Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide. Below are the projects in which we are currently involved and photos can be see in our photo album:
Parade of Flag: July 2015 will mark the completion of the Kiwanis Parade of Flags. A community effort to beautify the east entrance to Seward and to display all 50 state flags, the military flags, and the American flag.
Backpack Program: Kiwanis works with the Food Bank of Lincoln to send home food-filled backpacks every Friday during the school year to students at Seward Public Elementary, St. John Elementary, and St. Vincent de Paul Elementary. Kiwanis coordinates fundraising through the Empty Bowls Luncheon held annually in October and coordinates all volunteer efforts around food packing, distribution, and community educations.
Service Leadership Programs: The Kiwanis club of Seward sponsors the Seward High Key Club, Seward Middle School Builders Club, and several Key Leader participants annually.
Young Children Priority One: Young Children Priority One (YCPO) is an ongoing community service program in which Kiwanis helps to address the needs of children ages 0-5. Programs in Seward consist of sponsoring UNL Extension Family Nights, providing books, winter clothing, supplies to Seward County Head Start and much, much, more.
Ag Recognition Banquet: Every year in March we partner with the Seward Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize farm and agri-business families making a difference in Seward County. This year marked our 47th event and was celebrated with Governor Pete Ricketts.
Scholarship Awards: The Kiwanis club of Seward supports graduating seniors through gifts to the Seward Community Scholarship Fund as well as presenting scholarships at the annual Ag Recognition Banquet.
Home Delivered Meals: Partnering with Seward Memorial Health Care Systems, Kiwanis coordinates the daily delivery to residence in need of a noon meal.
Seward Community Pool Parties: Annually Kiwanis sponsors two nights at the Seward Dowding Pool. The pool is open for extended hours in the evening at which time admission is free to all. Games, prizes, and snow cones are always popular additions.