• Turning a global effort into a worldwide achievement

    Earlier this year, we rejoiced as the World Health Organization announced that newborns and mothers in Madagascar were free from tetanus. We also celebrated the news that 15 percent fewer babies are dying from neonatal tetanus worldwide. According to a new report by the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group approximately 25 fewer babies die each day.

    2015 will bring more reasons to celebrate thanks to Kiwanis, UNICEF and its partners’ support. Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania and the Philippines will conduct ...

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  • Sharing passion to eliminate MNT

    Kiwanis family members around the world have embraced The Eliminate Project. They are sharing their passion. They are doing service. They are raising funds. They are helping to reach our fundraising goal–and saving or protecting more than 61 million women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Here are just a few examples of the numerous ways the Kiwanis family has engaged in fundraising and service for The Eliminate Project during the past year. Use these as a ...

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  • Witnessing progress around the world

    This past year brought memorable opportunities for several Kiwanis donors to witness UNICEF-led immunization efforts firsthand. Kiwanians visited Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) this past November. Before that, groups traveled to Indonesia in September, Haiti in April and Kenya in March.

    During these trips, Kiwanis members met local medical workers, visited clinics and schools, and observed health services, including tetanus vaccination campaigns. Through the experiences participants gained a better understanding of the progress being made.

    To date, 35 countries...

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  • A year in review

    Happy holidays from The Eliminate Project. As you prepare for a new year, we want to thank you for making 2014 extraordinary. In the last year, total funds raised for The Eliminate Project increased by US$28.5 million. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we will help save or protect more than 15.8 million women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). 

    The Kiwanis family is on the verge of making history. As of December 16, 2014, ...

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  • Club spotlight: Dreaming of a better world through The Eliminate Project

    The Kiwanis Club of Juppiter Reggio Calabria recently committed to become a 100K Club, the first in the Italy-San Marino District. Thanks to the support of the Junior Juppiter Reggio Calabria club, the members will help save or protect more than 55,555 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    Here is what the Juppiter Reggio Calabria club president, Francesco Garaffa, had to share about the exciting new commitment.

    Why are club members motivated to protect moms ...

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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 will host annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa
    NOLA, 11/28/2014

    Kiwanians doing their part to stop a killer
    The Emporia Gazette, 12/1/2014

    Ohio District Governor addresses Kiwanis

    Sidney Daily News, 12/4/2014

    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 ...

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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.

    • Step ...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (11/25/14-12/9/14) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Model Clubs 

    Bethesda / Capital district
    Clarksburg / West Virginia district
    Collinsville Sunrise / Illinois-Eastern Iowa district
    Columbus Noon / Nebraska-Iowa district
    Corsicana / Texas Oklahoma district
    East Greenbush / New York district
    Easton / Pennsylvania district
    Greater South Cobb / Georgia district
    Kagoshima / Japan district
    Kewanee / Illinois-Eastern Iowa district
    Las Mercedes / Andean and Central America district
    Manitou Springs / Rocky ...

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  • Circle K International’s goal for 2014-2015: Saving or protecting four lives

    By Circle K International President, Kathy Le

    Think about your role model. Who inspires you to continually serve on your campus or within your community? For many of you, this individual is your mother. For your mother, you are the inspiration for all of the hard work that she does to provide you with a life full of love and opportunity.

    Imagine if you had the care of your mother taken away from you. For families affected by maternal and ...

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  • Seeing The Eliminate Project at work in Laos

    On Tuesday, our group met with Deputy Governor Sayasit and received a tour of the province's new hospital. Sayasit then joined us for a journey up the Ou River via "slow boats" to a health center where we saw young mothers receive their second round of vaccinations.

    Through an interpreter, the deputy governor described how every level of the government from the district down to local villages has worked hard to implement the MNT elimination program, supported by UNICEF and ...

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  • Thank you to our newest donors

    Thank you to our newest donors (10/30/14-11/24/14) who will help save lives and eliminate MNT forever. 

    Lead Gift

    Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng

    Upton Foundation

    Major Gift

    Edna and Brundage Foundation

    Roger & Susan Jespersen

    Wilbur & Lucy Sensing

    100k Clubs

    Lancaster / Pennsylvania district

    Model Clubs 

    Bay Village / Ohio district
    Bordeaux Medoc / France-Monaco district
    Chieti-Pescara / Italy-San Marino district
    Columbia Golden K / Missouri-Arkansas district
    Downtown, Madison / Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district
    Emporia / Kansas district
    Far East ...

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  • An easy fundraising idea with big potential

    Celebrate Kiwanis International’s 100th anniversary and support The Eliminate Project by hosting a charity ball. With lots of glamour and maybe even a few local celebrities, your evening dinner and dancing event can help raise money for The Eliminate Project while giving people a good excuse to get dressed up!

    Charity ball

    Best for: Kiwanis clubs

    Timeline: Roughly 6 months for preparation; 10–12 hours on day of event

    How it works: Drum up donations with dining and dancing when you ...

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  • Make the holidays a magical time for families around the world.

    Looking for fun ideas to celebrate the holidays and wintertime? Spread cheer and inspire generosity for The Eliminate Project.

