The Eliminate Project campaign team joined Kiwanis-family members around the world to commemorate 99 years of serving the children of the world.
On January 21, 2014, our volunteer team also rallied to share updates during a special edition of Worldwide Report Day. The reports reviewed our achievements to date, identified where we have tremendous potential for growth and mapped out how we are going to achieve our goal on our 100th anniversary—a gift to the world so no more mothers or newborns die from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
One highlight from the 12 Region Coordinators calls was a collective fundraising benchmark of US$49 million. Also announced was a benchmark of 78 Lead and Major Gift prospects by March 31. Additionally, we discussed region goals to help commemorate the 100th anniversary. USA 4 plans to secure 10 new 100K Clubs, totaling US$1 million, while USA 1 strives to secure 100 Major Gifts and 100 Zellers in every district. USA 3’s goal is to secure a 100K Club in each district.
Our focus in the coming weeks and months will be to secure additional Lead and Major Gifts and Model Clubs. These commitments will bring us closer to reaching our US$110 million goal by 2015 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Thank you to the Region Coordinators who called in, the entire team that contributed to these reports and everyone who watched the results on the website. It is truly a team effort. And we need each person on the campaign team as well as every Kiwanis member engaged during the final 18 months of the campaign. Together, we will eliminate MNT. Congratulations on another Worldwide Report Day!
You rock! Hope does not disappoint. Kiwanis is rocking this world with hope and protecting the connection.
Chairman Randy DeLay
I am thrilled that Kiwanis leaders around the world took the time to report on the amazing progress that their regions and districts are achieving. Each step forward brings us closer to our goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. That Kiwanians around the world care so much about moms and babies is not surprising, but it is so encouraging to see the continued commitment of one of UNICEF’s greatest partners.
Thank you, Kiwanis, for being relentless in the drive to eliminate MNT. Thank you for sharing our vision to see the day that ZERO mothers and children die from preventable diseases like tetanus.
Caryl M. Stern
President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF