In 1964, Kiwanians from North Carolina and South Carolina joined together to build a cottage. With the help of two of Kiwanis’ Sponsored Youth Clubs, Circle K International (CKI) and Key Club, the Kiwanis cottage has been serving as home for children for 50 years.

“Kiwanis and the Kiwanis Family (Key Club and CKI) have been giving to Boys and Girls Homes for more than 50 years. Since the Kiwanis motto is serving the Children of the World, a special part of our world are the residents of the Kiwanis Cottage. During each year, Kiwanis members provide things such as clothing, toiletries, games, books and many other items. The most precious gift we give the residents of the Kiwanis Cottage is our love and what we get in return is priceless.” - Gary Cooper, Kiwanis District Governor 2014-15  

Kiwanis Cottage

Kiwanis Mission Statement
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

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Circle K International (CKI) members often hold one of its District Large Scale Service Projects on the B&GH campus. CKI is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. Learn more at

Key Club members work hard to in order to ensure that the campus has vans to transport the children. According to, Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.