Jesus Lebeña

President, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

One Child, One Community at a time.

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana is an affiliate of Kiwanis International, a worldwide organization of volunteers dedicated to serving children in their communities. Formed in 1975, it is the oldest Latin, continuously meeting club in the United States, and is committed to making a difference in the lives of thousands of families in South Florida annually through service projects and fundraising initiatives.

 

Club members volunteer thousands of hours each year to strengthen their community through yearly activities, including holiday giving, scholarship grants, youth summer camp, back-to-school programs and the various events of Carnaval Miami, including the internationally recognized Calle Ocho Music Festival.

DID YOU KNOW Carnaval Miami has helped the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to provide the following?

  • 50,000 Key Club VOLUNTEERS have dedicated hours to SERVING children
  • 1,000 undergraduate students have received SCHOLARSHIP awards to a public university/college
  • 25,000 FAMILIES served during the holidays with basic needs and financial assistance
  • 200,000 CHILDREN assisted through other organizations for health and educational needs
  • 300,000 children have enjoyed four PLAYGROUNDS built by Kiwanis in the City and County
  • 12,000 CAMPERS attended a FREE Healthy Kids SUMMER CAMP
  • 240,000 new TOYS distributed at day care centers and schools in South Florida
  • 5,000 new BICYCLES given away during the holidays
  • 200,000 new BACKPACKS filled with school supplies distributed
  • 10,000 LEAGUERS ages 7-13 participated in the Basketball League since 1976

A BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors and event-goers – this milestone is one for you to celebrate too!