CKI clubs serve children by aiding other organizations committed to serving children. Circle K Service Partners and Preferred Charities are organizations committed to serving children. While clubs are not required to work with them, they are encouraged to do so whenever their memberships can. Consider the opportunities to volunteer in a prenatal care unit or host a March for Babies walk for March of Dimes, raise money for the Six Cents Initiative for clean water and the Eliminate Project to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus from 34 countries by 2015 with UNICEF, start a book drive for used books on campus with Better World Books, or gather food and money donations for your local community area food bank with Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH) – or you could find a local organization dedicated to prematurity awareness, clean water, disease prevention, book drives, or food drives. Either way, Circle K members from all over the globe are volunteering for the same causes, together! For more information on the International Preferred Charities, visit this page on the International website.
Every day 1 in 8 babies born in the U.S. arrive too soon. Circle K members help by raising funds annually for March of Dimes programs to help prevent prematurity. The March of Dimes currently focuses on raising awareness of prematurity and reducing the rate of premature births. CKI members collect money to support the March of Dimes and participate in the annual March for Babies, which usually happens in late April.
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.
The Kiwanis family, in partnership with UNICEF, is working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the Earth. How? By raising US$110 million by 2015. Find out how you and your club can help save or protect millions of women and babies. Learn how to take part in fundraising and advocacy efforts. Keep up with the elimination of MNT and get inspiration from others. Visit www.TheEliminateProject.org for more information.
The U.S. Army is a 2013 Vision Partner of Kiwanis International.
Landscape Structures Inc., a 2013 Kiwanis Vision Partner, has been creating innovative playground equipment since 1971.
Vision Partner Nickelodeon inspires kids to take action and make a difference in the world.
CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PARTNERS
In addition to the International Preferred Charities, the entire Kiwanis Family of Indiana District is heavily involved with Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Ever since the hospital’s establishment in the 1920s, Kiwanis has been supporting it with donations, transportation, meals, lodging, tasks at home while families are caring for a sick child, and the specially developed patient activity carts to bed-ridden children. Riley Hospital features a Kiwanis Memorial Wall, Kiwanis elevators, and the Kiwanis Helicopter Pad and is open for tours to Kiwanis Family groups on weekdays. For more information on Riley, visit iuhealth.org/riley/.