The Eliminate Project

The Eliminate Project is a joint initiative between UNICEF and the Kiwanis International Family to protect all mothers and their future children from tetanus. Circle K clubs have raised $349,051.53.


Set Up Your Own Fundraising Page for Eliminate

Raising $1.80 is easier than ever with this online fundraising tool. Build your own fundraising page, and promote your page online for your friends and family to contribute to the cause. A simple fundraising idea is to raise 1.80 on your birthday for every year you have been alive, or save as many lives as your month and date (9/30= a goal of saving 930 lives).

Set up your account here today, and get your club members to sign up as well!


Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs—including K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club International, Circle K International and Aktion Club—are vital to The Eliminate Project’s global campaign. The Kiwanis family will raise US$110 million to save or protect millions of women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus. The recognition items below honor Kiwanis-family programs and their members. You can learn more by checking out the Kiwanis-family recognition brochure or request your recognition by using the Kiwanis-family giving form.


Donation: Kiwanis club US$500+, SLP club US$500+

Lives saved/protected: 555+
Idea: Partner with your sponsoring Kiwanis club to raise US$1,000 in total and double your lifesaving impact.
What Kiwanis Clubs receive: Unity Award patch
What SLP clubs receive: US$500 + US$500 means the SLP club will be eligible for the 1K Club recognition (see below).
Note: Kiwanis club funds need to be credited to the SLP club to be eligible for this recognition.


Donation: US$625+
Lives saved/protected: 350+
Idea: Honor an advisor, administrator or special individual with this award.
What you receive: A medallion


Donation: US$1,000+
Lives saved/protected: 550+*
Idea: Plan a unique fundraiser to rally your club to raise US$1,000
What clubs receive: An annually themed 1K Club banner patch, special recognition at district conventions and recognition in The Eliminate Project communications


Donation per-member average: US$50 (Gold); US$25 (Silver); US$10 (Bronze)
Lives saved/protected: 27 (Gold); 12 (Silver); 5 (Bronze)*
Idea: Set a donation challenge for your club and go for the gold!
What SLPs receive: Certificate and Kiwanis-family banner patch corresponding with per-member average. Gold Clubs will be eligible for pins for each club member.


All Service Leadership Program donors remain eligible for Kiwanis International recognition, including theWalter Zeller Fellowship, Tablet of Honor and the George F. Hixson Fellowship. If you have any additional questions about gifts to The Eliminate Project, please contact the campaign office

About The Eliminate Project

From the Circle K International Website

With The Eliminate ProjectKiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000 newborn children every year. A significant number of women also die due to maternal tetanus. The effects of the disease are excruciating—tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, 129 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million—and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, together, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth.  In doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.

To stay up-to-date, sign up for The Eliminate Project’s e-mail newsletter and visit for more information.


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