Preferred Service Charities

The District Project: The Eliminate Project

The District Project for Circle K International this year is to eliminate neonatal tetanus. Kiwanis has joined with UNICEF to raise awareness and money to eliminate this disease from the Earth. With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. 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, more than 100 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 the US $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, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And 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. For more information, visit

http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx.

March of Dimes

Every day 1 in 8 babies born in the U.S. arrive too soon. Circle K members help by raising funds annually for March of Dimes programs to help prevent prematurity. The March of Dimes currently focuses on raising awareness of prematurity and reducing the rate of premature births. CKI members collect money to support the March of Dimes and participate in the annual March for Babies, which usually happens in late April.

Preferred Service Partners

Better World Books

Better World Books allows shoppers to buy used books online. For every book that is purchased, a book is donated to someone in need. This program promotes global literacy initiatives. Your club get also get money for donating books!

Students Teaming Up to Fight Hunger

STUFH, or Students Teaming Up to Fight Hunger, is a US non profit organization that aims to put food in the mouths of those who need it the most. They target college students for donations, working to build a sense of community and camaraderie.

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