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On February 27, 2018, club members can support IHOP® National Pancake Day by serving as ambassador encourage restaurant patrons to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Beginning in each January, watch for information from Kiwanis International about registering to volunteer on National Pancake Day.

Use these assets to promote volunteer opportunities with National Pancake Day.

  • Training video for members to understand what their role is on National Pancake Day
  • Two promotional videos (video 1, video 2) featuring the Kiwanis International president to use on social media
  • Ready to run articles for your club or district newsletter and a media release for the local media
  • Suggested scripts for talking to IHOP patrons
  • Host a club meeting at IHOP and advertise it with a flier (full page) or postcard (half page). Check with the IHOP manager first.
  • Social media squares to use on Facebook, Twitter, emails, newsletters and other communications to promote a club or individual's involvement National Pancake Day. (Click the image below to open it full size. Right click on the image to save it to your computer. Use the image in your communications.)
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What should we do leading up to National Pancake Day?

There are many things to do:

  • Build your pancake team. Recruit members of your club to fill the time slots.
  • Invite your SLP clubs to join your club and volunteer.
  • Move your club meeting to your local IHOP in February (of course, not on NPD). Enjoy the fellowship while eating pancakes and making a donation.
  • Place the printable and fillable fliers and postcards in local businesses. Not only does this help promote NPD but it can tell prospective members more about your club.

What should we do if our local IHOP isn't participating in the promotion?

Unfortunately, this happens because some IHOPs are owned by businesses that choose to participate in another fundraiser or nothing at all. Be sure the clubs are expanding their search on www.kiwanis.org/npd and see if another area IHOP is doing National Pancake Day. If not, be creative! Eat pancakes, make a donation to your local CMN hospital or contact your CMN hospital to see if you can help in another way.

What if we don’t have an IHOP?

Same as above. Be creative! Eat pancakes, make a donation to your local CMN hospital or contact your CMN hospital to see if you can help in another way.

What if we live outside the US and want to help?

National Pancake Day is represented throughout the United States and Canada, find your local hospital. Same as above. Be creative! Eat pancakes, make a donation to the cause by logging onto CMNhospitals.org & clicking Donate.