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This year, CKI members will have a chance to participate in CKI Week on October 22-27, 2018. It’s our week to shine a light on CKI, our preferred charities and the great work we are doing in our home towns.
By participating in CKI Week, clubs will have the opportunity to highlight the impact we make in our communities through CKI's three tenants: Service, Leadership, and Fellowship. In all, more than 13,000 college students will participate. CKI Week is an marketable event that clubs can get excited about. Channel CKI Week to help your club earn publicity, build awareness, and recruit new members! In
the Kiwanis family, CKI members perform the most community service hours per member and CKI Week is a chance to highlight this on college campuses and college communities around the world.
Download the CKI Week Guide for complete details!
During CKI Week each club will focus on our three tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship using the following guidelines:
WHAT IS CKI WEEK?
CKI Week is an opportunity for all clubs to promote and celebrate CKI and the causes we're passionate about.
WHEN IS CKI WEEK 2018?
CKI Week is October 22-27, 2018.
WHY SHOULD CLUBS PARTICIPATE IN CKI WEEK?
By participating in CKI Week, clubs will be promoting CKI and dedicating a week to highlighting what CKI does in the community. In all, more than 12,000 college students could participate. CKI Week is a marketable event that clubs can get excited about. It’s a great event that will help clubs earn publicity, build awareness and recruit new members. In the Kiwanis family, CKI members perform the most community service hours per member and CKI Week is a chance to highlight this on college campuses and college communities around the world.
WHAT KINDS OF THINGS CAN CLUBS DO TO PARTICIPATE IN CKI WEEK?
Download the CKI Week Guide for complete details!
As a service organization for university students, Circle K International is an ideal organization for partners who want to reach inspired and service-minded young adults. A part of the Kiwanis family, CKI has nearly 14,000 members on almost 500 campuses. And they’re ready to work with you. At Kiwanis International, our vision is to create long-term strategic partnerships with corporations, and our corporate relations team is eager to get the conversation started.Let’s work together to develop revenue and resource streams that help local CKI clubs around the world serve their communities.
For CKI, partnerships are an exciting opportunity—and the right partnerships are paramount. We welcome corporate partnerships that align with our mission and preserve the trust of our members and the communities, children and families we serve. Our partner’s products, services and reputation must:
The U.S. Army partnership is based on a foundation of shared values. Engaging in local opportunities, U.S. Army personnel connect with Kiwanis family members and provide access to local battalion support and resources. Contact your local battalion to invite soldiers to speak at a club meeting or take part in service projects. goarmy.com
Landscape Structures Inc. has been creating innovative playground equipment since 1971. Think of the impact you club could have in your community constructing a playground as a signature project. Ask your members if giving children a place to play is the right project for your club. Or ask Kiwanis clubs in your area to join you. See Kiwanis playgrounds and find a local representative at playsi.com. And use their Playground Planning Guide to help you get started.
Nickelodeon’s The Big Help campaign puts kids into action to do something about the issues communities face. CKI clubs are encouraged to work with other Kiwanis Student Leadership Programs on projects like Worldwide Day of Play - when the network goes black and kids are encouraged to head outdoors and help their community. Learn what your club can do to engage at nick.com/thebighelp.
Every day 1 in 8 babies born in the U.S. arrive too soon. Circle K members help by raising funds annually for March of Dimes programs to help prevent prematurity. The March of Dimes currently focuses on raising awareness of prematurity and reducing the rate of premature births. CKI members collect money to support the March of Dimes and participate in the annual March for Babies, which usually happens in late April.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
Circle K has partnered with UNICEF USA on a variety of issues, including salt iodization efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, providing oral rehydration salts to help children with diarrhea, and vaccinating women to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Currently, CKI members are supporting UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in Haiti.
WHO IS BETTER WORLD BOOKS?
Better World Books is an online reseller of used books. Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, a book is donated to someone in need. Operating as a social enterprise, Better World Books rewards nonprofit partners for books collected through books drives.
HOW CAN MY CLUB WORK WITH BETTER WORLD BOOKS?
