Info from Key Club International website: http://www.unicefusa.org/supporters/organizations/civil-society/partners/kiwanis/key-club
PROUD PARTICIPANTS 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 $6 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.
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 will support elimination of this swift, painful and highly preventable disease.
More than 100 million women of childbearing age need to be vaccinated to protect them and their future newborns. An average of $1.80 will provide 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.