Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 by a group of businessmen in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The name “Kiwanis” was derived from an American Indian expression, “Nunc Kee-wanis,” which means, “We trade.“ The motto changed to “We Build” in 1920 and transitioned to “Serving the children of the world” in 2005.
In New England we support Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute ( KPTI ) located at the Floating Hospital, Tuffs University, Boston, MA. The Red Jackets worn by Kiwanians represent significant donations to KPTI.
Internationally, we are helping to eliminate Maternal Neo-natal tetanus. A major cause of infant mortality in third world countries. Along with UNICEF most of the world has been declared tetanus free.
The Greater Danbury Club has been serving the community for 80 years.