Service is the heart of CKI. Collectively, CKI members perform more than 1 million hours of service on their campuses and in their communities every year. Without service, CKI would be just another campus activity. Through service, college students are making the world a better place.
District Service Initiatives
The Eliminate Project
T-O CKI has selected The Eliminate Project as our district project for the 2017-2018 school year, Although we have participated in The Eliminate Project in the past, we're now in our fundraising phase to fulfill the Kiwanis-family's pledge of raising $110.
The Eliminate Project is a joint collaboration between Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) worldwide. This disease kills one baby every nine minutes. By targeting this disease, Kiwanis will not only save live, but also pave the way for other medical interventions that will boost maternal health and child survival among the poorest, most under-served women and children in the world.
The Paws-In Project is a T-O CKI initiative that encourages each chapter to establish a lasting partnership with a local animal adoption agency or shelter. Through the creation and implementation of various projects with the shelter, members will be able to advertise this as one of the clubs' many signature projects. Potential members will come to volunteer with the animals, learn about our organization along the way, and then decide to #ChooseCKI!
International Service Partners
March of Dimes
March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the organization's mission has expanded in the years since to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
The United Nations Children's Fund, more commonly known as UNICEF, works in more than 190 countries and territories to improve the lives of children; helping children meet their basic needs and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential. Across the globe, wherever vulnerable children are struggling to survive, UNICEF is there with medicine, vaccines, clean water, nutrition, and educational opportunities.
Better World Books
Better World Books is an online re-seller of used books. Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, a book is donated to someone in need. Operating as a social enterprise, Better World Books rewards nonprofit partners for books collected through book drives.
STUFH (Students Team Up to Fight Hunger) is a U.S. national non-profit organization. Their purpose is to put food in the mouths of those who need it most. The mission of STUFH is to increase the gathering of food at college campuses throughout the country, which will link the hearts and souls of college students with their less-fortunate, hungry neighbors
St. Baldrick's Foundation
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to finding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.
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.
The Tomorrow Fund
The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis Children's Fund. This fund utilizes the earned interest to awards reimbursement grants to CKI clubs, divisions, and districts for service projects. The fund is established through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, and donations from Carthage-Pullman Society memberships, and the donations from Sapphire Circle honorees.
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