How Kiwanis Helps Your Community

Kiwanis is a global organization with the mission to change the world one community at a time. At Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis, we love supporting Valparaiso! Sunrise Kiwanis is actively involved in a variety of programs to raise funds that directly support our Valparaiso youth and families. It is who we are! The proceeds generated from our events are kept here, in Valparaiso.

This is how Sunrise Kiwanis helps your community:

Scholarships: Each year, the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis awards three college scholarships to local seniors. Most recently, we awarded three wonderful young adults: Connor, Hannah, and Grace.

Opportunities for local kids: Our large group of volunteers at Sunrise Kiwanis sponsors, supports, and mentors various Kiwanis Family youth groups in our community. Click here to read our blog about the way we empower, invigorate, and support our youth.

Annual Rummage Sale: Each year Sunrise Kiwanis hosts an Annual Rummage Sale. We collect items throughout the year and host our rummage sale at the Eagles in May.

Choc-o-lots Event: Our Sunrise Kiwanis signature event, Choc-o-Lots, is in November. There is a lot of scrumptious chocolate to sample and we also have a live silent auction. There are decorated trees and baskets to win. It’s a big hit!

Golf Outing: First Tee and Kiwanis partner to introduce children to nine core values including: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgement.

Basketball/Football Raffle: Kiwanis attends VHS football and basketball games every year and we raffle off the game ball. It’s a lot of fun and great way that we engage with our community!Do you want to help support children and families in our own backyard? For more information, please feel free to stop by Viking Chili Bowl in Valparaiso any Tuesday from 7 am to 8 am. We’d love to treat you to breakfast! You can also email: