Community service is at the heart of what we do. The Westfield Kiwanis Club founded the Westfield Boys & Girls Club in 1969 and continues to support that club financially. Westfield Kiwanis also founded and supports Little League baseball and softball in Westfield.
Westfield Kiwanis supports many youth-oriented programs in Westfield, including youth hockey and soccer, and sponsors Kiwanis-affiliated Key Clubs at local high schools and Circle K at Westfield State University. The club supports library programs for children, provides citizenship awards for deserving local students, and supports our elder residents through the Westfield Council on Aging. Kiwanis also sponsors an annual bicycle safety rodeo in Westfield.
As a member of Kiwanis International and the New England District of Kiwanis, Westfield Kiwanis Club is part of an organization that seeks to benefit children and youth regionally, nationally and internationally. The Westfield Kiwanis Club raises and distributes more than $40,000 annually to deserving charitable causes in our community. Among our major fund-raising projects are our annual Cable TV Auction, held the first Sunday in March, and our Kiwanis Peanut Day sale, held on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Kiwanis Giant Tag Sale held in June and a booth at the Granville Fall Harvest Fair where we sell hand made and unusual items over Columbus Day weekend in October.
Some of the beneficiaries of our fund-raising efforts have been:
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
- Kiwanis Foundation of New England
- Westfield Little League. Babe Ruth baseball, girls softball
- Westfield Youth Hockey
- Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute
- Bike Rodeo/Safety Program
- Seniors Picnic
- Westfield Head Start
- Western Mass. Wright Flight
- Western New England Walk for Autism Research
We take pride in our association and cooperation with our many community partners, including: