elementary schools with regular reading projects, as well as the Kiwanis-branded “Terrific Kids” motivational program.
This is an annual major fundraising event in September earmarked for Boys and Girls Clubs of Richmond summer camp activities.
Middle School Tutoring:
Volunteers meet weekly with students at Albert Hill Middle School on Monday afternoons, usually focusing on language arts tutoring.
This group plans an annual spring fundraising event for the Virginia Voice and also seeks volunteers for reading and delivering radios to the reading-impaired.