How to work with March of Dimes

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Thank you for making a difference for babies!

Why does the Kiwanis partnership with the March of Dimes matter? Because we all know babies and families affected by premature birth, birth defects and infant death. Our babies deserve better! With participation from the entire Kiwanis International family of clubs, we can help more babies begin healthy lives.

Since the 1940s, Kiwanis International has worked hard to make a difference for babies everywhere! Today, Kiwanis members like you continue that culture of service to support the March of Dimes all year long by hosting service projects, raising funds and educating your community about the crisis of preterm birth.

Are you ready to help?

Key Club
As a member of Key Club, here is your exclusive March of Dimes service project toolkit to make a difference. In it you will find tools and ideas for success. We are here to help you and your Club, help babies and make an impact!
March for Babies
A great way to support March of Dimes is by participating in its largest annual fundraiser, March for Babies. Sign-up at and if you don't see your team listed, you can start a new team at—make sure you include Kiwanis in your team name! And contact your local office to volunteer yourself or your club!
November is Prematurity Awareness Month
November is when the March of Dimes focuses everyone's attention on the impact premature birth has on babies and families. Throughout the month of November and on World Prematurity Day, November 17, Kiwanis International supports the March of Dimes by raising public awareness of the seriousness of  premature babies by wearing purple to your November meeting, joining in local March of Dimes awareness events, hosting a guest speaker at your club to share their prematurity story.

About March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death in the United States. Worldwide, more than 1 million children die each year due to complications of premature birth. Babies who survive an early birth often face lifetime health challenges, such as vision and breathing problems, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

Since our beginning, volunteers have led the March of Dimes. Generations of Kiwanians serving as volunteer leaders for the March of Dimes bring experience and passion to help moms and babies in their communities and across the nation. Join Kiwanis and the March of Dimes today in the fight for stronger, healthier babies.