The Kiwanis Club of Juppiter Reggio Calabria recently committed to become a 100K Club, the first in the Italy-San Marino District. Thanks to the support of the Junior Juppiter Reggio Calabria club, the members will help save or protect more than 55,555 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
Here is what the Juppiter Reggio Calabria club president, Francesco Garaffa, had to share about the exciting new commitment. Why are club members motivated to protect moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus?
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Juppiter Reggio Calabria and Kiwanis Junior Club Juppiter Reggio Calabria really want to help the children of the world. We believe that eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus is a concrete way to make the world better. Why did your club decide to become a 100K Club?
In the first 18 months of the campaign, our club has donated about US$32,000, which will help save or protect more than 17,777 women and their future babies from this deadly disease. We wanted to do more. We decided to become a 100K Club so we could have a goal to reach. And, 55,555 lives protected are better than 17,777 lives protected. What advice or encouragement would you offer other clubs who might be considering a 100K Club commitment?
We encourage clubs to do their best and not put limits to their dreams. Nothing is too great for those who can dream, and the most beautiful dream always seems impossible until it's done.
Thanks to the generosity of clubs like the of Juppiter Reggio Calabria club, The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$73.5 million, which will help save or protect at least 40 million women and their future babies from MNT. Thank you to all of our donors! Click here
to see a complete list of donors.