What We Do

The hour of swimming is the part the kids liked the most.

Altoona Buddy Club

Buddy Club is a program our club is well known for. We held it on Wednesdays after school for underprivileged children beginning in February until the end of April. The Altoona High School Field House provided us with a venue where they could participate in activities in the gym and then go swimming. At the last session, we held a pizza party. Those that attended on a regular basis would get a pool pass to the area’s public swimming pool. Buddy Club was one of our most successful and longest-running programs. Unfortunately, we no longer have the program but are doing other projects in the community.

Key Club

We are proud to sponsor the Altoona High School Key Club. They work alongside us on our service projects and fundraisers. Attending our meetings gives them an opportunity to interact with members and learn more about Kiwanis.


During the year our club donates scholarships to area seniors. We give a $1,000 scholarship to a member of the Altoona Key Club and Hollidaysburg Key Club. In addition to those we also give four $1,000 scholarships from the Altoona Kiwanis Foundation to area seniors attending Penn State Altoona.

Organizations We Support

  • Altoona Little League
  • Altoona Public Library
  • Arts Elevate /Tyrone High School
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Blair Hope for Families
  • Dreams Go Ho
  • Home Run Against Drugs
  • Mountain Lion Backpack
  • Salvation Army