Each year since YC:PO began in 1990, more than 4,000 Kiwanis clubs have helped kids, prenatal through 5. Annually, clubs spend $35 million and volunteer for 1 million hours through projects involving parent education and support, safety and pediatric trauma, child care and development, and maternal and infant health.
Currently, 1,500 clubs support immunization programs and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Approximately 1,000 clubs work with Head Start centers child care programs, Reading is Fundamental projects and parenting programs. And more than 500 clubs help educate pregnant women, conduct child- safety programs, and combat child abuse.
Despite these efforts, many more children could benefit from Kiwanis intervention.