Celebrate Builders Club Eliminate Week!
Work together with other Builders Club members to raise funds and awareness for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis Eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. Plan a fun week of “spirit days” and sell carnations and snacks at school in a cart or wagon. Host your week in May—ideally, the week leading up to Mother’s Day. (In 2013, that’s May 6–10.) Use this guide to plan your week, and go for the goal. Help save and protect moms and babies around the world!
Download the tool kit here.
Follow these steps to get your Builders Club Eliminate Week off to a great start.
1. Get things started. When:
Talk to your school advisor or principal and get approval to host an “Eliminate Week.” Your week will include spirit days, special events and a fundraising wagon. Questions:
Is it OK to sell food and drinks? What about flowers?
When would be the right time to sell snacks and flowers?
Are there any food items we can’t sell?
What’s the school’s policy about fundraisers, dress-up days, spirit weeks?
Would the school host an assembly to kick off Eliminate Week?
2. Plan your week.
- Decide on spirit days for the week.
- Plan your budget.
- Decide how to price products to make a profit.
- Plan the menu for your wagon or cart.
- Ask for donations.
- Shop for snacks, drinks and flowers.
- Gather supplies.
- Make and download posters.
- Create tags for carnations.
Who can you ask for donations?
Who is the best person to do the asking?
Who should do the shopping?
What is the best time to sell snacks at school?
Where will you keep the wagon or cart when you’re not selling snacks during Eliminate Week?
3. Set up your cart.
When: Early May
- Decorate your cart.
- Stock your cart with supplies.
- Keep extra money to make change.
Who in the club will “work” the cart?
Who will restock the cart for the next day?
Who will count the money?
Where will the club keep the money it raises?
How will you keep drinks cool and flowers fresh?
4. Educate your audience.
When: The Friday before Eliminate Week
- Hang posters.
- Promote spirit day themes.
- Show The Eliminate Project video at an assembly, in classrooms or on the school website.
How can we reach every student with our message?
5. Send in your donation.
When: By the end of May
- Gather all funds.
- Deposit funds in the bank.
- Write check to The Eliminate Project (write your club name and number on the check).
- Mail check to:
The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
Kiwanis International Foundation
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
Give securely online at
Ideas and checklists
Use these ideas and checklists to plan your club’s Eliminate Week.
For the cart
Wagon or cart
$10 or more for snacks
Money box and change
Letters to ask for donations
Come up with your own spirit day ideas or choose from these.
- 80s day
- Twin day
- Hat day
- Pajama day
- Backwards day
- High school or college day
- Disney day
- Superhero day
- Teacher look-alike day
- Hawaiian day
- “What I want to be” day
- Tie-dye day
How about this idea? Have everyone wear blue on Friday to support The Eliminate Project. Encourage club members to ask local businesses for pledges for every student who wears blue to school.
How it started
Six years ago, a high-school senior started a project similar to Eliminate Week. She sold snacks and drinks in a little red wagon to raise money for a local hospital. Starting with only $10 worth of snacks, the student and her classmates earned more than $1,100 by the end of the week.
Download the tool kit here.