    1. Craft something. Provide a fun, interactive workshop such as ornament making for children, wreath-making or baking for adults. Ask local businesses to donate supplies.

    2. Deck the halls—or windows. Offer to decorate the windows of local businesses for the holidays and ask for a gift to The Eliminate Project in exchange.

    3. Honor loved ones. Honor a ...

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  • Send in your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds

    Halloween festivities may be over, but now it is your turn to do something great with those Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF donations. Transform those funds into something even sweeter than Halloween treats: a way to protect women and their future babies.

    There are two easy ways to send in your donations once they are collected:

    1. By credit card: Call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 411

    2. By check: send a check or money order (made payable to the Kiwanis International Foundation) ...

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  • Achieve fundraising success one dollar at a time

    By Maggie Duran

    "Even the greatest waterfall starts with a single drop of water." This Bantu expression from South Africa is the basis of One Dollar for Life (ODFL), which empowers teens through philanthropy. ODFL is partnering with The Eliminate Project to protect babies from MNT. That’s a big deal. Here’s why.

    One of the most amazing things about ODFL is that it’s all set up and ready to go. You can find every resource you need for a successful ...

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  • What to share this month.

    As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Revamp campaign presentations and communications with refreshed images. Photos of mothers and babies, recent site visits and more are now available to share with members of your club, division, district and community.

    Never underestimate the power of a compelling image. Download and share these new photos to inspire others and communicate the impact of our global campaign.

    Photos are available to download in high and low resolution and ...

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  • Worldwide progress update

    The Eliminate Project campaign team rallied together on November 12, 2014, for our seventh Worldwide Report Day—celebrating district and worldwide achievements and the Kiwanis family’s commitment to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    “We’re on the verge of turning a global effort into a worldwide achievement,” says Campaign Chairman Randy DeLay.

     “Today’s calls reminded me of how far we have come in our mission to eliminate this deadly disease and keep families whole.”

    Steve Hughes from ...

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  • Giving thanks

    With the holidays approaching, we’re reflecting on all that we are thankful for here at The Eliminate Project. When you give to The Eliminate Project, you’re providing funds to save or protect women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    To date, the Kiwanis family and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have raised more than US$72 million in cash and pledges for The Eliminate Project, which will save or protect the lives of more than 40 million women and babies ...

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  • Preparing for Lao PDR

    From November 23-28, 2014, a delegation from Kiwanis International and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will travel to Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). During the trip the group will meet local volunteers and medical experts, visit schools and observe health services, including UNICEF-led vaccination campaigns.

    In December 2013, the World Health Organization announced that Lao PDR successfully eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), sparing more mothers the fear of losing their future newborns to the deadly disease.

    Lao ...

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  • Flapjack breakfast for The Eliminate Project

    By James R. Smith, Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club

    On October 4, 2014, six Kiwanis clubs of the Pikes Peak region in the Rocky Mountain District held a successful fundraising flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s restaurant. The clubs in Division 4 raised US$2,500 for The Eliminate Project, which will help save or protect more than 1,300 women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    What made this project a success was that one of the Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club ...

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  • Lakewood Kiwanis Club gives purpose to Scarecrows

    By DeDe MacNamee, Gold Lakewood Kiwanis Club, Ohio District

    The Lakewood Kiwanis Club knew it would take the whole community if it was going to be successful in its efforts for The Eliminate Project. So, they asked Uptown Lakewood, a merchants association, to join them in organizing a scarecrow festival along Madison Avenue, a main street in town. People rallied to get their creativity on. There were 83 entries from businesses, community organizations, schools and individuals.

    We contacted our local ...

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  • 15 hours of inspiration, motivation and dedication from the Kiwanis family

    by Jeffrey Wolff, campaign vice-chairman Service Leadership Programs

    In 15 hours of phone calls with Service Leadership Program (SLP) leaders, we heard about exciting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF results with even more clubs participating, enthusiasm for the new personal fundraising pages and success stories from clubs. Be it upcoming fall rallies, bake sales, dances, walks or T-shirt giveaways, all were inspired by the entire Kiwanis family coming together to rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    SLP district administrators, ...

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    On November 12, 2014, The Eliminate Project campaign team rallied together for the seventh Worldwide Report Day—celebrating district and worldwide achievements and the Kiwanis family’s commitment to save women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).

    Our efforts through The Eliminate Project are making a big difference. The number of babies dying from neonatal tetanus dropped more than 15 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to a new report by the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. Approximately 9,000 ...

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  • Australia district - Goal in sight

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    With more than US$71 million raised, we can all see that our original goal is now achievable, and Kiwanis members are world changers.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    The Eliminate Project has given Kiwanis an international cause and the promotion that comes with the cause. At club levels the local, district and international message about what we do holds true ...

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  • New Zealand district - Clubs excited to save lives

    "Our clubs are excited by the thought of all the lives saved by every donor. Though our district has seen a decrease in membership, we are looking forward to lots of activity. With more club commitments and Zellers, we’ll reach our goal.

    What excites you the most about The Eliminate Project and the home stretch of the campaign?

    Two things excite me: First, the lives saved by every donor, and second that soon I will be able to devote all ...

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