• Cut MNT out of the picture! Video Contest

    Capture the connection


    Get out your digital cameras, smartphones and video recorders. Key Club International/Builders Club is looking for the best homemade video about The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. 

    The winning video will be shared on The Eliminate Project, Key Club and Builders Club Facebook pages as well as in the monthly advisor newsletters. The winning club will also receive a trophy.

    Interested? Eligible videos must do one of the following:

    • Share the importance and urgency ...

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  • Reflections from Cambodia: Life stories

    By Amy Zimmerman, Ohio district governor-elect and multi-division coordinator

    I have been reflecting on the life stories that the women shared with us after the maternal and neonatal education sessions in the remote villages of Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Province. Some make me smile. Some make me tear up just thinking about the pain and grief that these women have survived in their lives. I am so grateful for the experience and for my life, as I embrace all that it has ...

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  • A moo-ving Eliminate Week

    By Laura Colagiovanni, Bay High School Key Club Bulletin Editor, Ohio District

    In September 2014, the Bay High School Key Club planned our biggest fundraiser to date, the “Eliminate Week cow plop.” This project was chaired by Bay High School Key Club President Katherine Butler, Vice President Jessica Mosier and Representative at Large Claire Mercer. In just three years, Bay High School has raised more than US$7,000 for The Eliminate Project, but 2014 marks a new era of success.

    Throughout ...

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  • Making a difference one presentation at a time

    by Brad Kunze, Kiwanis Club of Bellefontaine, Ohio Distirct

    Kiwanis of Bellefontaine, like many traditional clubs, meets weekly. We provide our speakers with a gift of remembrance. In the past, we have given what we tongue-in-cheek describe as a Kiwanis “solid gold brass bell.” More recently, we presented a Kiwanis mug. Around Christmas time, in an effort to maximize the return on the club’s administrative dollars, Bellefontaine Club President Josh Stolly gave each speaker a five-pack of Christmas cards and ...

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  • The Eliminate Project in Cambodia

    February brought a memorable opportunity for our Kiwanis delegation to see firsthand The Eliminate Project in action in Cambodia.

    During the trip, Kiwanis members observed UNICEF activities related to prenatal health care, immunizations and education—from inspecting health facilities to observing local health workers train community leaders, volunteers, traditional mid-wives and mothers. Through the experience participants gained a better understanding of the progress being made.

    The Southeast Asian country has made measurable progress in maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, despite pronounced ...

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  • My thoughts on Cambodia

    By Key Club International President Maria Palazzolo

    The trip to Cambodia has truly changed the way I see the world and my life. You’re probably like, “Come on, Maria, that’s so cliché.” Trust me, I know how cheesy I sound, but I’m completely genuine when I say that witnessing how Cambodians live has put my life into perspective. They have little but are so happy to be alive. The children are ecstatic to have a balloon, a pen and paper, ...

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  • Canadian government announces significant gift

    Earlier this week during a meeting led by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and philanthropist Bill Gates, the Canadian government announced it will match up to CAD$2.5 million in funds raised by UNICEF Canada and Kiwanis Canada over the next two years, resulting in a CAD$5 million contribution to The Eliminate Project.

    Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button and UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley attended the meeting, which focused on global efforts to improve the health of mothers ...

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  • How far would you go to save babies?

    Have you ever been so passionate about a cause that you did something crazy to raise money—like kiss an octopus?

    CKI and Key Club International Board members puckered up in January to celebrate raising more than US$3 million for The Eliminate Project—which will save or protect more than 1.8 million moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. Now they are challenging your club to do something extreme to help save babies. You’ll have fun and make history in the ...

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  • Celebrate in the Circle City


    Once a year service-minded individuals from around the world come together for the Kiwanis International convention. It is an opportunity to connect with the Kiwanis community, meeting Kiwanis friends from districts near and far to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments from the past year.

    This year, we look forward to celebrating our continued progress through The Eliminate Project. We will kick off the campaign’s final march to victory during the centennial convention in Indianapolis. We hope you will be part of ...

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  • February club spotlight: Kiwanis Club of Acadiana

    Clubs of all sizes can make a difference for moms and babies. Just ask the Kiwanis Club of Acadiana in Louisiana. In the fall of 2014, the club’s board of directors wholeheartedly supported the challenge to take the club to the next level for The Eliminate Project, upgrading to a Platinum Club commitment. The board then pitched the idea to the entire club membership for a vote.

    “We knew we needed everyone involved in order to be successful,” says Bill ...

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  • From the heart of Cambodia

    Earlier this month, a Kiwanis and U.S. Fund for UNICEF delegation traveled to Cambodia. The Southeast Asian country has made measureable progress in maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, despite pronounced inequities that have inhibited many rural areas. In fact, the country has scheduled its maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination validation survey in the second quarter of 2015.

    During the journey the group observed UNICEF activities related to prenatal health care, immunizations and education—from inspecting health facilities to observing local health ...

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  • Make fundraising personal

    As of February 15, US$34.6 million remains to achieve our US$110 million fundraising goal. Kiwanis International will make history, but it will take the entire organization—from the smallest K-Kid to the oldest Kiwanian.

    Will you be part of the legacy? Join Kiwanis family members and UNICEF in the fight to eliminate MNT, a painful disease that robs babies of their mother’s comforting touch.

    Create your own personal fundraising page, create a team page with your friends, or, if you ...

