Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing the world one child and one community
at a time.--Kiwanis defining statement, adopted
The Fairfield Kiwanis Club is affiliated with
Kiwanis International which is dedicated to changing the world,
one child, one community at a time.
Our community of Fairfield, Iowa in Jefferson
County is served by Kiwanians whose purpose is to serve the children
of the community.
This is accomplished in many ways, from
scholarships for graduating seniors, non-traditional student
scholarships, preschool scholarships and through many other avenues.
A major program of the past two years has been
to provide pediatric trauma kits to all First Responders in
Jefferson County. After this was accomplished, we provided for kits
for every FR group in neighboring Van Buren County, and are now
working to see that every First Responder group in Southeast Iowa is
Fairfield Kiwanis has built playgrounds and
contributed to other playgrounds in Fairfield and contributes
annually to various charities including, but not limited to: Ronald
McDonald House in Iowa City; the local Lord’s Cupboard; helped
Jefferson County Conservation Board with the purchase of a trail
buggy which enables the elderly and disabled to use the county
trails; Pediatric Chaplaincy program sponsored by the Iowa City
Kiwanis; Christmas gifts for needy children; Boy Scouts; Girl
Scouts; Camp Courageous; fencing for Community Childcare and others,
Relay for Life and others.