Change a Life
By simply donating our change every Tuesday at our meeting, we make it possible for a child in need to be able to obatain the full experience of his/hers high school years. With the change collected we sponsor Senior packages, send someone to Prom or help them join a team sport.
Chatsworth Holiday Parade & Festival
For over 30 years community volunteers, business owners, and the Chatsworth Kiwanis Club have been bringing to the Chatsworth community, this fun day filled with a WWII fly over, Marching Bands, folklore, live music, clowns, equestrian units, dancing, color guards and much more.
The Parade has approximately 1500 participants and over 7000 neighbors from Chatsworth and the nearby communities watch the event. The addition of the Festival almost 10 years ago now has added to the festivities, more viewers, more entertainment, and more community involvement.
Come join us on Parade & Festival Day with the entire family!
Chatsworth Kiwanis Club, together with Los Toros Mexican Restaurant provides lunch for the Annual C⋅A⋅T⋅S walk/run participants. The Center for Assault Treatment Services (C⋅A⋅T⋅S) of Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a member of the 24-hour/7-day per-week Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that provides support for sexually and domestically abused women and children.
C⋅A⋅T⋅S’ mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to victims of domestic and sexual assault, and child victims of sexual abuse in a supportive and comforting environment. C⋅A⋅T⋅S treats approximately 1,000 children and adults for sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence each year.
Community Tree Maintenance
As part of the effort to keep our town looking great, our volunteers water trees periodically and maintain the tree wells to ensure the maturity of the newly planted trees.
Chatsworth Kiwanis shows it's patriotisim and honors our veterans my linning our street lamp posts with over 150 american flags. The flags go up before every Memorial Day and stay up until after July 4th and again before Veterans Day staying up until the Holiday Parade.
As part of the City of Los Angeles Adopt-a-Street project, Chatsworth Kiwanis keeps Chatsworth Street clean between De Soto and Mason Avenues. Several times a year our volunteers gather together to sweep the street, clean the treet wells, and pick weed in an effort to keep our beautiful neighborhood sparkling.
Every year for Thanksgiving Day Chatsworth Kiwanis gives away turkeys, and all the fixings for complete Thanksgiving meals to the less fortunate members of our community.
Lurline house it's a home for adults with special needs; Chatsworth Kiwanis visits the ladies several times a year to celebrate their birthdays and make arts and crafts. The residents of the home also help with the making of blankets for newborns.
Blankets for Newborns in Need
The Chatsworth Kiwanis together with local special needs high school students enrolled in LAUSD Community Based Instruction (CBI) programs and special needs adults living at Lurline House, a local group home property of Valley Village, make blankets for newborn babies. This project gives special needs students and adults in our community the opportunity to participate in the giving end of community service, by providing them with the materials, instructions and construction support to make blankets for Newborns in Need (NIN).
Chatsworth Kiwanis Fishing trip provides underpriviledged children from local organization the opportunity to connect with nature and best of all to have outdoor fun. For many of the participants this is not only their first time fishing but their first time at sea.
Special Needs Prom
Chatsworth Kiwanis along with Los Toros Restaurant sponsor an annual prom for Chatsworth Charter High School's CBI (Community Base Instruction) students, families and alumni.
Through The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—a deadly disease that steals the lives of 34,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.
We did it! We reached our fundraising goal, raising US$110 million in cash and pledges since 2010. However, our job is not done yet.
Now, more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started. Mothers and babies in 16 countries are depending on Kiwanis. They’re waiting for us to fulfill our pledges—so we can turn promises into funding; funding into vaccines; and vaccines into lives saved and futures protected. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many of these families.
Kiwanis offers a special thank you to our dedicated campaign volunteers and donors for their passionate and generous efforts to save and protect mothers and babies.
Every year the Chatsworth Kiwanis presents scholarships at our local high school Senior Award Ceremony.
Food Pantry Collection
Our members participate in food drives several times a year to help our local food pantry. Donations are welcome all year round.
Teddy Bears for Seniors
Our sponsor youth from Boy Scouts Troop 226 and Key Kids from Chatsworth Park and Porter Ranch Elementaries visit the local senior homes on Valentine's Day every year. Every residents at the homes gets a little treat and Teddy Bear that puts a smile on their faces.
Backpacks for our Schools
In an effort to prepare our local youth for a successful school year we donate backpacks full of supplies to our local schools.
Wheels to the Sea
Twice a year Chatsworth Kiwanis assists the Wilderness Institute with this exciting outdoor activity that is especially designed to introduce individuals in wheelchairs to the natural environment by traveling dirt trails along Sycamore Canyon stream, including 11 stream crossings, through a designated wilderness area. The naturalist led hike is approximately 5 miles long and begins in the local Santa Monica Mountains and gradually descends to the ocean where we culminate the hike with a family style barbecue on the beach.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Because every child should get to meet the Easter Bunny, our volunteers set up a picture opp and kids get to take pictures and visit with the Easter Bunny.
Day of the Horse
This annual event by Chatsworth Neighborhood Council brings hundreds of our neighbors together, and Chatsworth Kiwanis voluteers to feed them all.
Christmas Toy Collection
Together with Devonshire Division Police Department our member collect hundreds of toys to be delivered to the less fortunate for the holidays.
Kiwanis Rose Float
Kiwanis annually sponsors a Rose Float for the Tournament of Roses Parade, which is broadcast each New Year’s Day from Pasadena, California, to 450 million viewers internationally.
The Kiwanis International Rose Float provides an opportunity for 8,000 Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members to decorate the Kiwanis float and 10 additional floats throughout December.
But this isn’t about decorating a Rose float. This is about thousands of Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members who are:
Learning teamwork and leadership skills
Creating community and friendships
Gaining job skills
Having fun with the Kiwanis family
Once a year Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth provides lunch to the hundreds of volunteers making the magic of the floats possible.