Division 4 Service Projects
Young Children Priority One
The Eliminate Project - Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in developing countries - 2011-2020. Clubs and individual members donate funds to help add iodine to salt of all countries of the world that had iodine deficiency.
Buckle Up Kids in Cars - Signature project in 2003-2005. Clubs promote use of child safety seats and booster seats within their community through special projects and publicity.
Mom's Day Baby Shower - Annually the Saturday before Mother's Day, starting May 2000. Clubs solicit donations of baby care items from customers at Hy-Vee stores.
Immunization Clinics - Clubs and Health Clinics manned sites throughout the Metro area to provide immunization to young children and flu shots to adults.
Children's Miracle Network - Members manned telephones during the annual fundraising campaign.
Kiwanis for Katrina's Children - In 2005 and 2006, Metropolitan Kansas City Kiwanis clubs donated $17,595 to help children affected by Hurricane Katrina. The money went the Kiwanis Youth Foundation of New Orleans, and was used to help rebuild a residence hall at the K-Bar-B Ranch in Lacombe, LA.
Project Stop Hunger food drive - In 2000 and 2001, clubs solicited donations from customers of Apple Markets for food for Harvesters.
Productivity Enhancement Program In selected years, Division 4 acts as host to visiting Russians participating in the Productivity Enhancement Program, a program of the Center for Citizen Initiatives, supported by The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - US Department of State. From May 23 through June 9, 2002, Division 4 hosted eleven graphic artists from Russia, accompanied by two interpreters. Division 4 Kiwanians escorted the visitors to companies in the graphic arts industry to learn American business practices.