what is eliminate?
With the Eliminate project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined together to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world. This deadly disease takes the lives of close to 49,000 innocent babies a year, along with a significant number of women. The effects of the disease are excruciating. These tiny newborns suffer painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. We can help end this suffering $1.80 at a time—the amount it costs to save one child's life. Make your contribution today!
what is unicef?
UNICEF, the only organization of the United Nations dedicated exclusively to children, works with other United Nations bodies, governments and non-governmental organizations to assist in children’s needs through community-based services in primary health care, basic education, and safe water and sanitation in more than 150 developing countries. UNICEF shares the Kiwanis family’s global commitment to children and has provided its extensive resources and leadership to assist in the Worldwide Service Project to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) from the globe.
how key club helps
Since 1994, Key Club has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. Created, inspired and powered by kids since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has empowered generations to make a lasting change in their global community. This year, all funds raised by Key Clubs through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF have gone to The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. So how do you help? That's easy, put on a costume and head out trick-or-treating!
Key Club's Progress
With everyone’s hard work we raised over 80 million dollars as an International Organization. This year our Minn-Dak District was ranked number 14 with an average of $280.20 raised per member! So far this year we have knocked MNT out of 6 countries including
- Papua New Guinea
With that being said, there are still 23 countries left to go. Time may be running out, but us Key Clubbers can do just about anything when we all work together. So let’s finish strong and show MNT what we're all made of! Also, don't forget to check out the international progress dashboard to see where MNT is and is not eliminated.
Show one of these ELIMINATE videos at your next club meeting!
http://www.keyclub.org/service/fund/osp/unicef.aspx (Article form the Key Club International Website)