October is right around the corner, and the fun is just about to begin.
Is your club ready to join Kiwanis-family clubs around the globe for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2015? The donations collected by your Builders Club will help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the Earth.
Hopefully by now, your club has selected this year's project for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, and you're ready to turn your plan into action.
Here are four simple steps to plan your project.
- Set a goal. After you determine your project, estimate what you'll raise and then subtract your expenses. This is your fundraising goal. Motivate club members by sharing the number of lives they'll save. If you can save or protect 555 lives, you will be eligible for the 1K patch.
- Get your supplies. Do you have everything you need to host your fundraiser? Consider asking for donations from local businesses or even large chain stores. If you still need boxes, you can order them from the Kiwanis store.
- Promote your event. Print out Trick-or-Treat labels or make your own displays, letting everyone know about the upcoming event and how they can donate. Share the information with your sponsoring Kiwanis club. You can even ask them to match the funds you raised and your Kiwanis Club will be recognized with the Unity Award—a great honor!
- Submit your donations and be recognized. Send your donations to the Kiwanis International Foundation along with the Kiwanis-family giving form. If your club submits US$250 in donations for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF by Dec. 31, 2015, your club will earn a banner patch. Learn about other recognition opportunities at TheEliminateProject.org/slprecognition. You can do it!
Thank you for committing to help eliminate MNT. Visit TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat
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