Drum roll, please! Ladies and gentlemen, costumed creatures near and far: We’re pleased to announce that the members of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs—including K-Kids—have raised more than US$3.7 million to save or protect more than 2.1 million women and their futures babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Remember that every life saving penny counts, so please turn in any donated funds using the Kiwanis family gift form. We extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every member for contributing to this effort.
How is your club celebrating Mother’s Day this year?
Mother’s Day dates back to the 1800s. This holiday celebrates mothers and motherhood. As part of the UNICEF and Kiwanis partnership with The Eliminate Project, K-Kids clubs are once again challenged to participate in Eliminate Week—held the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 4-8, 2015—and help protect the connection between mother and child.
It only takes US$1.80 to vaccinate a woman and protect her future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. With tips from the step-by-step guides, clubs can implement their own advocacy and fundraising activities to help Kiwanis reach the ultimate goal of US$110 million to immunize 61 million mothers and their future babies. How can you be a part of it?
Eliminate Week for K-Kids clubs focuses on identifying a project that inspires your club members to get involved in The Eliminate Project. So, whether you engage a local restaurant to host a “Dining for Donations,” organize “Jeans or Pyjama Days,” or have members create flower pots to exchange for donations, your club can make a difference. Put the fun into fundraising. What are you waiting for?
Begin the steps now to make this happen in your school and community. With every K-Kids club participating, we are sure to reach our fundraising goals. For even more success, your sponsoring Kiwanis club get involved, and double your lifesaving impact and earn the Unity Award.
Thank you again for making a difference. Together we will eliminate a dreadful disease from the face of the earth!
If you have questions or need more information, contact Campaign@TheEliminateProject.org.