The St. Baldrick’s Foundation works to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, as well as funds to find new treatment options for patients. To date, St. Baldrick’s has funded over $232 million in grants, funding more childhood cancer research than any organization aside from the US government. Check out https://www.stbaldricks.org/ for more information.
March of Dimes
CKI members help raise funds for the March of Dimes. March of Dimes is a program to raise awareness and reduce the rate of premature childbirths, which currently affect one in eight babies born in the United States. Check out www.MarchOfDimes.com for more information.
UNICEF works to improve the lives of children in more than 190 countries around the world by providing medicine, access to clean water and nutritional food, and education. Kiwanis is currently working with UNICEF to complete the Eliminate Project, which has a goal of raising $110 million by 2015 to protect women and children from maternal and neonatal tetanus. More information on Eliminate is available at www.theEliminateProject.org.
Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH)
STUFH is a national non-profit organization aiming to feed people in need by collecting food at college campuses nationwide. STUFH also aims to build a sense of camaraderie and community through cooperation and aid. See www.stufh.org for more information.
Better World Books
Better world books is an online bookstore. For every book sold through the website, another book is donated to people in need. Clubs can earn money by organizing book drives for Better World Books. Go to www.BetterWorldBooks.com for more information.
Up With People
Up with People is a global organization focused on bringing the world together through service and music. The 100-member student cast participates in meaningful service projects and completes a one-week community visit with a professionally produced musical group. More information on Up with People is available at www.upwithpeople.org/.
Landscape Structures Inc., a 2013 Kiwanis Vision Partner, has been creating innovative playground equipment since 1971. Go to https://www.playlsi.com/ for more information.
Vision Partner Nickelodeon inspires kids to take action and make a difference in the world. This television network educates children while also entertaining them – a term they refer to as “edutainment.” More information can be found at www.nick.com/.
The U.S. Army is a 2013 Vision Partner of Kiwanis International. More information on the U.S. Army can be found at www.goarmy.com/.