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Major Emphasis Projects - MEPs

Key Club International partners with three organizations each year to help serve the children of the world.  Key Clubbers around the globe fund raise to help Unicef, March of Dimes, and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  We encourage clubs and divisions to hold service projects or fundraisers that benefit these organizations.  Below is some information about what each organization does and how you, your club, and your division can help them.  

Major Emphasis Projects - MEPs

 Children's Miracle Network 

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.  These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that's one child every second. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.

Visit their site for more information and ways to help here.  

March of Dimes

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes provides mothers, pregnant women and women with educational resources on baby health, pregnancy, preconception and new motherhood, as well as supplying information and support to families affected by prematurity, birth defects, or other infant health problems.

Visit their site for more information and ways to help here.  


UNICEF works to meet children's needs with service , health care , education, and safe water and sanitation throughout the world. To assist in this project, Key Clubbers around the world partake in Trick or Treat for UNICEF every October, to raise funds for the Eliminate Project, to heal the world of Tetanus.

Visit their site for more information and ways to help here.  

Erika's Lighthouse

Our mission is to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. We are dedicated to creating a community of empathy and education. We create upper elementary, middle school and high school teen depression awareness programs so educators and teens can create safe spaces to learn about depression, letting students know they are never alone, and there is somewhere to turn.

Visit their site for more information and ways to help here.  



Your club members can support National Pancake Day by serving as ambassadors to encourage restaurant patrons to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In November, watch for information from Key Club & Kiwanis International about registering to volunteer on National Pancake Day.

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