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Current Service Projects
Kiwanis members love to serve our community. We have one day events as well as ongoing year round projects. Some of our Kiwanis members have even started projects that are uniquely The "Kiwanis Club Of Greater Brandon" projects. Come to a meeting or inquire about joining our club.


Brandon Community HeadStart Christmas

Each year we plan a visit from Santa Claus. He reads the Night Before Christmas and gives each child a gift.


The BookWorks program brings together volunteer readers and children to promote childhood literacy. Volunteers read to preschool children and then present each child with a book of their own to take home. We presently read at 14 schools and 500 students.

Kiwanis Kicks

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon’s  program, Kiwanis Kicks.

We are embarking on helping our local schools with socks and shoes for some of their neediest students. We started the program in May 2014 after the guidance counselor at Boyette Springs asked if we could help them with about 15 pair of shoes. That is how the need was discovered and our Kiwanis Kicks program began.

 We know the need is great. And while our hearts are limitless, our budget is not.

The form below is designed to allow each school to make request for multiple students.

 Click here for request form.

If you would like to help or donate please contact Julie Knurek 813-998-2663 or send an e-mail to

Thank you



     This is a locally cultivated and run project. With the help of cooperate sponsors and grant money, for the last 4 years we have grown this project to feed 175 needy children. Please read our story on our funding page, simply click on the picture below. 


  • 1/3 kids in Hillsborough go hungry
  • Schools only help 5 days a week
  • We provide a w/e backpack of food
  • 2016/17 will be our 5th year
  • Goal is to reach 200 kids.
  • We need another $10,000.

We need your help!

No donation is too small. The kids thank you. Click the link below and like our Facebook Page Project Smile Facebook Page.


Teacher Appreciation

We invite our principals and guidance counselors to one of our meetings to share their programs and ideas. A small gift is given in appreciation for their continue support of our Terrific Kid program.


Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development,             self-esteem and perseverance.
“Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

Students work with their classroom teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or school work.  Students who achieve their goals as determined by the classroom teacher are recognized as Terrific Kids and are awarded a certificate, pencil and bumper sticker.

Our schools:

Alafia                     Boyette Springs

Brooker                  Buckhorn         

Colson                   Fishhawk Creek    

Frost                      Gibsonton         

Ippolitio                  Kingswood            

Limona                   Lithia Springs        

Lopez                     McDonald              

Mintz                      Nelson                   

Riverview               Seffner                  

Summerfield          Summerfield Crossings

Symmes                 Tinker

Valrico                    Yates