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The Eliminate Project: A Kiwanis-family effort

Nov 30, 2018

Every fall, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF reminds us that The Eliminate Project is a family effort. Since day one, members of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs— who range in age from K-Kids to adults with disabilities in Aktion Club — have supported The Eliminate Project. 

In fact, SLP clubs and members have raised US$6,607,718.74 in paid donations by hosting creative fundraisers, participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and educating communities about maternal and neonatal tetanus. In the 2017-18 Kiwanis year alone, Kiwanis family members of all ages and abilities helped raise $377,452 through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Key Club International has been a particularly strong part of the program. From 2012 to 2015, Key Club clubs and members raised US$2,823,665.16 through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and other fundraisers. Then these high school members of the Kiwanis family stepped up again in 2015 — with a US$3 million pledge. Altogether, Key Club has raised $5,279,983.12 in paid donations to date.

SLP members have made an incredible impact in our efforts to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, helping save and protect lives around the world.

*All numbers as of September 30, 2018.