Kiwanis International 100th Anniversary - 1915-2015

The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis International’s birthday gift to the world

Kiwanis International is poised to make history once again. And celebrate its 100th anniversary by helping save or protect more than 61 million lives. 

Through The Eliminate Project, we will raise US$110 million to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus—and ensure no mother faces the death of her baby simply because she didn’t have access to a safe birthing environment or three doses of the tetanus vaccine that cost only US$1.80.

Kiwanis-family members all around the world have been stepping up to the challenge of this historic goal. As of January 2, 2014, the Kiwanis family has raised nearly US$45 million toward our US$110 million goal. And in the past three years, 15 countries have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus, thanks to the work of UNICEF and partners. Yet the disease still remains a threat today to lives in 25 countries

We’re on the verge of turning a global effort into a worldwide achievement. Together, we can eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the Earth.

As we plan toward the campaign’s completion in 2015, now is the time to act. Here are a couple of things your club can do to help ensure we meet our goal: 
Raising funds for The Eliminate Project will help your club expand its presence in your community, strengthen your club’s fundraising efforts, and grow your membership. Most importantly, raising funds will save lives from a horrible death from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

This is our chance to change the world. Let’s raise US$110 million by the Kiwanis International 100th Anniversary in 2015—and deliver a priceless gift to families around the world. 

Will you and your club be a part of it? Find updates and tools at www.TheEliminateProject.org.

Mother and Child
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A mother kisses her smiling baby as they wait to be seen at the Kono Government Hospital in the town of Koidu, in Kono District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone.