• Worldwide Report Day is back!

    Worldwide Report Day is this week! It’s your chance to find out where the Kiwanis family currently stands in our efforts to raise US$110 million and protect the connection between millions of moms and babies.

    Join team members, supporters and partners from all over the world on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/wwrd from your computer or cell phone throughout the day for important campaign updates. You can also follow along on Twitter and Facebook.

    “I am thrilled that ...

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  • Club spotlight - Mankato Downtown Kiwanis club


    The Mankato Downtown Kiwanis club pledged to become a Model Club for The Eliminate Project in February 2014. Each of the 110 club members will save or protect more than 416 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    We had the chance to speak with leaders from the Mankato Downtown club about what inspired the members to support The Eliminate Project and how they plan to achieve their US$750 per-member goal.

    Model Club Spotlight Questions

    1. Tell ...

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  • Dancing to save lives

    By Evita Huang and Sophia Vermeulen, Capital District

    The Capital District Key Club members in Division 2B helped protect the connection through a five-hour Zumba fundraiser. This is the second year the Key Club chose Zumbafest as a division-wide fundraiser to support The Eliminate Project.

    High schools throughout the division worked together for months to plan the event. The Zumbafest committee quickly decided to invite local Zumba instructor Eduardo Santillan to lead the five-hour event for the second year in ...

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  • Protecting the connection is possible at any age

    How many 9-year-olds can say that they saved 690 lives? Gabriella, honorary member of the Three Village Kiwanis Club, may be young, but she has done just that.

    She inspired many by raising US$1,250 for a Walter Zeller Fellowship, which will save or protect 690 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Gabriella’s passion to help keep families whole developed when she watched one of the campaign videos with her mother, Julie. Gabriella was sitting on her ...

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  • Sammamish Kiwanis helps charities thrive

    By Loraine Martinez, Kiwanis Club of Sammamish, Pacific Northwest district

    The Sammamish Kiwanis Club sponsored the second annual “Jumpin’ Jive to Thrive” community fundraiser in March 2014.

    The mission of our event was two-fold: to build awareness of our local non-profits that are supported by Kiwanis and to provide a fun time for the community in and around Sammamish. Proceeds from the event went to participating non-profits, local Kiwanis-sponsored youth events and The Eliminate Project.

    We are pleased to report ...

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  • Kiwanis President-elect makes headlines for The Eliminate Project

    Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will change the world. We will raise US$110 million to save or protect millions of women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus—and protect the connection that this deadly disease destroys.

    In a recent interview with Global News Canada, Kiwanis International President-elect Dr. John Button and Heather Conrad, member of the Dartmouth Kiwanis club and delegate on the recent field visit to Kenya, talk about the Kiwanis-family’s lifesaving efforts through The ...

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  • Growing Kiwanis through The Eliminate Project

    By Craig Smith, division coordinator and Speakers Bureau member, Ohio district

    One of the Kiwanis clubs in my division, the Hilliard, Ohio club, asked me to make a Speakers Bureau presentation on The Eliminate Project during one of their meetings. The night I was to speak, I was seated across from a young couple, Scott and Alexann. Both were guests considering joining Kiwanis. I was hoping to speak to them, but I could not get my laptop and the projector ...

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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:

    Monroe Kiwanis joins The Eliminate Project
    Monroe News Star, 4/1/2014

    Hall speaks to Kiwanis
    Forest Blade, 3/28/2014

    Serving children, community: Kingsport Kiwanis making mark on Model City, world for 90 years
    Kingsport Times, 3/24/2014

    Canady speaks to Kiwanis
    Forest Blade, 3/21/2014

    Boys & Girls Clubs Members Team with Duneland Kiwanis and Wendy’s for The Eliminate Project
    ValPoLife.com, 3/20/2014...

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  • Kiwally the Kiwanian helps save mothers and babies

    Kiwally the Kiwanian, Queens West club mascot puppet, brings joy to children and seniors, and now helps save or protect women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    By JP Di Troia, Middle Village Kiwanis Club and Queens West division coordinator

    I started a program last year featuring Kiwally the Kiwanian pencils to support Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children, The Eliminate Project.

    Kiwally is a cute koala bear that clips on to a pencil with the word ...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (2/28/14-4/2/14) who will help to save lives and eliminate MNT forever.

    Lead Gift donor
    Vectorite Biomedical INC.

    Major Gift donors
    Donnie and Jackie Kemp
    Kimiko Horii
    Tomoko Yamaguchi

    100K Clubs
    Conway / Missouri-Arkansas district
    Linz-Stifter / Austria district

    Model Clubs
    Ahwatukee / Southwest district
    Algona Morwens / Nebraska-Iowa district
    Broad Ripple  / Indiana district
    Cortana, Baton Rouge / LA-MS-W. TN district
    Fairmont / West Virginia district
    Frederick / Capital district
    Gettysburg Adams / Pennsylvania ...

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  • Surpassing our goal for The Eliminate Project at one district convention - how you can make a difference

    Pictured above is the 2013-2014 CKI Capital District governor, Ben Durham (left), and The Eliminate Project Vice-Chairman SLP, Jeffrey Wolff (right).

    By Ben Durham, Capital District CKI governor

    This year the Capital District Circle K International (CKI) set what we thought was an ambitious fundraising goal for The Eliminate Project. Our goal was to raise US$5,400, which will save or protect 3,000 women and their future babies, through district events and club donations by March 31, 2014. Based on our ...

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  • A special opportunity to help protect the connection

    Tetanus hurts. Mothers can’t even touch their babies to comfort them. This May, Kiwanis-family programs are once again working together to help protect the connection between moms and babies.

