Serving the Children of the World

Programs, Projects, and Activities

Ashland Kiwanis participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and supporting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growith

Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

  • Monster Dash Run for Education, a series of running events to support the Ashland Schools Foundation (Monster Dash) with in-classroom grants at the public schools
  • Monster Ball Pasta Party, the evening before the Monster Dash foot races
  • Flag Program, where we put up and take down American flags at local businesses and organizations on most federal Holidays.
  • Ashland High School "Student of the Month"
  • Scholarship programs for seniors at the high school
  • Ashland High School Key Club
  • Special Olympic events, such as track & field, bowling, basketball, softball, and bocce ball
  • We donate money each year to the Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program benefiting the the Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.
  • Youth baseball and football
  • Scouting troops
  • Christmas gifts for the needy 
  • Salvation Army bell ringing
  • Postcard "buddy" program at the Ashland Middle School
  • Nature Center's school program scholarships, supporting young school children learning more about our Rogue Valley and its environment 
  • Flowers and caroling at Linda Vista's nursing and rehab center in Ashland
  • Elementary school reading, mentoring, and library book program
  • ScienceWorks exhibits, such as the bee exhibit
  • Essay contests at elementary schools
  • Teen Mom dinners
  • National Guard BBQs
  • Street clean-ups