What We Do

Our commitment to Youth

While Kiwanis International takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty worldwide, The Kiwanis Club of Staunton is focused on supporting youth in the Staunton and Augusta County areas. Our Kiwanis members are generous with their time through our community projects which include marshaling the Staunton Christmas parade, coordinating the Staunton Babe Ruth Baseball program at Gypsy Hill Park since 1947, and assisting with the Model General Assembly for Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, where students participate in mock state government. Kiwanis members are passionate about making a difference in our community, and we have fun along the way!

The Kiwanis Club of Staunton with help from the Staunton High School Key Club does their springtime trash pickup along VA 262/254 in Augusta County.

Empowering experiences

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen. Locally we embrace our parent organization’s goals and help empower youth and create communities where they are safe and can lead healthy lives.

Thousands of kids have played baseball in our program since 1946.

Child safety

We have provided thousands of these stickers to Augusta Health to give to new parents to place on their child’s car seats.

We gather

Our weekly lunch meetings are held each Thursday at The Club at Ironwood. Meetings include updates of club activities, Happy Dollars, and a guest speaker from the community. If you would be interested in making a presentation to our club click here.

Please join us as a guest and experience first hand who we are and what we do.

Paul E. Bugas speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Staunton about a new book on fish of Virginia that he co-authored.
The club meets every Thursday at The Club at Ironwood.

Kiwanis Foundation of Staunton

Our foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization, raises funds to support the Babe Ruth Baseball program and offer grants and scholarships. If you are a local organization who serves youth in our area, please feel free to contact us to request funding. we are planning our fundraiser for 2023 (golf classic). It will be September 16th at the Club at Ironwood. If you would like to sponsor, please email ([email protected])

Local author Chris Lassiter signs his children’s book “Grits and the Grimels” as part of a donation of books to the children in the community.

Key Club Sponsorships

Staunton High School Key Club members and Kiwanis Club member Dan Bonner serve up food during the 2019 Staunton Babe Ruth Baseball awards picnic in Gypsy Hill Park.

Our Kiwanis club supports the Staunton High School Key Club, whose members do a number of service projects in our community. We also facilitate the Key Club meetings, provide mentorships, and provide college scholarships for the Key Club students.

Are you ready to join us? Contact us or apply for Kiwanis club membership here