WOSS’ Pumpkin Smash to Save Babies Nov 13, 2013

On Wednesday November 6th, 2013, White Oaks’ Key Club held a Pumpkin Smash to raise money for the Kiwanis International and UNICEF Eliminate Project. During periods 2, 3, and 4, students were able to be a part of the event at the front of the school to smash pumpkins. The price to smash a large pumpkin was $2 and a small pumpkin for $1.

“I think it’s a great way for us to raise money to go towards a good cause, the Eliminate Project, using Halloween pumpkins that people didn’t need anymore because they’re going to throw them out anyway. It’s also fun way for everyone to come out and help and many students came out to be a part of it.”, said a twelfth grade member of Key Club.

A tenth grader said, “It was a lot of fun! I got to smash some pumpkins and think it’s a great idea to raise money to save mothers and her newborns.”

UNICEF’s Eliminate Project seeks to save the lives of mothers and newborns worldwide by eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. According to UNICEF, tetanus kills more than 60 000 mothers and newborns yearly, due to inadequate immunization coverage, lack of safe-delivery services and improper post-partum care. The majority of these deaths occur in 40 countries situated in Africa, East Asia, and South Asia.

Key Club raised a fair amount of money and hopes to plan more events in the future to fundraise for this cause.

For more info, visit http://en.keyclub.ca/the-eliminate-project.html

By: Mariyam Naeem

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