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Kiwanis Safe & Healthy Kids

KIwanis Safe and Healthy Kids Campaign for Safe Home, Safe Play, Water Safety, Kids Nutrition, Mental Health, Drug Abuse Prevention, & Safe Space initiatives



The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation Safe and Healthy Kids program is dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.

Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

When a child dies or is seriously injured the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don't have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning

Our Kiwanis Safe and Healthy Kids program is dedicated to the creation, support, and promotion of projects throughout Ohio.  We have developed quarterly projects on which we encourage Ohio Kiwanis Clubs to focus. We have developed and gathered resource documents and order forms for each quarterly project. Each resource, document, or form has information designed for clubs who want to participate in our Safe and Healthy Kids initiatives.                            

Resources and forms are listed below.

For any questions you can contact 


Quarterly projects


o       Spring – Bike Safety – Helmets for Kids - includes bike, hover board, skate board, and young children in bike seat safety. Bike Rodeo project information.

o       Summer – Water Safety – protection from the sun - sun screen and swim shirts

o       Fall – Fire Safety - Smoke Detectors - replacement batteries - installation of new units - Work with Red Cross and local Fire Departments

o       Winter – Kids Nutrition – Information on how to build a garden box with our “Build a Box".       Grow a Mind – Help a Child” program where kids at school plant seeds indoors in January/February and then transplant them outside in April/May for harvesting in May/June (Lettuce, radishes, flowers or other fast growing crops suggested).

Additional - Internet Safety - Information on how to keep kids safe while on the computer and other electronic devises

New programming ideas coming soon on Mental Health, Safe Space Initiative, & Drug Abuse Prevention

Members of the Ohio Kiwanis Family, Kiwanis Clubs, supportive community members, and organizations are being asked to support these projects through the local events they sponsor.

The Foundation is pleased to present this opportunity to better the lives of the young children of Ohio.

Help Us Help Kids

If interested in supporting a specific cause with a donation, choose a link below. Your donation can be used to support that specific project or the Safe and Healthy Kids group generally for them to use for kids in general. Your contribution may be tax deductible as ODKF is a not-for profit organization.


ODKF Mini grants are to help Kiwanis Clubs in Ohio try something new by adopting one of our project efforts. These matching mini grants are available up to $500 to help clubs with the cost of adopting a new project. You can apply for a mini grant by downloading the mini grant form under the Grants tab





Our Impact this Kiwanis Year

  • Children and Families Helped by Projects Funded by ODKF 2023-24


  • Club Advised Fund accounts in the Foundation


  • Grants dollars given to date in 2023-2024


Visit Our Kiwanis Programs and Business Partners

  • Staples

    Business Partner

  • Office Max/Office Depot
    Office Max/Office Depot
  • Landscape Structures
    Landscape Structures
  • Scholastic
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • March of Dimes
    March of Dimes
  • Unicef – United States Fund
    Unicef – United States Fund
  • Kroger Community Rewards Program
    Kroger Community Rewards Program
  • Ohio Kiwanis
    Ohio Kiwanis
  • Circle K
    Circle K
  • Key Club
    Key Club
  • Builders Club
    Builders Club
  • K-Kids
  • Terrific Kids
    Terrific Kids
  • Bring Up Grades
    Bring Up Grades
  • AKtion club
    AKtion club
  • YCPO
  • KI
  • KIF
  • CKI Alumni
    CKI Alumni
  • KCI Alumni
    KCI Alumni
  • Building beds for children in Ohio

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