Lafayette & West Lafayette, Indiana


We build: Changing the World, One Child and One Community at a Time

The purpose of the Lafayette Kiwanis Club is to help make this community a better place in which children can live. We do that with our fundraising and then distribute the money to organizations and projects that support youth. 

Every Thursday, our club meets during the lunch hour at MCL Restaurant and Bakery to share fun, food, a song or two, good news with our happy dollars and hear presentations from a variety of top notch guest speakers. Even though these weekly meetings are not mandatory, many of our members regularly come to the meetings in order to meet with their friends, their fellow Kiwanians. While our meetings are a great way to get together as a club, meetings are not all that Kiwanis is about.  We do expect members to participate in a meaningful way.

The real work of the club is done with our committees. We work hard to raise money to give away. Each year Lafayette Kiwanis Club provides student scholarships, programs to honor kids achievments, and assistance to youth-oriented organizations and programs within our community. We are also in the process of building two projects dedicated to the youth of Greater Lafayette, a Kiwanis Education Station at Columbia Park Zoo and a Kiwanis Children's Playground in West Lafayette's Cumberland Park.

We are building the Kiwanis Playground at Cumberland Park on Thursday and Friday April 28-29!
Please sign up to volunteer to do the build and support our children.

Kiwanis Playground at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette

Would you like to join us in making this community a better place in which children can live? Then come and join us in the fun and in the work. You can even help by making a donation to help our efforts. 


Thank you for your support.

Featured Projects:

Project Eliminate

Lafayette Kiwanis is actively supporting Project Elimate, a joint project between Kiwanis International and UNICEF. Our goal is to emiminate maternal/neonatal tetanus. Tetanus is a painful and deadly disease, causing extreme sensitivity to light, sound and contact, even preventing the comfort of a mother's touch. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.  More information...