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  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ideas

    Get ready for Trick or Treating with Unicef
    There are several ways to raise money for The Eliminate Project this Halloween besides going door-to-door to collect donations. Need ideas for a fundraising project your club can do? Try one from the list below—or come up with your own! For more recommendations, go to www.TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat.

    Host a Trunk-or-Treat
    Partner with Kiwanis family clubs from your district to host a Halloween tailgate. Find an appropriate parking lot with good lighting and determine activities. Decorate your rides with dangling spiders, cobwebs and other festive materials. Invite community members to visit each vehicle or booth for fun treats and concoctions in exchange for a donation to help save moms and babies. 

    Cast your vote
    Ask area farmers and pumpkin patch proprietors to donate pumpkins for a decorating event. Set aside time during a club meeting for each member to decorate one of the pumpkins. Ask if you can set up a display at the pumpkin patch or at a local library or business. For built-in crowds and publicity, partner with an apple orchard that hosts pumpkin patch activities. Have people vote for their favorite design by putting money in a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection box. The pumpkin with the most donations wins!

    Appeal to their tastes
    Sponsor a pumpkin pie bake-off. If you attract professional bakers, divide entries into two categories: one for the pros and one for amateurs. Charge US$1.80 for each small slice of pie. Include a whipped cream, ice cream and topping buffet for an additional fee.

    Create Frankenstein’s Laboratory
    Decorate a “mad lab” table during one of your club meetings or at a popular community location. Schedule white lab coat-clad volunteers to run the sale of ”concoctions.” Sell candy-filled test tubes and other such fiendish confections. Go to www.myrainbowdust.com for bulk test tubes and candy. Or visit www.orientaltrading.com for countless bulk Halloween candies and novelties.

    Host a “Twilight” Dance
    Charge US$5 admission and invite guests to come as their favorite blood-sucking characters. Party until “breaking dawn”—but not a minute after. Publicize and sell tickets in advance (with a cut-off deadline) to determine attendance and food needs.

    Send in Funds
    Once you’ve collected your donations, send a check or money order (payable to the Kiwanis International
    Foundation) and your completed gift form to: 
    The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
    Kiwanis International Foundation
    3636 Woodview Trace
    Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA
    ATTN: Trick-or-Treat

    Write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check so you can earn recognition for your club. Learn more at www.TheEliminateProject.org/SLPawards

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  • AC TEE Winner Announced

    Congratulations to Keely Grogan—the winner of our AC Tee Contest! Keely is an Aktion Club member from the Joliet Transitions Aktion Club in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. In fact, Keely is one of many members to send in a design for the official new Aktion Club T-shirt. Keely's winning design was introduced during the Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. More than 45 t-shirts were sold with Keely's design! Thanks to Keely and all Aktion Club members who entered the contest and showed their creativity. The new shirt is available now in the Aktion Club Store and will remain there for one full year! 

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