What We Do

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

The Kiwanis Club of Coldwater has raised and donated over $500,000 to support children, youth and child focused organizations in the last 20 years.

Walk the Miracle Mile 2022

The Coldwater High School Key Club led the Walk the Miracle Mile fundraising event at the Coldwater Football Stadium and raised $1000 for the Mercer Health Pediatric Treatment Room
Key Club presents the funds raised at the Walk the Miracle Mile event to Mercer Health

Christmas at Memorial Park 2023

The third Christmas at Memorial Park will be held in December 2023. There will be a lighted Christmas area in the Park every evening from December 1st through December 28th. Special events are planned for 2 weekends, December 1-3 and December 9-10. Weekend events include:

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Christmas Parade
  • Kid’s Fun Day with games and prizes
  • Pony Rides
  • Carriage Rides
  • Rock on Ice (ice sculpture)
  • Gingerbread house contest
  • Live Nativity Scene
  • Walking Christmas Characters
  • Cookies and Hot Chocolate

Christmas at Memorial Park Facebook Page: Christmas at Memorial Park | Facebook

Mercer Health Pediatric Treatment Room

Our Kiwanis club’s current major project is raising funds for the Mercer Health Pediatric Treatment Room. We have committed to a pledge of $25,000 that is to be completed over 5 years.

The final donation toward the $25,000 pledge for the Pediatric Treatment Room
The first donation towards our pledge for the Pediatric Treatment Room

Scholarship Banquet & Achievement Awards

2023 Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients
2023 Aktion Club Scholarship Recipient

Some of our Service Projects

  • Scholarships for high school seniors – Scholarship Banquet Sponsor
  • Christmas at Memorial Park
  • Pork and non-perishables for the food pantry
  • Adopt-a-Highway (State Route 118 South of Coldwater)
  • Arts in the Parksponsor
    • Support for Safe Sleep program (SafeSleep.Ohio.gov)
  • Literacy Night for elementary students
  • A Park 4 All Abilities donation for playground ride (The WHIRL)
  • Little League Team sponsor
  • M.A.V. Youth Mentoring (Formerly Big Brothers/Big Sisters) donor
  • Junior Fair sponsor
  • Second and Seven reading program at Coldwater Elementary
  • Our Home Family Resource Center Empty Bowls Event donor

The Kiwanis Club of Coldwater completed its $50,000 pledge to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund for the International Project called “Eliminate.” in 2019. The goal of the Eliminate Project is to rid the world of maternal/neonatal tetanus. Since Kiwanis International joined UNICEF in the project, Maternal/neonatal tetanus has been eliminated in 27 countries. Risk of the disease still remains in 12 countries.

Fund Raising

K-Burger Sales at Community Events

The Kiwanis K-Burger Trailer

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Making pancakes

Walk the Miracle Mile