• MAURITANIA ELIMINATES MATERNAL AND NEONATAL TETANUS


    Dr. Wague Diango smiles after examining 9-month-old Hadrami, seen here with his mother Mnowma. “There is a lot of science behind our work here,” Dr. Diango says. “But behind the science there is something else – love.”

    In Mauritania, a long-anticipated result has arrived: The World Health Organization’s validation survey shows that the country has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). More newborns and mothers’ lives are now free from the anguish of tetanus.

    “We are changing the world. Thanks ...

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  • Help save babies today!

    In Sierra Leone, Maumie has already suffered through three of her children’s deaths. Her fourth baby, a boy named James, showed signs of tetanus at birth. Fortunately, he did not have the disease.

    Sierra Leone has become an example of what’s possible in countries with maternal and neonatal tetanus. Thanks to ongoing health care and education, Sierra Leone eliminated MNT.

    Maumie and James are precisely the kind of mother and newborn to whom The Eliminate Project gives hope. In some ...

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  • Jazzercise helps The Eliminate Project

    By Phil Rovang, Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst/The Lakes Area

    What does Jazzercise have to do with fundraising for The Eliminate Project? Plenty. At least for the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst/The Lakes Area in Illinois.

    The club worked in conjunction with the Lindenhurst Park District and the local Jazzercise franchise owner to raise more than US$1,600 in just two hours to help protect moms and babies.

    Several months before, the club sat down with the Lindenhurst Park District representative, who is ...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (4/3/15-4/17/15) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Model Clubs

    Bellingham / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Burbank / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Chino / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Dearborn, Outer Drive / Michigan district
    Denison / Nebraska-Iowa district
    Fredericksburg / Texas-Oklahoma district
    Goodland / Kansas district
    Hacienda Heights / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Mitchelleville / Capital district
    Napa / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    North Lakeland / Florida district
    Plano / Texas-Oklahoma district
    Reims d'Erlon / France Monaco district
    Roland / Nebraska-Iowa district...

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  • “Fill-a-Truck” campaign supports The Eliminate Project

    By Cynthia Faust, Kiwanis Club of Burbank Noon, California-Nevada-Hawaii District

    The Burbank Noon Kiwanis club in California had a mission: Fill a big truck with clothes in exchange for donations to The Eliminate Project. 

    In the beginning, no one could imagine the size of the truck that that would be filled — one large trash bag at a time. Thanks to the encouragement and the hard work of Hazel Schrefel, The Eliminate Project club chairwoman, the club accepted the challenge....

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  • Donor spotlight: Nebraska-Iowa District Foundation

    By Jack Schinstock, Nebraska-Iowa District Foundation president

    Early involvement

    When the Nebraska-Iowa District originally formed The Eliminate Project committee, more than a fifth of the members on the Nebraska-Iowa District Foundation (NIF) Board of Trustees were selected. Thus, they were already motivated to get the NIF involved with The Eliminate Project. 

    Their motivation paid off. Today the Nebraska-Iowa District Foundation is a Premier Major Gift donor, committing to raise US$50,000 to help protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal ...

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  • Celebrating progress throughout Europe

    In recent weeks, Europe has celebrated amazing successes for The Eliminate Project. Individuals, clubs and districts are showing their support to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    In solidarity with the district, the Kiwanis Foundation Switzerland-Liechtenstein recently committed to raise CHF 100,000, approximately US$110,000. This Lead Gift will help save or protect more than 61,000 women and their future babies from MNT.

    More than 200 clubs with 7,200 Kiwanis members in the district have also rallied together, raising more than ...

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  • Achieving new goals, together

    The Kiwanis family is giving hope to families around the world through The Eliminate Project. What we do in the coming months is critical to meet our US$110 million goal and fulfill our commitment to the world.

    Our volunteers rallied on April 15, 2015, for Worldwide Call to Action. Region teams participated in 45-minute calls with Chairman Randy DeLay. The result? Conversations centered on specific steps to increase fundraising in the weeks leading up to Kiwanis International convention and beyond. ...

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  • What to share this month: The Eliminate Project events in Indianapolis

    Kiwanians from around the world will celebrate our 100th anniversary in Indianapolis this June. Besides honoring the centennial year and connecting with Kiwanis friends at the convention, we will also celebrate the Kiwanis-family’s efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus through The Eliminate Project.

    You can be part of the excitement. Don’t miss these convention events that support Kiwanis’ gift to the world.

    • Kick off the festivities at the Kiwanis World Showcase, formerly the Exhibit Hall. Doors open ...

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  • A special message from Chairman Randy DeLay


    Chairman Randy DeLay and his wife, Drue, have a special message for all region and district coordinators who participated in Worldwide Call to Action.

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  • Thank you, Kiwanis!

