Our Preferred Charities
Kiwanis International and UNICEF have teamed up to ELIMINATE maternal and neonatal tetanus. This disease’s symptoms are agonizing – people go through repeated, painful convulsions and cannot be touched or exposed to light in anyway. Lastly, they die a couple days later after the disease has taken over their bodies. To eliminate MNT, over 100 million mother and their babies must be immunized. This involves the use of vaccines, clean storage space, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and much more.
Pediatric Trauma Program
Pediatric Trauma remains the leading cause of death and injury among children ages 14 and under in the United States. The mission of our Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP) is to develop local projects which will reduce the number of children in our three-state District who are killed or injured by trauma, ensuring all children live happy, healthy and safe lives.
March of Dimes
Every day 1 in 8 babies born in the U.S. arrives too soon. Premature birth can happen to any pregnant woman, and no one knows why. It is a serious, common and costly problem. Key Club members are helping by raising thousands of dollars annually for the March of Dimes Youth Program to help prevent prematurity. Key Club International began working with the March of Dimes in the 1960s by holding dances, car washes and bakes sales to raise funds for medical research into birth defects. Key Clubbers around the world remember collecting dimes in hopes that someday children would be born free of birth defects. Today, Key Club members still collect change to support the March of Dimes.
Children's Miracle Network
The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization who fundraise money to benefit hospitalized kids. For over 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada they have raised $4.7 billion since 1983. The money directly goes to purchasing new equipment, training staff, conducting research to benefit the cause, directing programs and providing health care for children whose parents can’t afford to pay. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Oakland, California is our local hospital apart of this program.
Erika's Lighthouse is a nonprofit organization thats dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression. In 1,200 schools, there have been 316,000 teens that have been helped, and 1,390,000 teens that have been helped since 2004. They use their recourses to raise awareness, reduce stigma, promote good mental health, educate their students, and encourage finding help. They help advise their students to find help whether thats opening up to a friend, parent, teacher, or counselor.