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Eliminate Week: Are you ready?

Eliminate Week is right around the corner! It’s an especially fun and easy way to support The Eliminate Project before Mother’s Day. Focus on raising awareness and funds May 4–8—and do your part to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Use this Eliminate Week graphic on your school’s website or social media page to promote your club’s events.
 
The big week is almost here. Need ideas? Here are a few that your club can still do. Don’t forget to work with your school administration for any needed permission or cooperation.

  • Host a hat day. Ask students to donate US$1 to wear a hat during the school day. 
  • Collect spare change. Have members organize an effort to ask fellow students for donations during lunch—telling them that even spare change can help protect mothers and babies around the world.
  • Host a tournament. You can do anything from ping-pong to Wii bowling. Simply charge an entry fee and give away a prize, such as a donated gift card, to the winner. Then give all funds raised to The Eliminate Project.
  • Sell flowers. Contact a local florist and buy carnations to sell at school. Encourage students to buy them for friends, teachers and mothers—or even tie it into Teacher Appreciation Week. You can download tags to attach to the flower on page 6 of the Eliminate Week toolkit.
More ideas and resources can be found at www.buildersclub.org/eliminateweek. After your project is complete, fill out the online form for your 2015 Eliminate Week patch. Celebrate club members’ accomplishments!

Want to do more? Get out the cameras, and get creative! Encourage students to enter the Builders Club video contest. The winning entry will be featured in the August 2015 BC WIRE—and shared with Builders Clubs around the world. Submit entries by Friday, May 22, 2015. Learn more about the eligibility requirements online.