On July 1, The Eliminate Project campaign team rallied together for the sixth Worldwide Report Day—highlighting district and worldwide efforts to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Originally, I was not planning to be part of these reporting calls, but it was truly an honor to take part in Worldwide Report Day VI. I appreciate all of Randy’s hard work and accomplishments leading up to this big day, and it was my pleasure to step in and speak with each district. Days like today remind me that when Kiwanians come together great things can happen. I know that we are going to achieve our goal and eliminate MNT from the world.
Highlights from the day include goals to secure 173 pending Model and 100K Clubs and 16 pending Lead and Major Gifts. Pending funds totaling more than US$5.1 million will help save or protect at least 2.8 million women and their future babies.
Thank you to all of the districts for your participation, not only today, but every day. And, thank you to everyone who contributed to these reports and followed our progress live throughout the day. This is truly a team effort, and the success of the day is shared with the entire campaign team.
Our calls today revealed the progress already achieved as a result of the Kiwanis-family’s efforts for The Eliminate Project and identified what we need to do in the coming months. I look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary gift to the world.
Yours in service,
Campaign vice chairman, Americas
The goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world is ambitious but is certainly doable. Thanks to our partnership with Kiwanis International through The Eliminate Project, we know that the day will soon come when no mother has to worry about losing her baby to tetanus.
This Worldwide Report Day is a wonderful opportunity to mark how far the Kiwanis family has come and celebrate recent gains in our determined march toward global elimination. I am so grateful to the volunteer leadership who are making time today to report on local fundraising achievements. Each individual report contributes to the larger portrait of progress and relentless commitment.
Thank you, Kiwanis!
Caryl M. Stern
President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF