• 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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  • WORLDWIDE REPORT DAY VII WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

    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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  • Did you know...

    Did you know…


    Globally, 35 countries have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus as well as five additional states in India? However, women, babies and families in 24 countries still need the Kiwanis family’s support. What we do in the coming months will impact families in the countries where this deadly disease is still a threat. Be part of the final push to raise US$110 million—and save the lives of millions of mothers and babies.

    We have more to report! Join ...

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  • Pacific Northwest - Making a lifesaving difference

    Every child deserves a healthy start to life, regardless of where they are born. The Eliminate Project will help guarantee that ALL children will be safe from the threat of neonatal tetanus. US$1.80 may not mean much to many, but to a mother and child it can be the difference between life and death. The entire PNW family is proud to be working together to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world.

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  • Cal-Nev-Ha district - Ambitious goal to end 2014

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

    We are making a difference in the world, protecting the connection between mothers and babies, saving millions of lives and we can actually see the results. We are giving a tremendous gift to the world!

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    I have heard, witnessed and inducted men and women into membership with Kiwanis because of their participation in our worldwide ...

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  • Rocky Mountain district - Excited to save lives and meet our goal

    "Our recent Division 4 fundraiser encompassed all of the elements that keep me excited and motivated to fight on for the next eight months and complete this project:

    • Community involvement: our district partnered with a local Applebee’s restaurant for a very successful flapjack breakfast fundraiser;
    • Kiwanis family: six Kiwanis clubs and three high schools were represented and several key clubbers and Kiwanis members stood side-by-side serving and cleaning;
    • Saving lives: we saved or protected more than 1,300 ...

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  • Montana - World changer

    We are in the “change the world” business, and this is our great opportunity. For just US$1.80, we can protect a woman and her future babies. How can we not rise to that opportunity?


    Many people outside Kiwanis want to participate in a world changer. We can give them that opportunity. We just need to reach out and ask them to give. This is a badge we can wear for the rest of our lives—I helped eliminate MNT from the ...

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  • Utah-Idaho districts - Attracting new members

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

    The most exciting part of this campaign home stretch is to have some new incentives in which clubs may want to participate. I think the urgency of seeing the end will energize clubs too.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    Some clubs report attracting new members and keeping their current members because of The Eliminate Project.

    How do you plan to ...

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  • Minnesota Dakota district - Serving beyond our community

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

    The exciting thing about the final push is the 20 percent match for new Model Clubs. That effort should pay off with big gains in Model Clubs here in the US. I look forward to offering the “Save a baby a day” materials to clubs and members. It could help many in continuing their involvement in The Eliminate Project.

    How has involvement in The ...

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  • Southwest district - Committed to community service

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

    Multi-Division Coordinator Frank Mills—“I am excited about the opportunity all of us have had to witness eradication of a dread disease and the collaborative effort with UNICEF.”

    Division Coordinator Burney Starks—“The same thing that has excited me about Kiwanis from the beginning: The commitment we have to community service—especially to our children.”

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    Mills—“By providing a ...

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  • Did you know...

    Did you know…

    As of October 26, 2014, The Eliminate Project has raised more than US$71.7 million, which will help save or protect more than 39.8 million women and their future babies from MNT. Thank you to all who have contributed to this Global Campaign for Children. Together, the Kiwanis family will make a measurable and lasting impact on the world.

    More updates will be posted live at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Illinois-Eastern Iowa district - Campaign strengthens and enhances membership

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

    To see that we have reached and surpassed the midpoint in our fundraising efforts is very exciting. Instead of going “uphill,” we’re now going “downhill.” We’ve proven to the world that we are serious in our efforts to eliminate MNT. Those that have been on the fence will now be motivated to “come on board.”

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?...

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  • Missouri-Arkansas district - Making strides to eliminate MNT

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

    What excites me most is the momentum that has been building for the past several months and the realization that the end is near. We are going to eliminate MNT!

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    I see new younger members in Kiwanis that are enthused and involved in the campaign. They are the future of Kiwanis and their involvement in ...

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  • Texas-Oklahoma district - Building leaders and saving lives

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

    I am most excited about the Model Club pledge. There seemed to be a lot of interest from the Lieutenant Governors, which will expand our MNT team throughout the District.

    How has involvement in The Eliminate Project strengthened membership?
    The Eliminate Project has strengthened membership by identifying leaders who might not have come forward in any other capacity. "

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