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  • New partner promises savings for clubs

    Welcome to the family, DollarDays! As Kiwanis International's newest partner, DollarDays offers more than 255,000 products to help your club save money on service project supplies and resources. You can buy in bulk or by the piece at bulk prices. Shop www.kiwanis.dollardays.com now.

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (10/30/14-11/24/14) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Lead Gift

    Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng

    Upton Foundation

    Major Gift

    Edna and Brundage Foundation

    Roger & Susan Jespersen

    Wilbur & Lucy Sensing

    100k Clubs

    Lancaster / Pennsylvania district

    Model Clubs 

    Bay Village / Ohio district
    Bordeaux Medoc / France-Monaco district
    Chieti-Pescara / Italy-San Marino district
    Columbia Golden K / Missouri-Arkansas district
    Downtown, Madison / Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district
    Emporia / Kansas district
    Far East Club of Taipei / Taiwan district
    Fayetteville / Missouri-Arkansas district
    Fort Myers/Gateway to the Islands / Florida district
    Lincoln Capital City / Nebraska-Iowa district
    Lindenhurst-The Lakes Area / Illinois-Eastern Iowa district
    Los Alamos / Southwest district
    Lyon Confluence / France-Monaco district
    Margate-Coconut Creek / Florida
    O'Fallon / Illinois-Eastern Iowa
    O'Fallon / Missouri-Arkansas
    Old Saybrook/Lyme/Old Lyme / New England
    Pescara / Italy-San Marino
    Risor / Norden
    Sequoia-Visalia / Cal-Nev-Ha
    Sun City Kachina / Southwest
    Texas City / Texas Oklahoma
    Victoria / Texas Oklahoma

    View our complete list of donors and learn more about our recognition opportunities.

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  • An easy fundraising idea with big potential

    Celebrate Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary and support The Eliminate Project by hosting a charity ball. With lots of glamour and maybe even a few local celebrities, your evening dinner and dancing event can help raise money for The Eliminate Project while giving people a good excuse to get dressed up!

    Charity ball

    Best for: Kiwanis clubs

    Timeline: Roughly 6 months for preparation; 10–12 hours on day of event

    How it works: Drum up donations with dining and dancing when you host a charity ball.

    To-do list:

    • Enlist volunteers and form committees
    • Select a reception venue
    • Pick a date
    • Seek local corporate sponsors
    • Ask a popular personality to serve as emcee
    • Arrange for food tastings to select a caterer
    • Listen to demo tapes and book a band
    • Decide on a ticket price
    • Create a guest list
    • Mail elegant invitations with ticket enclosed
    • Purchase decorations

    • Seek donations of silent auction items

    Supplies:

    • Invitations
    • Floral centerpieces for the tables
    • Reception hall decorations
    • Donated items for the silent auction
    • Clipboards
    • Pens
    • Bid numbers for each person

    Tips

    • Your chamber of commerce may have recommendations for an ideal venue.
    • As an alternate revenue stream, host a silent auction during the ball.

    • Seek corporate sponsors early in the process so that your event is part of their marketing/outreach budget.

    Download additional fundraising ideas and resources at www.TheEliminateProject.org/resources. And don’t forget to share your fundraising ideas with us as well as post pictures from your activities on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.


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  • Save big with new partner DollarDays

    Welcome to the family, DollarDays! As Kiwanis International's newest Promotional Partner, DollarDays offers more than 255,000 products to help your club save money on service project supplies and resources. You can buy in bulk or by the piece at bulk prices. Shop www.kiwanis.dollardays.com now.

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  • Make the holidays a magical time for families around the world.

    Looking for fun ideas to celebrate the holidays and wintertime? Spread cheer and inspire generosity for The Eliminate Project.


    1. Craft something. Provide a fun, interactive workshop such as ornament making for children, wreath-making or baking for adults. Ask local businesses to donate supplies.

