East Maitland, Australia, Kiwanians prepare to deliver flowers for its annual Mother’s Day fundraiser.
by Jack Brockley
Mother’s Day is a very busy time of year for Kiwanis clubs as they celebrate the enriching relationship between children and their moms. The Eliminate Project also honors that bond by saving and protecting women and their babies.
So combining Mother’s Day with Eliminate Project activities is a natural fit. Consider these Mother’s Day project ideas from Kiwanis magazine, and think of ways to adapt them so they raise funds and awareness for Kiwanis’ global campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Australia: The Kiwanis Club of East Maitland sells Mother’s Day flowers.
California: An annual Mother’s Day race raises funds for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Madera.
Malaysia: The Kiwanis Club of Taman Tun Dr Ismail organizes a gala affair to pay tribute to mothers of children with special needs.
Arizona: For nearly 60 years, the Kiwanis Club of Bisbee has been serving a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast.
Ontario: For CDN$25, children and spouses can order Mother’s Day roses from the Kiwanis Club of Orléans.
Trinidad and Tobago: The Kiwanis Clubs of St. Augustine and Valspring unite to serve a Mother’s Day Tea Party and Fashion Show.
Missouri: The Independence Kiwanis Club collects baby wipes, shampoo, diapers, toddler snacks, pacifiers, outlet plugs and other “wish list” items for a Mom’s Day Baby Shower.
Virginia: Grundy Kiwanians make arrangements to honor mothers in local churches.
California: The San Diego Kiwanis Club’s Mother’s Day Concert in Balboa Park features the 150-voice Aztec Concert Choir from the San Diego State University School of Music and Dance.
Illinois: The local newspaper declared the Lincoln Kiwanis Club’s Mother’s Day buffet “the place to be on mom’s special day.”
What does your club do on Mother’s Day? And how do you include an Eliminate Project message or fundraiser in your Mother’s Day activities?
Learn more by picking up The Eliminate Project’s “Honoring Mothers” toolkit.