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We’re less than US$40 million away from our goal

Oct 08, 2014
The Eliminate Project's goal is in sight

Through The Eliminate Project, the Kiwanis family will make a profound and historic impact. As of September 16, 2014, we have raised more than US$70.1 million in cash and pledges. Those efforts will help UNICEF implement immunization activities—and save or protect at least 38.9 million women and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

A recent US$7.2 million commitment from our partner at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF brought their total pledge to US$15 million and created more momentum toward our shared US$110 million goal.

Funds from The Eliminate Project continue to help UNICEF power massive immunization campaigns that protect women and babies across the globe. Earlier this year, approximately 1.5 million women of reproductive age were immunized in Haiti, and more than 554,000 additional women were protected from tetanus in Kenya. These are just two examples of the reach of UNICEF, Kiwanis and partners.

Millions of women and babies still need our support. Immunization activities planned in Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Niger, Nigeria and Kenya aim to immunize more than 7.4 million women of reproductive age during the next three months. The faster we receive your gifts, the faster those urgently needed funds can be put to use in the 24 countries where MNT is still a threat.

Now is the time to take action. Empower your club. Give today. Help the Kiwanis family put tetanus where it belongs: in medical history books.