Local People Making A Local Difference

Are you looking for ways to get to know people in your community?
To connect with others—and get involved in projects that change lives?
Kiwanis is all about making friends—and making an impact—in your local community.

We invite you to come join us as we take part in community service projects and raise money for great causes.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Upcoming Events

  • 2023 Shorewood Kiwanis Casino Night
    Apr 22, 2023, 4:00 PM – Apr 23, 2023, 8:30 PM
    Shorewood, 700 W Jefferson St, Shorewood, IL 60404, USA
    Join Shorewood Kiwanis in their Fundraiser for local charitable institutions. Visit with representatives from the local groups we assist with time, money and physical donations.


Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs—nearly 600,000 members strong—annually raise more than US$100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. 

Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities. 

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Helping Children in Our Community


Building a Better Future

Our primary objective has been to make the community a better place in which to live by focusing attention on the health, education, and welfare of the people of the community. We have served the area by contributing financially to worthy causes and by becoming personally involved in community work.

You will always find the Shorewood IL Kiwanis Club volunteering throughout our local community.  

We help support other local children's organizations like Joliet Boys and Girls Club, Shorewood-Troy Public Library,

Shorewood Shop with a Cop and countless others.



April 27, 2019 from 4-9pm

This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Please join us for a night of entertainment. We'll have gaming tables, FULL buffet meal, raffles & silent auction all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere!

All proceeds raised will benefit local children in our community.  

Past recipients have been Shorewood Shop with a Cop, Boys & Girls Club of Joliet, Will county Children's Advocacy Center Paws 4 Kids, Joliet Area Community Hospice Pediatric Care, JTHS Childcare Center, Morning Star Mission, Catholic Charities Head Start & Christmas Gift Program, Shorewood-Troy Public Library Kids Program, Guardian Angel, The Miracle League of Joliet, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Royal Family Kids Camps, Shorewood Crossroads Fest - Adopt A Ride, Which Wich Cares and countless other organizations.

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