History of Participation
KIWANIS CAL-NEV-HA FOUNDATION
Our Major Focus
Unintentional injury is the #1 killer of
children age 14 and under in the U.S.
Unintentional injury kills more children
every year than any other cause - including disease, homicide and suicide!
90% of these unintentional injuries can be
the serious need for education and training in the areas of pediatric trauma and
injury prevention, the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation established the Pediatric
Trauma Program (PTP) in 1994. Our mission is to develop local projects, which
will reduce the number of children in our district who are killed or injured by
Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of our partner hospitals, the Foundation
identifies projects the Kiwanis family can undertake to address the issue of
Pediatric Trauma within their communities.
The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation works closely with our partner hospitals to
provide funding to train pediatric doctors, nurses and first responders, to
purchase pediatric medical equipment and to expand community outreach programs.
1Child at a
Community at a time.
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WHAT IS KIWANIS?
is a thriving, global organization of
service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their
communities and address worldwide issues. Volunteers are dedicated to changing
the world one child at a time and one community at a time.
Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1915 by a group of businessmen, Kiwanis International
is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Today, the entire Kiwanis family has
more than 600,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs. Kiwanis clubs serve in 96
countries around the world and achieve what individuals cannot do alone.
KIWANIS WORLDWIDE IMPACT
Kiwanis clubs assist children, young adults, the aging, and the needy
throughout the world .
They work to improve communities and encourage international understanding.
also sponsor Kiwanis-family organizations for young people and adults, including
adults with disabilities. Thousands of Kiwanis clubs support Young Children:
Priority One - a continuing service program focused on the needs of children,
prenatal through age five, with projects in pediatric trauma, safety, child care
and early development.
Priority One is the ongoing service program of Kiwanis International, addressing
the needs of children prenatal through age five. All clubs are urged to carry
out at least two projects each year—one addressing a local children’s need and
one supporting the Worldwide Service Project to eliminate iodine deficiency
Service Project - a Kiwanis-family initiative in partnership with UNICEF - aims
to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, the world's leading cause of
preventative mental retardation.