    2. Deck the halls—or windows. Offer to decorate the windows of local businesses for the holidays and ask for a gift to The Eliminate Project in exchange.

    3. Honor loved ones. Honor a loved one, business associate or fellow Kiwanis member through a gift to The Eliminate Project. Give or ask for a gift that will help protect the connection between mothers and children.

    4. Cook up holiday cheer. Make a cookbook of your club’s favorite holiday treats to raise much-needed funds to immunize women against tetanus.

    5. Wrap it up. Ask a holiday shopping hotspot if you can set up a gift-wrapping station to benefit The Eliminate Project.

    6. Keep warm. During outdoor winter events in your community, ask the event coordinators if you can sell hot chocolate and hot apple cider to attendees to raise money for women and babies. Make it hotter; set up space heaters.

    7. Offer holiday carol-grams. Community members can spread the joy of the season to family and friends while supporting a good cause. Don’t have the voice of an angel? Don’t worry; the more festive and fun you appear, the more enjoyable the performance will be!

    8. Auction off presents. Make holiday shopping easy (and avoid shopping malls) by hosting a holiday gift auction. Ask guests to offer their time, talents and treasures to auction off to the highest bidder. Divide the donated items by age group and gender.

    9. Strike a pose. Set up a holiday-themed photo op in your community and ask for donations for each photograph. Offer to share the images on your club’s social media pages for free.

    10. Stuff stockings. During club meetings or holiday parties, encourage guests to fill stockings or collection cans with donations to The Eliminate Project.

    Be sure to tell us how you spread holiday cheer this season on The Eliminate Project blog (email Campaign@TheEliminateProject.org), Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Send in your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds



    Halloween festivities may be over, but now it is your turn to do something great with those Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF donations. Transform those funds into something even sweeter than Halloween treats: a way to protect women and their future babies.

    There are two easy ways to send in your donations once they are collected:

    1. By credit card: Call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411

    2. By check: send a check or money order (made payable to the Kiwanis International Foundation) and your completed gift form to:

    The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
    Kiwanis International Foundation
    3636 Woodview Trace
    Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
    ATTN: Trick-or-Treat

    Remember to write your club name and number on the check’s memo line to ensure your club receives proper recognition for its efforts. Clubs that submit more than US$250 by December 31, 2014, will receive a special banner patch. 

    After you turn in your funds, celebrate your success. Announce your accomplishment to the school. Recognize your club members’ contribution to eliminating MNT with a thank you card

    This year, the Service Leadership Program goal is to beat last year’s Trick-or-Treat total and raise more than US$1 million. We need help from you and your club! Thank you for helping make this the best Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF year yet and for making a difference for moms and babies!

    P.S. Tell us how YOU Trick-or-Treated for UNICEF. Share your stories and photos on The Eliminate Project blog (email Campaign@TheEliminateProject.org), Facebook and Twitter or mail your letters, drawings and photos to the campaign office.

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  • Achieve fundraising success one dollar at a time


    By Maggie Duran

    "Even the greatest waterfall starts with a single drop of water." This Bantu expression from South Africa is the basis of One Dollar for Life (ODFL), which empowers teens through philanthropy. ODFL is partnering with The Eliminate Project to protect babies from MNT. That’s a big deal. Here’s why.

    One of the most amazing things about ODFL is that it’s all set up and ready to go. You can find every resource you need for a successful fundraiser on the website. Simply follow the five easy steps outlined in the “How to” guide—organize, educate yourself, enlist teachers, publicize and execute—to raise funds for The Eliminate Project.

    Our Cloverdale High School Key Club jumped on the ODFL opportunity and experienced tremendous success. It began with a group of us who are passionate about The Eliminate Project and determined to make a difference. Then, we were introduced to Robert Freeman, the founder of ODFL, and that’s when the magic began flowing.

    We organized a committee to tackle our ODFL campaign. Our initial task: Get members excited and willing to work. Next, we dove in to education. We approached every teacher and shared what we were doing. Part of our “pitch” included a snack extravaganza at break if we reached our goal. Gaining teacher support was one of the key factors in our success and is one of the most important parts of the ODFL structure.

