Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what's right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.
Key Club has been a proud participant of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF since 1994.
By collecting donations for UNICEF through the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program over the years, Key Club has raised more than $7 million to support:
- Iodine deficiency programs worldwide
- HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya and Swaziland
- Teen centers in Uruguay providing adolescents with job skills, education, family counseling and other social services.
This year Key Club Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds will support The Eliminate Project, which will provide resources and advocacy to support elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus with UNICEF and partners.
The Issue - Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus
Maternal and neonatal tetanus is a terrible tragedy.
In countries where people lack healthcare education and services, a baby can be infected with tetanus during birth and can die within days. That short lifetime is agonizing—a heartbreaking struggle to breathe and to cope and marked by convulsions triggered by the slightest sound or contact. But this disease is easily preventable.
The Eliminate Project
The Eliminate Project supports elimination of this swift, painful and highly preventable disease.
Women of childbearing age need to be vaccinated to protect them and their future newborns. The Eliminate Project protects and provides women with 3 doses of vaccine, syringes, safe transport and storage, education of communities, training of health workers and more.
This global campaign will protect the lives of millions of mothers and their future newborns.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Resources
Every K-Kids, Builders Club, and Key Club that participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF during last year’s campaign will receive a fundraising kit with collection boxes to help you conduct a successful campaign.
If you need additional boxes or did not participate last year but wish to do so this year, please call 1-800 KIWANIS (U.S. & Canada), +1-317-217-6213 (worldwide) or email childrensfund@TheEliminateProject.org with questions.
You can also use the resources here to get your fundraiser started.
For more information and additional resources visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/TrickorTreat.
How to Make a Donation
Please make your check or money order payable to the Kiwanis Children's Fund and send with a completed gift form to:
Kiwanis Children's Fund
P.O. Box 6457 - Dept #286
Indianapolis, IN 46206 USA