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Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 40,000 members worldwide.

Members learn to work together and develop servant-leaders skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world.

The first Builders Club was chartered in 1975. Today, there are more than 1,200 clubs in Aruba, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.

Builders Club is a “student-led” community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Community-based Builders Clubs can also be established at churches, libraries, YMCAs, lodges or similar facilities. A Kiwanis club, composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community, serves as the club’s sponsor.

Builders Club is structured only on the local club level but is supported by the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides programs, literature and opportunities to relate to teenagers from countries worldwide.

Preferred Charities

As a Preferred Charity, partnering organizations commit to providing various in-kind promotion and access benefits. In exchange, your organization will be recognized as a Preferred Charity, and Builders Club International will encourage local club support via fundraising and service projects.

Our current Preferred Charities:

Children's Miracle Network

Builders Club participates with Children’s Miracle Network by sponsoring fundraising events and participating in service projects at their local children’s hospital.

March of Dimes

Builders Club partners with the March of Dimes to give every baby a healthy start by raising thousands of dollars annually through various programs, including its signature event, March for Babies.


Kiwanis International and its family of clubs—including Builders Club—joined forces with UNICEF to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders during the Worldwide Service Project for IDD. Now, Builders Club and other Kiwanis-family clubs are partnering again on The Eliminate Project. Our Global Campaign for Children will raise US$110 million by 2015 to reach some of the world’s poorest and most underserved women and children—and help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the planet.