Upcoming Fundraisers & Events

The 13th Annual Atascadero Kiwanis & Mayors' Winemaker Dinner is returning June 23, 2023!

This fundraiser dinner ends a 3-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. This year's gala will be held in the Atascadero Lake Pavilion and will benefit a long-time local organization: ALF Food Pantry. The non-profit was originally founded as Atascadero Loaves & Fishes.

Festivities begin with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres on the pavilion lanai, followed by a formal gourmet catered sit-down dinner with a winery owner or representative at each of our tables. Entertainment will include a live auction, in conjunction with a silent auction. Bid on silent auction items from the comfort of your table or your home using your cellphone on the GiveSmart app.

Now in its 54th year of service in the community, Kiwanis has donated close to one-half million dollars since that first dinner in 2011. The beneficiaries from our previous fundraisers have included ECHO, Joy Park playground, Boys & Girls Club, Lighthouse Mentor Program, Atascadero Loaves and Fishes, along with scholarships to graduating seniors, and several other causes.

"I'm proud of our Atascadero Kiwanis Club for their decision to focus its proceeds from this 13th annual fundraiser to ALF Food Pantry," said Dan Chinn, club president.

ALF Food Pantry has been in operation for more than 30 years. This non-profit has a cadre of almost 70 volunteers who work to support those who are food insecure. In 2022 they served 7,800 clients, 24,000 persons that included over 7,000 children with an average 39 families per day.  ALF Food Pantry will receive 100% percent of the "Fund the Cause" donations plus 75% of all proceeds raised after expense. 

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

The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Fest.
Saturday, June 24th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Toys for Tots

Please Donate new toys at any of the many collection sites!

Thursday, December 15th Collect toys from the Donation Sites.
Friday, December 16th, Sort and Categorize Toys at Kiwanis Hall.
Saturday, December 17th, Distribute Toys to the Community.

Mid State Fair

July 19th through July 30th

Come visit us at the Kiwanis food booth
(under the Hurst Arena).

Past Projects and Fundraisers

Toys for Tots

Annually in December, Kiwanis collects the containers filled by local businesses.  Than sorts and distribute to the Families of needy Children.

Faces of Freedom Memorial

Central Coast Fair Food Booth

Prepare and server Breakfast Sandwiches, Hamburgers and many other items

Construction of Echo Play Ground

Raised funds and built, this State-of-the-Art Play Ground

Kiwanis Website Slideshow