What We Do

Zydeco Pancake Breakfast

Our Kiwanis club raises funds for Downtown Lafayette revitalization projects such as the building of Harmony Park at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana. The fundraiser is typically held on a fall Saturday in Park International. Visit the Zydeco Pancake Breakfast Page to learn more about this year’s event!

Aerial Photo of the 2022 Zydeco Pancake Breakfast in Downtown Lafayette.

New Years at Noon

Our Kiwanis club helps sponsor the New Years at Noon event at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana. The event showcases a New Year’s Eve countdown from around the world to celebrate each country’s countdown to midnight from Central Standard Time.

BUG Program and Scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana presenting a check to a scholarship winner.

Our Kiwanis club encourages high academic performance by sponsoring the “BUG” Program, which is an initiative to encourage students to Bring Up their Grades. Other academic initiatives include scholarships, and donations to schools in need.

The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana presenting a donation to Ridge Elementary’s Library for their Read-a-thon.

Other Service Projects

  • Acadiana Outreach Christmas Extravaganza
  • Acadiana Regional Spelling Bee-sponsor and event volunteers
  • Annual National Day of Prayer-coordinate, host and event volunteers for “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast”
  • Children’s Museum “New Years at Noon” activity booth sponsor & volunteers
  • Children’s Museum Ice Cream “Freeze-off” –event participants
  • Downtown Alive Beer tending
  • Easter Baskets WC Hospital- visiting child patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital and delivering Easter baskets to them
  • Festival International- fundraiser from Festival pin booth sales (volunteers)
  • Gumbo/Rice & Gravy/Etc Cook-offs- event participants
  • Junior Achievement – volunteer classroom teachers on provided business/economic content
  • K-kids club sponsor at Ossun Elementary
  • LEF Book Bug Drive
  • Miles Perret Children’s Caner Center – Gift Wrapping Volunteers for Christmas Gifts to Kids
  • Plantation Elementary – Bring Up Grades award program
  • Rebuilding Together Acadiana-light construction etc. volunteers
  • Toys for Tots- volunteers help Marine Corps sort gifts for distribution
  • Zydeco Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser –coordinate event and event volunteers to raise money for other nonprofits

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