Since its inception in the 1950’s, the mission of the Garland Kiwanis Club has been to serve the children of the community. It is the belief of the Garland Kiwanis Club that when you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things happen! We are engaged in several youth groups, providing students with opportunities to develop leadership, improve self-esteem, increase civic engagement and learn life skills through service. Youth clubs supported by the Garland Kiwanis include:
- Garland High School Key Club
- North Garland Key Club
- Sachse High School Key Club
- Kimberlin Academy K-Kids
- Shorehaven K-Kids
- Girls with Goals
- Boy Scouts
Through its various fundraising activities, Garland Kiwanis offers college scholarships to aspiring youth who maintain excellent scholastic standards, actively provide community service and demonstrate leadership skills while in junior and high school. Activities that support our scholarship efforts include the annual Pancakes with Santa, Leadership and Volunteer Fair, flower sales during the spring and other community group fundraising events.
In addition to our fundraising activities, Garland Kiwanis is active in the community, supporting other not-for-profit, civic and governmental organizations in their efforts to maintain a viable and desirable community. Garland Kiwanians believe that serving is a lifetime commitment and that serving the needs of your community makes our community a better place to live, work and play. Our many service events include assisting with the aftermath of a recent tornado, donating clothing to the school district, sponsoring elementary kids to attend college tours and cultural events, assisting with back-to-school supplies drives, assisting with the Angel Tree coordination at Christmas time, etc.
The Garland Kiwanis Club has an operating structure that consists of formal bylaws, a Board of Directors, board officers and board committees. The Club currently has 35 active members and is often called upon to partner with other community and civic organizations.