About Kiwanis

Who Are We?

Kiwanis is a global volunteer organization that annually raises more than $100 million and dedicates more than 18 million service hours to help children.

Since 1995, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive has been responding to the needs of our community through charitable contributions and donations of time and effort. We empower our members to pursue projects that fill needs in our community.

What Do We Do?

Some of our recent accomplishments and programs include:

  • Establishing regular food donation sites to support the Mt. Olive Food Pantry
  • Providing scholarships to deserving Mt. Olive High School seniors
  • Mentoring and financially supporting the Mt. Olive High School Key Club
  • Spreading joy to hundreds of children during our annual Santa House event
  • Comforting children in traumatic situations through our 'Caring with Bears' project
  • Supporting Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus

Why Should You Join?

Becoming a member of Kiwanis offers a great opportunity to get involved in your community, network and socialize with others, all while making a difference in the lives of children and those in need.

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For Additional Information Please Contact:
Heidi Caruso – President
Phone: (908) 239-3349‬
E-mail: hcaruso.mokiwanis@gmail.com

Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive, New Jersey Foundation, Inc.

By providing a generous donation, you have the ability to directly impact the Mt. Olive community. Further, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive, New Jersey Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 public charity, meaning your contribution will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

To donate, please use the PayPal link or donations may made out to “Mt. Olive Kiwanis Foundation” and be sent to P.O. Box 621, Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828.

For further information, please contact Heidi Caruso, President, at (908) 239-3349‬ or via e-mail at heinsohh@gmail.com.

Tax Information

Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive New Jersey Foundation, Inc.:
EIN 80-0895384
NJ State Sales Tax Exempt #: EIN 800-895-384/000

Kiwanis Club of Mt. Olive Township, Inc.:
EIN 91-1841080

Kiwanis International

Worldwide, Kiwanis clubs:

  • Assist children, young adults, the aging, and the needy
  • Improve communities
  • Encourage international understanding

Kiwanis clubs also sponsor Kiwanis-family organizations for young people and adults: K-Kids clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in middle school and junior highs, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K clubs at the collegiate level, Kiwanis Junior clubs for young adults in Europe, and Aktion clubs for adults living with disabilities. These clubs teach future world leaders the importance of helping others.

Although serving local communities is a focus, on an International level, Kiwanis’ current global campaign for children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus, aims to raise US$110 million and save the lives of a 129 million mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis is committing to eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes.

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Our Members

2021-2022 Officers
Heidi Caruso – President
Mary Fahy – Secretary
Kyle Ropp, CPA – Treasurer

Board of Directors
Kelly Moore
Eddie Rodriguez

Susan Morse
Jerry Sheard

Immediate Past President
Richard J. Moore Jr.

Web and Social Media
Brian Ropp

Daniel Berek
Heidi Caruso
Mary Fahy
Carissa Held
Adele Herbst
Lisa Mathus
Kelly Moore
Richard J. Moore, Jr.
Susan Morse
Dr. David Paulussen
Steven W. Rattner, CPA
Brian Ropp
Kyle Ropp, CPA
Dr. Michael C. Ropp
Amy Rubin
Pat Ryan
Erik Sands
Nicole Spaldo
Jerry Sheard
Kelly Turner

Diane Sabatini
Colleen Labow, Twp. Councilwoman
Carl Jablonski
Ruth Jablonski
Noelle Kehrley
Laura Mains
Joanne Barth
Tammy Poyer

Key Club

Key Club of Mt. Olive at their Senior Citizen Prom event.

The Kiwanis of Mt. Olive sponors The Key Club at the Mt. Olive High School. The Key Club has over 200 members and is active within the Mt. Olive community.

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Builders Club

Builders Club logo

We are in the process of raising funds to charter a Builders Club at the Mt. Olive Middle School. Similar to the Key Club, the Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide.

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