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Kiwanis of Des Moines

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


Help us hoop it up on the hardwood as teams from the Central Iowa Metro League, both boys and girls, get ready for the basketball season.

Our Supporters

These are some of the wonderful companies and individuals who have supported this cause.
  • Blank Children’s Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • The Graham Group
  • West Bancorporation Foundation, Inc.
  • IMT Insurance Company
  • Soliel Tan Spa
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Des Moines Radio Group (1350 KRNT)

From Our Blog

About The Event

The Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree is the longest, continuously held charitable event in Central Iowa. From its inception in 1948 as a football scrimmage between Drake University and Graceland College, the Jamboree has evolved through the years into an annual event that has raised nearly $1.5 million to benefit disadvantaged children and youth programs in the Greater Des Moines area.

What People Say

  • “You are lifesavers! We are able to plan for the renovations and move forward with a new kitchen in order to better serve breakfast to 60-80 children everyday, all year long, and up to 180 evening meals at our facilities.”