• Measured progress: Fewer babies die from tetanus

    Fewer babies are dying from neonatal tetanus thanks to Kiwanis International, UNICEF and its partners.

    One baby now dies every 11 minutes from neonatal tetanus—a 15 percent drop from 2010 to 2013. Approximately 9,000 fewer babies die each year—25 fewer each day—from neonatal tetanus according to a new report published by the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group.

    “It is not a coincidence that the drop occurs during the exact same timeframe Kiwanis assumed a leadership role in helping to close ...

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  • Georgia Key Club hosts Kiwanis Family Day

    By Emma Johnson, Key Club International Georgia District division 13 lieutenant governor

    Serve. That’s what Key Club members around the world are called to do. We are called step up, take a lead and make a difference. That is why the Georgia Key Club supports The Eliminate Project – because what seems like a small amount of money to some of us can help save or protect a woman and her future babies.

    On September 13, 2014, the Georgia Key ...

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  • What to share this month

     

    Halloween is less than a week away. It’s not too late to lend a helping hand and join the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF challenge issued by 2014 spokesperson Zendaya.

    “As the 2014 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, I am calling on all trick-or-treaters to do scary amounts of good.

    With Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a little goes a long way. Over the last six decades, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised more than $170 million to save and protect kids, so you know ...

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  • Claim your place in history today

     

    As Kiwanis International celebrates its 100th anniversary, clubs and members across the globe are seeking ways to mark the occasion. How will you leave a lasting legacy? 

    Consider a US$1,500 gift to Kiwanis International. Your donation will be honored with a Centennial Award—complete with a lapel pin and framed medallion. Your gift will also help save or protect more than 833 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Donors may make gifts or pledges between ...

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  • Happy new Kiwanis year!

    Kiwanis continues to help keep families whole through our fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Since the campaign started, the funds we have raised will help save or protect nearly 39 million women and their future babies. Our fundraising efforts help UNICEF implement massive immunization campaigns to protect women and babies across the globe. Earlier this year, approximately 1.5 million women of reproductive age were immunized in Haiti and more than 1.3 million additional women were protected from ...

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  • Raise awareness with this easy fundraising idea

     

    Are you The Eliminate Project “expert” in your Kiwanis-family club? Get ready to put your knowledge to the test. Tailor this new fundraising idea to help your club increase awareness, raise funds and ultimately, help us eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Quiz night

    Best for: All Kiwanis-family clubs

    Timeline: 6–8 weeks for preparation; 6–8 hours on day (and night) of event

    How it works: Let everyone show what they know. Host a trivia contest. Raise awareness by adding ...

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  • Mark your calendar for another worldwide update

     

    In 2010, we made a commitment. With every passing day, we become closer to fulfilling that commitment and making history.

    Where do we currently stand in our efforts? Find out during our seventh Worldwide Report Day on November 12. District teams will update Campaign Chairman Randy DeLay on their fundraising progress and summaries will be posted after each call on the website.

    In the push to reach The Eliminate Project’s fundraising goal, each day counts. Here’s how you ...

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  • The Eliminate Project in the news

    Thanks to your efforts, The Eliminate Project continues to make headlines across the world! Here are our latest mentions in the news:

    Spring Valley Kiwanis celebrates 75 years of service

    Spring Valley Tribune, 9/30/2014

    For Kiwanis' Eliminate Project, one ride leads to another
    Valley Sun, 10/2/2014

    Los Altos High School clubs partner for fundraiser

    Los Altos Town Crier, 10/8/2014

    Kiwanis members fighting tetanus around globe
    Spring Valley Tribune, 10/14/2014

    The more publicity attracted for The Eliminate Project, the more awareness ...

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  • A message from your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson Zendaya


    Halloween is coming up soon—and as the 2014 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, I am calling on all trick-or-treaters to do scary amounts of good.

    With Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a little goes a long way. Over the last six decades, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised more than $170 million to save and protect kids, so you know that’s a whole lot of good!

    I Trick-or-Treated for UNICEF while growing up in Oakland. We went door-to-door, carrying the orange box, hearing the ...

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  • Key Club International’s goal: Motivate each member to save or protect three lives



    By Maria Palazzolo, Key Club International President


    How much money would you give to save your brother or sister from an excruciatingly painful death? You probably couldn’t even give me a number. You cannot put a price tag on the life of someone you love.

    What if I told you that you could save or protect a woman and her future babies for US$1.80? Would you take action to save that family?

    The Key Club International Board met in October ...

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  • Giving a future with hope

    By Ron Smith, USA 4 Region Coordinator

    “The most significant photo I took was outside of a mud and grass hut in Wamena, Indonesia. It is a photo of a father with two children, one a 6-month-old baby he was holding, sitting outside of his home. He was extremely proud and had a big smile on his face. You could tell he was making a statement and proud of it.”

    My passion and belief in the elimination of maternal and ...

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  • A year of celebrating

    We begin the new Kiwanis Year, the campaign’s Year of Celebration, with our goal in sight. As of October 1, US$39.1 million remains to reach our goal of US$110 million. 

    Fulfilling our promise to protect millions of newborns’ lives—and millions of mothers from broken hearts—depends on the passion and hard work of every member of the Kiwanis family. We need everyone participating, in every district and club. 

    Let’s keep the momentum going. You can make an impact during the Year ...

