Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
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Our club is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Below are the projects in which we are currently involved:                  

Observatory Park
The Kiwanis Club of Elgin, working with the City of Elgin and Elgin Housing Authority and Elgin Golden K's, dedicated Kiwanis Park on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  Located at National and Raymond Streets in Elgin, the new gazebo at the park was used to serve over 1000 lunches to area children this summer. 

Kiwanis One Day
Each year, the club participates in this national day of volunteering.  In 2011 and 2012, members worked at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Geneva IL.  In 2013, members helped the Aktion Club of Elgin with a technology recycling event.

Project Eliminate

The Kiwanis Club of Elgin is raising funds to support the  Kiwanis International effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.  Kiwanis International has joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.