    Today, we mark our progress and celebrate all of the hard work that has been accomplished toward the global elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Kiwanis is one of the global champions of this initiative, and I am honored to share in the celebration as we recognize the work of Kiwanians across the world.

    Without your support, The Eliminate Project wouldn’t be the success it is now. In just the first few months of 2015, Mauritania and the Philippines ...

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  • Latin America continues hard work and passion

    Through continued hard work and passion, clubs and members in Latin America are helping the Kiwanis family move closer to our US$110 million goal. Six Model Clubs and nearly 100 Walter Zeller Fellowships have propelled the district forward, bringing it almost halfway to its fundraising goal. The region plans to build on its momentum during the months leading up to Kiwanis International convention.

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  • Keep joy and hope alive


    Moments like this are made possible by the generosity of people like you.

    Keep joy and hope alive with this video. Watch the video. Download the video. Share the video with friends and family so they can see how UNICEF and Kiwanis are, again, making a difference in the lives of countless families around the world.

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  • USA 3 hard at work


    Kiwanis clubs, members and districts representing the USA 3 region are achieving amazing things through The Eliminate Project. Collectively, they have raised more than US$10 million to help save moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Several of the districts consistently rank among the top 10 fundraising leaders.

    Nebraska-Iowa currently ranks among the top five districts worldwide based on total funds raised and is one of only 10 districts to surpass US$2 million raised for The Eliminate Project. Nebraska-Iowa ...

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  • Seeing the impact


    A message from Charlet Long Little, a division coordinator in the Texas-Oklahoma district, who went on the Kenya site visit.

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  • See USA 5 in action

    Kiwanis clubs and members worldwide are achieving amazing things through The Eliminate Project. The two districts that make up USA 5 are helping lead efforts to save moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    California-Nevada-Hawaii consistently ranks among the top five district leaders based on total funds raised and total number of Model Clubs. As of March 16, the district has raised more than US$3.4 million in cash and pledges and secured 46 Model Clubs. The district also proudly ...

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  • How much would you give to save your child from a deadly disease?


    Watch the video. Download the video. Share the video with friends and family so they can see how UNICEF and Kiwanis are, again, making a difference in the lives of countless families around the world.

    You can download and share more videos on The Eliminate Project website.

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  • See highlights from USA 4


    Kiwanis clubs and members worldwide are achieving amazing things through The Eliminate Project. This is especially true in the districts that make up USA 4. Here are a few highlights of their recent activities:

    Southwest is more than halfway to its goal and among the top 10 district leaders based on per-member average. As of March 16, 98 percent of clubs have participated, raising more than US$1.1 million for The Eliminate Project.

    Minnesota Dakota is one of 26 districts to ...

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  • Message from District Coordinator for Western Canada


    Ralph Liepold, District Coordinator for Western Canada, shares how they have surpassed their fundraising goal.

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  • Canada and the Caribbean in action

    The Canadian government’s recent decision to match all money raised by UNICEF Canada and Kiwanis Canada up to CAD2.5 million over the next two years has further motivated the Western Canada and Eastern Canada and the Caribbean districts. For Kiwanis clubs and members in these two districts, this announcement was an added bonus as they were already fully committed to The Eliminate Project.

    Below are highlights from the Canada and the Caribbean districts.

    Eastern Canada and the Caribbean: The ...

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  • Help us create more special moments

    For just US$1.80 a day, you can help assure that precious moments like these continue for years to come.

    Help us create more special moments. Watch the video. Download the video. Then share the video with friends and family so they can see how UNICEF and Kiwanis are, again, making a difference in the lives of countless families around the world.


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  • USA 2 region has achieved tremendous success


    The USA 2 region has achieved tremendous success for The Eliminate Project. The region recently surpassed US$14 million raised in cash and pledges, which is more than 60 percent of its fundraising goal. Members of the region continue to build momentum through new club commitments and a recent district pledge from Capital.

    Districts:
    Alabama: During the 2015 midyear conference, the Alabama District raised approximately US$25,000 for The Eliminate Project.

    Capital: The Capital District recently committed to raise the ...

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  • How often do you get the chance to save a life for less than $2.00?


    Watch the video. Download the video. Share the video with friends and family so they can see how UNICEF and Kiwanis are, again, making a difference in the lives of countless families around the world. 

    You can download and share more videos on The Eliminate Project website.

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  • USA 1 shows continued hard work and passion


    Through continued hard work and passion, USA 1 has raised more than US$8 million to help protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The region is striving toward its nearly US$16 million goal. A steady focus on new Model Clubs and generating club support has been a focus for the eight districts.

    Below are highlights from the USA 1 districts:

    Michigan: The Michigan District has two 100K Clubs, and is hoping to achieve its first 200K ...

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  • Engaging with The Eliminate Project


    Sylvine Dubois, Club President of the Lyon Confluence Kiwanis Club in the France-Monaco district, shares a message about engaging with The Eliminate Project.

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