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  • Indonesia: Bringing home endless memories


    Indonesia: Bringing home endless memories 

    By Emilia Gugliuzza, Florida district coordinator

    Upon arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia, my first impression was that people are friendly, cordial, willing to help and always smiling. We were greeted with open arms from the UNICEF representatives, volunteers, authorities and local government. Everyone works hard with love, dedication and perseverance to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    At a local health clinic, four of us met a woman who had just given birth to a beautiful ...

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  • Check out The Eliminate Project on social media

    Social media channels are the perfect way to generate interest and encourage people to explore online giving. Share stories, news and your inspiration for The Eliminate Project to increase awareness, raise funds and ultimately, help us eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Check out some highlights of our social media mentions in the past few weeks! And don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (6/17/14-9/16/14) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 


    Lead Gift donor 

    The Switzerland District Foundation 

    Brian and Miki Cunat 


    Major Gift donor 

    Atsuko Aono 

    Jackmont Hospitality, Inc. 

    Dato' Stewart Labrooy 

    Lance and Ruth Incitti 

    Trinergy 

    David and Janet Butler 

    Dale and Mary Bowen

    Jay and Diane Schultz 

    Kim and Heather Conrad 

    Arthur and Vickie Riley 

    The Huntsville Club Foundation 

    Sue Petrisin 

    The Downey Club Foundation 

    Kansas District 

    Terry White 

    Robert and Nancy ...

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  • Interlaken charity run for The Eliminate Project

    On September 13, 2014, the international Jungfrau Marathon took place in Interlaken, Switzerland. On Friday, leading up to this big event are always the Jungfrau Minirun and the Minimarathon. This year the Kiwanis Club of Interlaken organized a charity run where  members of the Kiwanis club and 600 participants ran 4.2 km (2.6 miles).

    The oldest participant was 71 years old and the youngest only 6 years old. Everyone was running/walking for the same reason – to help protect women ...

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  • Happy new Kiwanis year!

    Kiwanis continues to help keep families whole through our fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Since the campaign started, the funds we have raised will help save or protect nearly 39 million women and their future babies. Our fundraising efforts help UNICEF implement massive immunization campaigns to protect women and babies across the globe. Earlier this year, approximately 1.5 million women of reproductive age were immunized in Haiti and more than 1.3 million additional women were protected from ...

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  • The Eliminate Project welcomes Aaron Cheung to the SLP Subcommittee

    Aaron Cheung from the New York District is the newest member of The Eliminate Project’s Service Leadership Program (SLP) Subcommittee, a group that advises on SLP fundraising initiatives for the campaign.

    Aaron has proven his leadership since joining Key Club as a high school freshman. He was a divisional executive assistant before his current position as lieutenant governor. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Key Club member twice and as a Distinguished Junior Key Club Member, awarded to one ...

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  • Raise money—without spending much

    Myth: You need money to make money.

    Fact: It actually doesn’t take much money at all to create a successful fundraiser. As your Kiwanis Club plans Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraisers alongside your Service Leadership Programs, consider some of these low-cost ideas—or come up with your own!   
    1. Help others stay warm. Make sure the cold won’t bother anyone in your community by helping neighbors prep for winter weather. Have your club members set up appointments to paint decks, move ...

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  • Celebrate 100 years


    Make history of your own when you celebrate Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary with a gift to The Eliminate Project. Starting in 2015, when you give US$1,500, you will save or protect more than 833 lives and be honored with a Centennial Award—complete with a custom-framed medallion and other exclusive recognition items. 

    The Centennial Award is available for gifts made during the centennial year. Starting October 1, 2014, the Kiwanis International Foundation will start accepting early gifts and pledges, and recognition will ...

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  • Fundraising made easy!

    Saving women and babies through The Eliminate Project just became easier. In just a few minutes, you can set up a personal fundraising page to share with friends and family. The money you raise will help save and protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Follow these four easy steps to create your page. Or follow the mantra that there is strength in numbers and create a team fundraising page with friends or your Kiwanis family club. 

    • ...

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  • What to share this month.


    The Eliminate Project will raise US$110 million to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) and help families in underserved areas of the world. Every day, Kiwanis sends a loud and important message—that these women and newborns matter.

    Earlier this month, a Kiwanis International and U.S. Fund for UNICEF delegation made a special visit to Indonesia on behalf of The Eliminate Project to witness immunization activities. Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia, is one of 24 countries where MNT remains a ...

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  • Kiwanis and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF stand strong together

    In 2010, we made a commitment. Now we’re on the verge of making history. As of September 16, 2014, the Kiwanis family only has US$39.9 million left to raise to reach its US$110 million goal. A recent US$7.2 million commitment from our partner at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF brought their total pledge to US$15 million and created momentum for us to reach our shared goal. 

    “We returned from the Kiwanis International Convention in Chiba, Japan full of excitement and ...

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  • Trick-or-Treat tips for success


    With Halloween quickly approaching, Kiwanis-family members are gearing up to collect money for The Eliminate Project through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Help Service Leadership Programs have fun and make a difference in the world this fall. 

    There are so many ways to rally club members and raise funds for The Eliminate Project. Need ideas? Select one from the top Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraising Key Clubs below—or come up with your own! If you have new ideas, please share them with us. ...

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  • A guide to eliminate our worries

    By Parth Patel, SLP coordinator, New Jersey District 

    Well, it’s that time of year again! Time to go back to college and hit the books. For many Circle K members, it also means a new year full of extraordinary opportunities. Opportunities to meet new friends. Opportunities to serve our communities and brighten days with smiles. And, of course, opportunities to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). For many of us in Circle K, balancing work, school, ...

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