We look forward to serving the children in our communities
of Carefree and Cave Creek … together!

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The Kiwanis Club of Carefree is a fellowship of patriotic, civic-minded men and women dedicated to improving the quality of life of children in our communities. Special emphasis is on service projects that focus on “Children Number One” through volunteer participation and community support.


The Kiwanis Club of Carefree Benefit Foundation, Inc. mission is to develop resources that transform the goodwill and vision of Kiwanis into programs that serve the children of our community.

About Carefree Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree is one of the largest Kiwanis clubs in the world, with roughly 150 members. Our focus is on helping children recognize and develop their potential. We support post-secondary scholarships, summer art programs, special needs support, youth service organizations and more.

Through the Kiwanis Marketplace Thrift Store in Cave Creek the foundation raises money to support its projects. The vast majority of the funds we raise are invested in the children of our community, while some is donated to Kiwanis International initiatives dedicated to disaster relief and eradicating diseases around the world.

Kiwanis donation to Carefree for Splash pad

Our weekly lunch meetings are held on Wednesdays from 12 to 1:30 pm at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek.

How to join
contact us


If you wish to make a tax deductible monetary donation, please make your donation payable to the Kiwanis Club of Carefree Benefit Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization and send to: P.O. Box 1498, Carefree, AZ 85377.

Thank you for your donation to help us continue our mission of helping both children and serving our local community.    You will receive the appropriate receipt for your tax purposes.

If you would like to donate marketable securities, please contact the same organization above for instructions.


The Kiwanis Club of Carefree encourages each of its members to support the work of the club by joining one or more of its committees.

Review of Funds Disbursement from all Foundation and Club Committee’s


Bob Swan
Ralph Spurgin
Mike Ferguson

Aktion Club members develop important social and emotional skills that promote meaningful connections with self and other.

Chairpersons:  Biff Miller


Paula Scully
Kath Haugner
Linda Wright

Donations and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners.

Chairperson:  Ron Bell


Sheryl Bell
Paula Scully
Jacquie Perry-Brown
Joyce Jordan
Linda Wright
Mark Woods

Conduct the business of the club and foundation.

Committee Chair:

Kimberly Jack

Develops yearly budget for foundation.

Chairpersons: Larry Key


Ron Bell
Steve Morse
Lynn Oates

Maintains the Club Bylaws

Chairpersons: West Hunsaker


Janet Busbee
David Gordon
Bernie Pistillo

The Communications Committee is established and reconfirmed annually by the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors to which it reports. The Committee also has a direct reporting line to the Foundation’s Marketplace Manager. The objective is to provide media support in terms of press and digital communication messages from each of the Club Committees and the Marketplace to assure awareness and recognition of the Kiwanis activities and missions as to how Kiwanis contributes to the growth of t