    From May 5-9, Aktion Club, Builders Club, K-Kids and Key Club members will host fundraising activities to raise funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project as part of Eliminate Week. Among the fundraisers, members will share happy dollars, face off in penny wars, host spirit weeks and dress up days, ...

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  • What's happening in April?

    April 1 Fundraising Update

    As of April 1, The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$50.3 million in cash and pledges, which will save or protect more than 27.9 million lives. Share this exciting news and help us reach our next benchmark of US$55 million—also the halfway point to our US$110 million goal.

    April 5 Kiwanis One Day
    Join together with Kiwanis-family members of all ages on this dedicated day of service to make a difference in your community.

    April ...

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  • Save the date

    Kiwanis’ efforts around the world are making a difference in the fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    Find out the newest stats during Worldwide Report Day on April 24, 2014, as our district teams report progress to Campaign Chairman Randy DeLay.

    “I am thrilled that Kiwanis leaders around the world take the time to report on the amazing progress that their regions and districts are achieving,” says Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for ...

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  • Kiwanians prepare to see The Eliminate Project in action in Haiti

    Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are traveling to Haiti for the trip of a lifetime. From April 6-9, 2014, the delegation will visit health centers, meet local volunteers, medical experts and mothers, as well as observe UNICEF-led immunization efforts.

    Nearly 50 percent of tetanus cases in the Caribbean occur in Haiti. The island country is currently carrying out a nationwide campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus, aiming to immunize nearly 1.5 million women of reproductive age.

    Prior ...

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  • What to share

    The Kiwanis family is making a difference for women and babies around the world through The Eliminate Project. You can see how your support is helping change the world in our newest video.

    Kiwanis International President Gunter Gasser shares his own photos and memories of his November site visit to Madagascar. He met many mothers and their babies who are now protected against the ravages of tetanus.

    “It was such a great experience for me to see the power ...

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  • March 2014 Social media recap

    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 March! And don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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  • A diamond commitment is forever

    Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lipsius Druivenstreek have accepted the challenge to raise a per-member average of US$2,500 and each save or protect more than 1,389 lives from maternal and neonatal tetanus. This bold commitment makes them the first Diamond Club in Europe.

    Club president Patricia Nys and Frederica Muller, the Legacy Officer for UNICEF Belgium, shared these insights on the club’s decision.

    What does this Diamond Club commitment mean to the Kiwanis Club of Lipsius Druivenstreek?

    We were ...

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  • Positive changes in Pakistan

    Kaniz Safdar, 35, a resident of Jhangiwala village in the Bahawalpur District, delivered five of her children at home in the hands of a traditional birth attendant known as a dai.

    “There were complications during every delivery, and I suffered for months,” says Kaniz. “During my sixth pregnancy, the dai told me that there could be a threat to my life, and it is advisable that I see a doctor. I had myself checked at this hospital and a ...

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  • A simple fundraising idea with big potential

    Are you looking to hit the right note and heat up your fundraising for The Eliminate Project? If so, this idea could be music to your ears.

    Summer concert

    Best for: Kiwanis clubs

    Timeline: 12 weeks for preparation; 8–10 hours on day of event

    How it works: Make a sweet melody or raise the roof while raising money and awareness for The Eliminate Project.

    To-do list:

    • Secure a venue based on expected crowd size
    • Audition local talent
    • Determine how many ...

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  • Kwaheri Kenya

    The Kiwanis International and U.S. Fund for UNICEF delegation said goodbye to Kenya today after spending five days in a country still battling maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    During the site visit to Kenya, the delegation witnessed UNICEF’s prenatal health care, immunization and education programs.

    Members of the Kiwanis delegation included Bill Cater, a member of the Dover Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Kim and Heather Conrad, members of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club (Model Club); Charlet Long Little, a member of the ...

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  • Kenya Site Visit Update 2

    On Wednesday the delegation visited a village in the Pusanki, Massai community. Located 22 kilometers away from the nearest health facility, 90 percent of births occur at home in this village. There are no roads in (or out). But the tetanus vaccine made it!

    Continue the journey with our Kiwanis site visit participants on The Eliminate Project blog, Facebook and Twitter.

    And stay tuned for more photos...

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  • Kenya Site Visit Update 1

    On Tuesday, the Kiwanis site visit delegates witnessed UNICEF immunization activities at a small health facility located more than 70 kilometers from the nearest hospital. Women of child-bearing age received the tetanus vaccine to protect them and their future children. This campaign is part of a larger UNICEF effort to immunize two million women in Kenya during the month of March.

    Some women waited with their children for more than eight hours in order to receive a vaccine.

    As you ...

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  • Kiwanians prepare to see The Eliminate Project in action in Kenya

    Hujambo, Kenya.

    From March 25-29, 2014, a delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will travel to Kenya to observe UNICEF activities related to prenatal health care, immunizations and education. Located in the Eastern and Southern African Region, Kenya is one of only two countries (Kenya and Madagascar) in the region that has yet to achieve maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination.

    We had a chance to check in with two of our Kiwanis delegates— Mark Rabaut (Rocky ...

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  • Walking to Eliminate MNT

    By Jessy Spencer, Poquoson High School Key Club, Division 23, Capital district

    On an abnormally warm Virginia Saturday in February, more than 50 Kiwanis-family members joined together to raise money for The Eliminate Project. The event was a “Walk to Eliminate,” hosted by Poquoson High School Key Club in Poquoson, Va.

    Months of planning went into this event, including approval by school administration, applying for a Youth Opportunities Fund grant and drumming up support in the community: announcements were made, ...

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