    Next, Key Club members visited each classroom during first period to talk briefly about the ODFL campaign and why they should give money to The Eliminate Project. We also advertised it as a classroom competition. The class that pulled in the most money and the one with the most money per student would receive ice cream treats. Teens respond well to food incentives! With a small student body—only 400 students—we advertised it as US$2 for life. Everyone was very receptive, and we raised well over US$2 per student!

    Our Key Club also went around the community to ask various clubs and businesses for their support. We came up with an incredible US$2,300! That was just the money from last spring. Since then, we’ve experienced a snowball effect and have pulled in another US$1,800.

    With ODFL, you don’t stop fundraising until you reach your goal, and Cloverdale has demonstrated that you can do it. ODFL works.

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  • What to share this month.

    As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Revamp campaign presentations and communications with refreshed images. Photos of mothers and babies, recent site visits and more are now available to share with members of your club, division, district and community.

    Never underestimate the power of a compelling image. Download and share these new photos to inspire others and communicate the impact of our global campaign.

    Photos are available to download in high and low resolution and include photo credits and captions (English only). If you need a larger image, please contact The Eliminate Project campaign office at +1-317-217-6213 or email campaign@TheEliminateProject.org.

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  • Worldwide progress update

    The Eliminate Project campaign team rallied together on November 12, 2014, for our seventh Worldwide Report Day—celebrating district and worldwide achievements and the Kiwanis family’s commitment to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    “We’re on the verge of turning a global effort into a worldwide achievement,” says Campaign Chairman Randy DeLay.

     “Today’s calls reminded me of how far we have come in our mission to eliminate this deadly disease and keep families whole.”

    Steve Hughes from the Australia District expressed his excitement about the campaign’s progress: “With more than US$71 million raised, we can all see that our original goal is now achievable, and Kiwanis members are world changers.”

    The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$72 million in cash and pledges as of November 16, 2014. These funds will save or protect at least 40 million women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    “Since Kiwanis International began its partnership with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in 2011, we have seen great success,” says Sue Fleschner from the Kentucky-Tennessee District. “Countries continue to eliminate MNT and be removed from the list. And, the number of babies dying each year has been greatly reduced!”

    Highlights from the calls include 828 documented Model Clubs, an increase of 272 since our last Worldwide Report Day, and 531 potential Model Clubs to secure by Kiwanis’ 100 Anniversary.

    In addition to reporting on fundraising totals during the calls, each district discussed plans to meet its fundraising goal. “Women and babies are counting on us, so we need to put these plans to work and eliminate MNT once and for all,” says DeLay.

    What we do in the coming months is critical. This is a once in a life opportunity to make real, measurable change on a massive scale. We have the chance to bring hope to these families.

    Campaign Vice Chairman Dave Curry adds, ‘We are in the “change the world’ business, and this is our great opportunity. How can we not rise to that opportunity?”

    Visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/WWRD to see more highlights from Worldwide Report Day, including fundraising plans and words of wisdom from district teams.

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  • Giving thanks


    With the holidays approaching, we’re reflecting on all that we are thankful for here at The Eliminate Project. When you give to The Eliminate Project, you’re providing funds to save or protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    To date, the Kiwanis family and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have raised more than US$72 million in cash and pledges for The Eliminate Project, which will save or protect the lives of more than 40 million women and babies from MNT. We are extremely thankful for the support of our volunteers, club and individual donors, and community partners whose gifts make it possible for UNICEF to implement immunization activities.

    While we celebrate progress, we also remember the women and babies still threatened by this cruel, deadly and needless disease.

    As you gather with family and friends to express thanks, please give a gift to help the families still counting on us. Just US$1.80 protects a woman and her future babies from MNT.

    Help save babies today…and every day. Visit www.TheElimianteProject.org/baby and make your commitment today.

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