• Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (6/15/15-6/30/15) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever.

    Major Gift

    Chia Sing Hwang and Chit-Looi Phang
    Chien-Kung Yang
    Chun-Kuai Liu
    Kuei-Sheng Chuang
    Patrick & Waneen Stout
    Pin-Ching Hsieh
    Su-Chen Tsai

    Model Clubs

    Benicia / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Campbell / Cal-Nev-Ha district
    Monrovia / Cal-Nev-Ha district

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

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  • Join the fight to eliminate MNT


    Earlier this year, a delegation from Kiwanis and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF traveled to Cambodia to observe UNICEF related activities. During the trip, they had the opportunity to speak with Ya Tharin, a village health volunteer, about witnessing tetanus in his rural village.

    Share this video with family and friends and invite them to join the fight to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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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:

    Kiwanis invites Indy to 100th birthday party
    Indianapolis Star, 6/22/2015

    Hartsdale Kiwanis Club Celebrates Its 59th Year
    Greenburgh Daily Voice, 6/17/2015

    Westfield Kiwanis Club recognizes longtime member with international honor
    Massachusetts Local News, 6/13/2015

    Kids doing good work with Kiwanis clubs
    The Herald, 6/8/2015

    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 project protects. Need help publicizing The Eliminate Project and your club’s fundraising and service activities to your local media? This public relations toolkit will provide everything you need....

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  • Are you up for a challenge?


    Kiwanis International President John Button knows no one responds better to a challenge to help others than Kiwanians. Watch his challenge for you!

    Every 11 minutes, neonatal tetanus claims the life of a baby. You can help prevent those deaths—and that pain. Just US$1.80 protects a woman and her future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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  • Make lunchtime a lifesaving event

    Who doesn’t love pancakes? Especially when you can eat them and support The Eliminate Project.

    On Thursday, June 25, join us for a free pancake lunch Kiwanians will flip thousands of pancakes on Monument Circle from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations are encouraged and will benefit The Eliminate Project.

    If you aren’t attending convention you can still help protect women and babies on The Eliminate Project website or by texting elimin8 to 51055.

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  • Reflections on Namibia

    By Jimmy McCorlew, Georgia District Governor

    Photo taken in front of the United Nations House in Windhoek, Namibia which houses UNICEF. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. Pictured above top left to right: Dr. Bill Harrigan, Dr. Kellye Smith , Dr. Kris Bowers, Brian Bowers, Caitlin Johns and Jimmy McCorlew. Below left: Jodi Patkin and Ann Putnam Marks.

    I recently returned from a field visit in Namibia, Africa. We arrived in Windhoek on Sunday, May 24, and departed for a more rural area in the northern part of the country the following morning. This is where our trip began.

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) was eliminated in Namibia in 2001. Our field visit focused on sustainability and how the country ...

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  • Kiwanis roots run deep for this Midwestern farmer

    Iowa is solidly Midwest. It’s agriculture, crops, livestock and chores. It’s families, strong communities and active schools. It’s neighbors helping neighbors and being neighborly. It’s crossing fences and tearing down walls.

    Midwestern roots and a farming career gave Jim Dane of Iowa City, Iowa, a serious perspective on tetanus.

    “We are exposed to the time-worn admonition from very early in our lives: You need your tetanus shot, because you never know when you might step on a rusty nail, clip an old worn fence, or expose a cut in your hand to soil,” says Jim. “We are used to dirt. And that soil can easily carry the tetanus bacteria. So our parents, our relatives and even our neighbors ask, ‘Have ...

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  • What to share this month.

    Today, an estimated 134 babies will die from a preventable disease. The Kiwanis family has the power to save their lives. Hear what motivates Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button to protect those babies and his special challenge for you. Then share his heartfelt video message with club members, family and friends and ask them to take the challenge.

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  • Namibia’s passport to health

    By Kris Bowers, Indiana District

    May 26, 2015

    It’s Africa Vaccination Month, and the priority Namibia places on routine immunization is evident. Mothers walk with their children for miles to Engela District Hospital and stand in line in the hot sun for hours to make sure their children receive vaccinations. The line looks impossibly long but we learn, through a translator, that the nursing staff will stay until every mother and child has been served. It’s already mid-morning with hours of work still ahead.

    The immunization wing is a tin-roofed open-air area with three wooden tables and one chair. The visible medical equipment includes syringes, vaccine vials, coolers to keep the vaccine at the correct temperature and a single baby ...

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  • Make fundraising fun with this activity

    Are you a regular Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew? Put your skills to work with this fundraising idea. A scavenger hunt is great for Kiwanis-family members of all ages. Below are tips to help you implement this activity in your community.

    Best for: All Kiwanis-family clubs

    Timeline: 12 weeks for preparation; 6-8 hours on day of event

    How it works: Plan a scavenger hunt where teams race to solve a series of clues or collect a list of items to win the grand prize.

    To-do list:
    • Choose a date and general area for the hunt
    • Set an entry fee
    • Get a sponsor to donate prizes
    • Pick a start and end point
    • Plan the path and create written and photo clues ...

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