What's New? Fundraising total as of 11/16/14: US$2,538,353.24
: Partner with your sponsoring Kiwanis club to raise US$1,000 (SLP club US$500+, Kiwanis club US$500+) and double your lifesaving impact. Visit the Recognition page
Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is devastating, killing women and babies in the poorest countries of the world. But we can rock the world with hope. Key Club members are teaming up with the entire Kiwanis family and UNICEF to help save and protect women and their future babies around the world with The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will change the world. MNT affects many, many mothers and babies in the poorest countries of the world, and it's going to take the help of many, many people to eliminate it from the world.
Check out these fundraising ideas, goals, videos and more resources for you and your club.
- Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every eleven minutes—approximately 49,000 newborns every year.
- To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million must be immunized to protect themselves and their future newborns. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more.
- It will take US$110 million—and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
- Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century.
Learn more about what you can do to help eliminate MNT from the face of the Earth by checking out this Eliminate Project video and tackling one of the signature fundraising projects below.
Signature/suggested fundraising projects:
Take the lead! Show other Service Leadership Programs how to eliminate MNT.
“1-2-3-4, let’s kick tetanus out the door, 5-6-7-8, together let’s eliminate!”
Key Club’s goal is to raise US$5.40 per member each year*—as endorsed by the Key Club International Board. If we reach our goal, every Key Club member will save or protect at least three lives. View the progress.
New Unity Award:
Partner with your sponsoring Kiwanis club to raise US$1,000 (SLP club US$500+, Kiwanis club US$500+) and double your lifesaving impact. Visit the Recognition page
Videos: Key Club and The Eliminate Project The Eliminate Project - By The Numbers
Plus, watch many more on the Key Club YouTube channel!
*GLOBAL SERVICE SOCIETY
The SLP Global Service Society recognizes clubs for the per-member average of their contributions within one year (October 1– September 30). A club’s per-member average is based on total club giving, from all sources and methods by total membership. Recognition based on per-member average ensures that clubs of any size can be recognized equitably for their efforts.
May 30, 2014
What a year for K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, Circle K International and Aktion Club and The Eliminate Project! From spootakular festivals to Trunk-or-Treats to happy dollars, penny wars, spirit weeks, dances and dress-up days, our Kiwanis-family members united to save moms and babies make the 2013-14 school year unforgettable....