About our Kiwanis club

Kiwanis Club members with Key Club members and folks at the Holiday Bureau after moving toys to be selected by families for their children.
Kiwanis Club members with Key Club members and folks at the Holiday Bureau after moving toys to be selected by families for their children.

The Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge (KCOR), was chartered on March 4, 1946. Club members work to help improve the community by physical and/or financial support of children and youth activities, community agencies, and projects. Service projects are conducted in the five areas of youth services; young children services; human and spiritual values; community services; and special leadership programs.

KCOR members are able to select areas of interest – such as service, membership, programs, and our Board of Directors – to serve and share the Kiwanis Mission & Vision with our community.


The Kiwanis Mission & Vision

Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to 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. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects


Kiwanis Service

Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis Club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly $100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.

Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.

Specifically, the Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge focuses on service projects including physical and/or financial support to agencies, groups, and events such as:

  • ORHS Graduation Celebration
  • Holiday Bureau Toys Movement
  • The Emory Valley Center and Oak Ridge Public Library Children’s Room
  • Community organizations, nonprofits, and functions such as ADFAC, CASA, Children’s Museum, and the Oak Ridge Fire Department
  • Boy Scout Troop 129
  • Key Club at Oak Ridge High School
  • KY-TN District Kiwanis Foundation
  • Kiwanis Children’s Fund
  • Kiwanis World Service Project / Eliminate MNT

Join Us

Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.

Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? It’s pretty easy to do! The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!


Kiwanis International

The Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge is proud to be part of a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Click the button below to learn more about Kiwanis International.

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