What We Do

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service and friendships while

“Serving the Children of the World”

Below are some of the projects and activities in which we are involved with.

Brief Description: Using donated lumber, volunteers annually make thousands of wood toys for donation to kids in need being served by family/child welfare agencies and organizations locally, in country and abroad.  Approximately 10% of the modestly priced toys made are sold to help defray the cost of required purchased supplies.  We have given away a little over 200,000 toys since 2010 and about 10,000 every year. Contact Marv VanPeursem email him at [email protected]

General Activities:

Obtain suitable, donated unfinished lumber

Make toys (Using power and non-power tools)

Maintain the shop and shop equipment

Seek potential recipient agencies and organizations

Purchase needed supplies

Distribute toys

Participate in local festivals, merchant, farm and model train shows to sell our special Design Toys which helps to defray operating expenses.

Brief Description: The club arranges with local stores to supply shoes to children. We work with local agencies to identify appropriate recipients. We have provided 20 pairs per year.

Brief Description: We have been donating a book to each first grade student in local elementary schools in the fall and again in the spring. The books have a label inside the front cover with the student’s name and “Kiwanis Club of Longmont”. When we deliver the books we read with each student, they sign their name below our’s as a promise to keep reading. We started this project in 2005. A donation of 160 books a year.

”A book is a gift you can open again and again”.

Brief Description: The Boulder County Fair Parade is organized and run by Kiwanis as a major Longmont event related to the County Fair. Entry forms are here on our site in March.


email Cheryl at [email protected]

Coordinate With City for permits and Kiwanis International for insurance

Coordinate with fire, police, emergency services and facilities providers and meet as necessary

Arrange for special Grand Marshal official cars, order trophies, secure judges

Send over a hundred invitations to enter the parade. This includes Businesses, Local High Schools, Agencies, Organizations, Farmers, Ranchers, the list is endless.

Advertise for and keep track of parade entries sending updates etc.

Arrange for notification and placement of “No Parking” zones signs, delivering flyers to residents in the NP Zone

Public relations with area newspapers, creating print and electronic media releases

Contact and secure other service groups to volunteer assistance on parade day

Organize and determine parade participant order

Set up parade day parking and participant start positions

Manage the parade, check in entries to confirm correct spot in the lineup

Parade rolls out promptly at 10AM on the first Saturday in August

Clean up after the parade and award division trophies.
It’s a wrap! Once again, an awesome job serving Longmont and surrounding communities.

Brief Description: The club owns a vending machine which is placed at the Boulder County Motor Vehicles office at the corner of Sixth Ave. and Coffman St. in Longmont. We work with Golden Nuggets Club in Boulder which stocks the wholesale supplies . This is one source of income for the club. We have been doing since 1998.

General Activities:

Order materials for the machine, service monthly and collection

Assemble small plastic bags of nuts and bolts

Brief Description: Club members volunteer as greeters at a local grocery store to hand out bags and invite shoppers to purchase a few extra non-perishable food items for donation to the regional food bank.

Brief Description: Club members volunteer as greeters at a local store to ring the Salvation Army bell and invite shoppers to donate to the collection bucket.


  1. SELECTION CRITERIA: Financial need and scholarship standing 250 word essay on what President John F. Kennedy said, “ Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country”. What does this statement mean to you presently today?

2. Family income not to exceed a yearly income of $70,000 per year.

3. Eligibility: Any Graduating Senior in good standing from the St. Vrain Valley area.

4. Restrictions: Scholarship funds awarded are to be used exclusively at a University, College or Vocational Trade School.

5. Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Longmont Colorado

6. Amount: Three (3) $2,500.00 Scholarships will be awarded

7. Payable: Directly to the Financial Administrator of the institution recipient is accepted

8. Selection Committee : Longmont Kiwanis Scholarship Committee

9. Form Used: Local Scholarship Application INCLUDING TRANSCRIPT

10. DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2024

11. Local Scholarship Coordinator Maura Brady McMullen

Longmont, CO 80503

[email protected]

phone: 720-493-3940