The Salem Kiwanis Club has been serving the greater Salem Oregon community since 1921. Members participate in a variety of local community service projects to benefit children and adults in the area served by the club.
Recipients of our services include but are not limited to:
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Relay For Life
American Red Cross
Local Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Head Start Program
The Salvation Army
Marion-Polk Food Share
Ronald McDonald House
Some of the Salem Kiwanis Club George F. Hixson Fellows
Salem Kiwanis donates many books to Head Start Schools in Salem
Salem Kiwanis sponsors an annual spelling bee for elementary, middle and high school students. In conjunction with the Salem Keizer Education Foundation, cash awards and certificates are given to the winners.
The Salem Kiwanis Club has an ongoing project to donate children's books to local elementary and preschools. Committee co-chair Hugh Nelson "sits down" with some of the kids at a recent book delivery.
In 2013-2014, Kiwanis members collected, sorted, and distributed books to
8,916 elementary, pre-school and Head Start children in 95 local schools
for a total of 43,366 free books.
Annual Mustang Raffle sales at Oregon State Fair. Raffle ticket sales raises funds for Doernbecher Children's hospital in Portland Oregon.
Above: Salem Kiwanis members Bill Stortz, left, and Bill Van Natta ring
the bell for the Salvation Army Holiday fund drive.
Below: Members, from left, Sean Downey and Hugh Nelson.