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  • What to share this month


    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.

    More videos are available to download and share on The Eliminate Project website.

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (2/3/15-2/17/15) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Model Clubs

    Amherst / New York district

    Anping / Taiwan district

    Barron / Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district

    Basel-Klingental / Switzerland-Liechtenstein district

    Clarkesville / Georgia district

    Deerfield Beach / Florida district

    Huntington / New York district

    Mount Vernon / Pacific Northwest district

    Muhlviertel / Austria district

    Obwalden / Switzerland-Liechtenstein district

    Ozark / Missouri-Arkansas district

    San Carlos / Cal-Nev-Ha district

    Sandy Springs / Georgia district

    Statesboro / Georgia district

    The Valley, Auburn / ...

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  • The most important gift of all

    Maricel Busalin knows the ravages of tetanus far too well. Her baby was one of the last known cases of neonatal tetanus in Solana, Philippines.

    “She stopped feeding. Then my baby was turning blue,” recalls Ms. Busalin.

    Ms. Busalin’s baby girl was born suddenly one morning at home with a birthing attendant, called a hilot. The hilot used sterilized scissors to snip the umbilical cord but smeared coconut oil on the cut causing the infection to set in.

    In Solana, ...

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  • Progress made possible by generosity

    Kiwanis-family members around the world have raised more than US$75.5 million in cash and pledges as of February 16, 2015. We are well on our way to raising US$110 million through The Eliminate Project to protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). And for that, we thank you – each and every one of the donors who has contributed to our success.

    Remember, every gift makes a tremendous difference to families around the world. These critical funds ...

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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:

    Longtime Kiwanian speaks on immunization project

    The New Orleans Advocate, 2/11/2015

    Talent show raises money for international vaccination efforts
    The Roanoke Times, 2/11/2015

    Circle K to host volleyball tournament

    The Quad, 2/8/2015

    The more publicity attracted for The Eliminate Project, the more awareness and funds Kiwanis International will be able to raise for the women and babies the ...

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  • Preparing for Cambodia

    Maria Palazzolo, Key Club International President

    “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” - William Arthur Ward

    The Eliminate Project has always been a cause that I am extremely passionate about. How often can teenagers, college students and adults from around the world join together with a single mission: to eliminate a completely preventable disease ...

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  • Cambodia Field Visit Preview

    From February 9-13, a delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will travel to Cambodia to observe UNICEF activities related to prenatal health care, immunizations and education.


    Cambodia, located in Southeast Asia, is one of 24 countries that is still at risk for maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). Although the country has made measurable progress, pronounced inequities in rural areas continue to pose considerable challenges to MNT elimination.

    Gabriele Neumayr-Stof, Europe 3 region coordinator, is among the ...

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  • Celebrating 100 years with a Centennial Award

    Kiwanis members celebrated 100 years of service in many ways during the month of January. For some, that meant honoring Kiwanis’ history with a gift that brings promise for a better future.

    “The presentation John Button gave to our club was incredible,” says Judy Kramer, USA 5 region coordinator and Palo Alto Kiwanis Club member. “It was even more amazing to see the 10 Centennial Award recipients be recognized, and then the 10 more who decided to pledge that day.”...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (1/21/15-2/2/15) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Model Clubs

    Cape May / New Jersey district

    Charlotte / Michigan district

    Manhattan / Kansas district

    Manila Bay / Philippine Luzon district

    Roxas City / Philippine South district

    San Marcos, Texas / Texas Oklahoma district

    Winder / Georgia district

    View our complete list of donors and learn more about our recognition opportunities.

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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:

    Neonatal tetanus eliminated from Bihar
    Times of India, 1/7/15

    Kiwanis International Turns 100 Years Old This Month
    High Country Press, 1/22/15


    The more publicity attracted for The Eliminate Project, the more awareness and funds Kiwanis International will be able to raise for the women and babies the project protects. Need help publicizing The Eliminate Project and your club’s ...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (1/6/15-1/20/15) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    100K Clubs

    Russellville / Missouri-Arkansas district

    Model Clubs

    (Legacy Model Clubs are listed in bold.)

    Allentown / Pennsylvania district
    Alphen Aan Den Rijn  / Netherlands district
    Apeldoorn  / Netherlands district
    Audubon, Baton Rouge / La-Miss-W.Tn district
    Bridgetown / Missouri-Arkansas district
    Columbia Falls / Montana district
    Hugoton / Kansas district
    Lincoln Southeast / Nebraska-Iowa district
    Manchester / Kentucky-Tennessee district
    Paterno / Italy-San Marino district...

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  • Roses are red. Violets are blue.

    February marks the month when Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries. Children often create construction paper valentines with glue, glitter, lace—and love. On February 14, they lovingly present their works of art to their sweethearts—their moms. A special bond exists between a child and a mother, a bond The Eliminate Project seeks to protect. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day and honor those you love with a gift of love.

    You can also express your love by supporting Circle ...

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  • Help us save babies

    Please help us save babies. Change your Facebook cover photo to show your support of The Eliminate Project.

    To change your cover photo:

    1. Download the Save a Baby a Day graphic to your computer.

    2. Go to your Facebook profile.

    3. Click Add a Cover, or hover over your cover photo and click Change Cover.

    4. Upload the Save a Baby a Day graphic.

    5. Include the following, “It costs US1.80 to protect a baby from maternal and neonatal ...

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