The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, but was originally known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The March of Dimes Mission is “To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.”
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, was created after World War II to provide emergency aid to children in Europe and Asia. Today, UNICEF works in more than 150 countries and territories—supported entirely with voluntary contributions. Across the globe, wherever vulnerable children are struggling to survive, UNICEF is there with medicine, vaccines, clean water, and nutrition. Whatever vital help struggling children need, UNICEF will supply. Over the years, UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s mission through education, advocacy, and fundraising in the United States.
THE TOMORROW FUND
Tomorrow Fund grants can help you take action. How? Identify projects your club would like to tackle on your campus or in your community. Then, apply for grant funds to support those service projects.
Grants by the Circle K International Board from the Tomorrow Fund must conform to the policies of Circle K International. Tomorrow Fund grants are granted only to CKI clubs and/or districts. The review committee may award up to, but not more than, the amount of interest earned off of the endowment available at the convening of the committee.
Clubs may request funding assistance from US$200 to US$2,000. The committee typically funds those clubs asking for a portion of the total cost of the project, and clubs that are working with other organizations to fund and complete the project.
Better World Books’ mission is to help break the cycle of poverty through education and literacy…one book at a time. Better World Books (BWB) is a for-profit social enterprise that collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide. They offer great bargains on books–over 6 million used and new titles, with free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and just $3.97 worldwide. Get up to 90 percent off used books and up to 30 percent off new books. Plus, CKI members receive an extra 10 percent discount.
STUDENTS TEAM UP TO FIGHT HUNGER (STUFH)
Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH) is dedicated to linking food banks with local colleges and universities for two purposes: to collect food for those who need it most and to raise awareness of these needs upon the local student population. The main focus of STUFH comes at the end of a school year, when students move out of apartments and dorms. Rather than discarding unopened non-perishable foodstuffs into trash bins as they leave, STUFH supplies food bins for students to donate these unwanted items. Since the program began in 1999 at Cornell University, more than 1 million pounds of foodstuffs have been raised for food banks to feed the hungry. It is the mission of STUFH to increase this 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