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Kiwanis praised during UNICEF Annual Meeting

May 18, 2016

Kiwanis International and Kiwanis International Foundation leaders joined donors, partners and friends of U.S. Fund for UNICEF in early May to celebrate another year of achievements on behalf of the world’s children.
 
Actress Téa Leoni, star of the television show Madam Secretary, was among the guests to raise their glasses in honor of Kiwanis’ work on The Eliminate Project. The special toast by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board of Directors thanked the entire Kiwanis family for raising the necessary funds to protect millions of moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
 
While the group celebrated the progress that has been made, they also remembered the mothers and babies in 20 countries who are still depending on Kiwanis. Right now, more than 10 countries have scheduled immunization campaigns in 2016, and more than 3 million women will receive immunizations this month alone. But it will happen only if we continue to fulfill pledges. UNICEF needs those funds soon to reach the women in those nations.
 
So keep going! We’re almost halfway there. As of April 23, 2016, the Kiwanis family has raised more than US$54 million in paid gifts.
 
Finish the fight. Fulfill your pledge.