Kiwanis Club of Placentia
We are the Kiwanis Club of Placentia. We are part of Kiwanis International, which is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.
We are small business owners, professionals, and active retirees who have come together to make Placentia a better place to live.
We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference, and we have fun along the way.
We are the Kiwanis Club of Placentia. Come join us.
We are the friendly folks in the blue shirts who:
· Cook and serve pancakes and hot dogs at Love Placentia, the Reach Foundation’s Shamrock N Run, Placentia Little League and Miracle League opening days, Special Olympics, and the Placentia Library Summer Reading Celebration
· Sponsor yearly back-to-school shopping and a holiday party for needy children
· Donate holiday food baskets to the Friendly Center
· Collect food to restock Blessing Boxes in local parks
· Donate and serve pumpkin pies at the annual LOT318 Thanksgiving Day Feast
· Donate books for hospitalized children and their families to Children’s Hospital of Orange County
· Sponsor the Aktion Club of North Orange County and Key Clubs at El Dorado and Valencia High Schools
Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.
Kiwanis Club of Placentia
Originally chartered from 1960 to 1982, the Kiwanis Club of Placentia was revived in May 2012 by a group of civic minded men and women to support the community and serve its children. Local community organizations and programs that the Club has supported and assisted since its revival are:
Aktion Club of North Orange County
Circle K, CSUF initiative
Adopt-a-Family and Holiday Food Baskets
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
El Dorado High School Key Club
Miracle League of North Orange County
Miss Placentia and Miss Teen Placentia Pageants
National Night Out
Placentia Library Foundation
Special Olympics of Southern California
Valencia High School Key Club
The Club is also part of a larger, international organization of Kiwanis Clubs that can have a global impact through specific international service projects. In its first worldwide service project, Kiwanis worked to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders, which was the leading preventable cause of mental retardation. In its second worldwide service project, the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces in 2010 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—a deadly disease that steals the lives of 34,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Through this project, Kiwanis raised cash and pledges of $110 million and is now fulfilling those pledges to fund vaccines and save lives and protect futures.
There are over 15,000 Kiwanis Clubs in more than 90 countries. These clubs make their marks by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International fulfills its promise of Serving the Children.
Our Kiwanis Objectives
To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
Our Kiwanis Members
In Loving Memory of
Dennis O’Hern was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Placentia who exemplified selfless community involvement for those less fortunate.