What We Do

Our primary objective is a commitment to make children priority one, which means that all of our efforts are directed at improving the lives of young people in the community. Kiwanis motto is “We Build” and the fruits of our labor are clearly visible throughout the community. From the BRAND NEW Kiwanis Playground at Christmas Run Park to the Laura B. Frick Kiwanis Playground at Freedlander Park to picnic pavilions throughout the city, the Wooster Kiwanis Club has certainly made its mark on our town. We also have a vibrant Satellite Club at the Wayne County Schools Career Center!

PROCEEDS FOR ALL EVENTS LISTED BELOW (except Achievement Awards) benefit local service projects geared toward children. such

AAUM Kiwanis Used Book Sale

The 68th Annual AAUW/Kiwanis Used Book Sale will take place at Wayne County Fairgrounds, Buss Hall, at the end of September 2024. Please check back for dates.

VISIT OUR NEW DONATION LOCATION: The Red Barn, Located behind the Zion Lutheran Church, 301. North Market Street, Wooster Ohio




Except those that might be considered “vintage” Ex. Harvard Classics

Except collections that deal with a craft or might have historical value.

*Some Adult Content

*Pornographic Material

Achievement Awards

Every April, Kiwanis of Wooster, selects 3 students to receive an achievement award up to $1,000.

Pancake Breakfast (Held each year before Easter)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: March 23rd, 2024 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m at Wooster High School (515 Oldman Rd/44691) . SPECIAL GUEST: The Easter Bunny!

Presale tickets are $6.00/each and can be purchased at Murr Printing (201 N. Buckeye Street, Wooster, Ohio), or from any Wooster Kiwanian or via Venmo (@Kiwoo1923).

Tickets will be on sale at the door for $7/each.

Kids 5 and under EAT FOR FREE!

Strawberry Social (Held the 2nd Tuesday in June)

SAVE THE DATE: June 11th at Christmas Run Park (700 N. Grant Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691)

4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5.00 per person/ Kids 5 and under are FREE

Join us for an evening of fresh strawberries, cake and ice cream! Food truck onsite for you to grab dinner. Live music to tap your feet too (or dance)!

Friends, Family, Co-workers and Kids welcome! Kids can place on the Christmas Run Kiwanis Playground.

Safety Town (Held the 1st week of August each year)

Open to children who will be kindergarteners in a local Wooster School for the upcoming school year.

Children learn how to keep themselves safe as well as how to ride the school bus, bicycle safety, and traffic rules.

Safety Town is typically held Monday-Friday from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Elementary School in Wooster, Ohio. Graduation is held on Friday evening where family and friends are invited to attend.

Registration Fee: $18 per child (check payable to Wooster Kiwanis Club), cash, or Venmo also accepted (@KiWoo1923).

Registration forms are available here closer to the event AND available at kindergarten registration.