The Club with the "Dash"!


Welcome to the Fundraisers and Projects page for the Kiwanis Club of South-West Peoria.

The following are some, but not all, of the projects and activities of South-West Kiwanis Club of Peoria.

1963 -- With other Peoria Kiwanis Clubs, sponsored development and construction of Kiwanis London House for senior citizens, with continuing support today.

1976 -- South-West Kiwanis constructed the Viet Nam Memorial in Glen Oak Park.  This is the first such Memorial in Illinois. It was recently expanded to include the veterans of all wars.  We have conducted a Memorial Day Service there every year since 1976.

1980 -- South-West Kiwanis sponsored the first Peoria County Sheriff's Award Luncheon

2016 -- Day Treatment School at Trewyn - This partnership was created between Peoria Public School Foundation and South-West Kiwanis of Peoria.  Club members work with students as mentors and tutors.  They also volunteer to help plan activities for parents and staff.

2017 -- Lend A Hand - This project makes funding available to children with disabilities in need of equipment relevant to their special needs.   The Club reaches out to families who have exhausted all other funding sources.

South-West Kiwanis is the second longest continuing donor to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, and an original contributor to the "Saint Jude Run" from Memphis to Peoria

Children's Hospital of Illinois is an on-going beneficiary of South-West Kiwanis.

These are some projects in which South-West Kiwanis is involved:

  • Spastic Research Foundation
  • The Penguin Project
  • Emergency Fund -- Any child may obtain assistance through the Club's Emergency Fund.
  • Provide Flags to the City of Peoria Constitution Garden Flag Day Ceremonies.
  • Fund annual College scholarships for two Manual Key Club graduating seniors.
  • Assist with the Infant Car Seats, a program to provide infant car seats to parents.
  • Participate in various mentoring/reading programs
  • Martin Luther King Program: January 12, 2013
  • Presidents' Day Program: February 16, 2012
  • Bowl-a-Thon for Spastic Research-Jillian's at Grand Prairie:  February 25, 2012
  • Kiwanis One Day Activity: April 7, 2012
  • Arbor Tree Planting at Local School:  April 27, 2012
  • Law Day Program:  May 3, 2012
  • Memorial Day Ceremony: May 31, 2012
  • Flag Day Ceremony:  June 14, 2012
  • Labor Day Program: September 3, 2012
  • Veterans' Day Program:  November 8, 2012
  • Agriculture Appreciation Day Program:  November, 2012
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringers:  December 2012