Visit the Better World Books Book Drive Resource Center to SIGN UP and learn how to run a super-successful book drive on your campus!
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN MY CLUB EXPECT TO EARN FROM BOOK DRIVES? Monies earned vary with the quantity and quality of books collected and accepted into the BWB inventory.
HOW WILL MY CLUB RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM BETTER WORLD BOOKS?
Once you SIGN UP to run a book drive via the Book Drive Resource Center you will be contacted by your dedicated Better World Books Account Executive.
WHAT IS ST. BALDRICKS?
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.
WHAT MAKES THE ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION UNIQUE?
The St. Baldrick's Foundation does one thing and they do it well: fund childhood cancer research. They take great care of the funds raised by their generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through their signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, their primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.
St. Baldrick’s began as a head-shaving event and that continues to be the signature event of the Foundation. “Shavees℠” ask friends and family to make donations “on their head” and in return, they attend one of thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.Since 2000 more than 390,000 shavees—including more than 49,000 women—have shaved their heads at 9,000 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.
NOT READY TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD? DON'T WORRY, ST. BALDRICK'S HAS OTHER IDEAS FOR YOU!
What is STUFH?
It is a U.S. National non-profit organization that stands for Students. Their purpose is to put food in the mouths of those who need it most. Their mission is to increase the 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.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP OUT?
–Encourage your club, school, K-Family, and friends to skip one meal. Give the money that would be spent on that meal to your local Community Area Food Bank.
–Get K-Family, or student organizations to CANtribute and CANstruct a masterpiece out of cans. All you need are cans, and imagination. Allow two weeks to a month for participating groups to collect cans, and have the groups meet one day to build their individual CANstructions. You can even make it a CANpetition!
–Grow your own green and donate it to your local soup kitchens!
Up with People is a global education organization focused on bringing the world together through service and music. CKI can engage with up with People by coordinating service projects, hosting the cast in their homes and sponsoring performances as fundraisers. Find out when Up with People will be in your area at upwithpeople.org.
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young, active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. JCI chapters are located in more than 125 countries. Members are invested in the future of our world and gather active citizens from all sectors of society.
JCI develops skills, knowledge and understanding to help members make informed decisions and take action. Like Kiwanis and Circle K, JCI is globally minded and looks for targeted, sustainable solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, JCI has the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
Kiwanis, CKI and JCI are all non-profit organizations deeply rooted in communities around the world. We share many of the same values and believe our partnership will not only strengthen our organizations, it will help us both increase the impact we have around the world.
To learn more about this partnership and how your CKI club can partner with JCI read the Working With JCI Toolkit.
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The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis Children's Fund. This fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities. The fund is established through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries.
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.
Tomorrow Fund Applications must be submitted online and received by Circle K International by December 1 of the current calendar year. All applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Some examples of what Tomorrow Fund grants might support include:
A grant awarded to a Circle K club or district may be distributed in one of three ways:
The Tomorrow Fund offers grant money to clubs and districts in good standing that are in need of funds to complete a service project. Through a reimbursement process, clubs and district may receive between US $200 and US$2000 towards a service project in order to impact their campus or community.
The link to the online Tomorrow Fund application can be found at the bottom of this page.
In order to complete the online application you will need to provide the following information:
You also will need to submit:
Your application is not considered complete until you have submitted the detailed budget document. By completing the following application for the Tomorrow Fund grant you are agreeing to all terms and conditions required to receive the reimbursement if you are a successful applicant. Applications, detailed budget proposals and supplementary documents must be submitted by December 1.
Please remember the Tomorrow Fund is a form of reimbursement for a service project, and you must complete the project before you receive your funding.
TOMORROW FUND APPLICATION LINK
Consider recognizing an individual with a Carthage-Pullman Society or Sapphire Circle Honorary award. Proceeds from these awards are placed in the Tomorrow Fund endowment and are used to provide future grants to CKI clubs and districts.
Carthage-Pullman Society Brochure
Sapphire Circle Honorary Brochure
The Circle of Service Award was created to annually recognize and honor an individual within Kiwanis International who has made the most outstanding contribution to all of Circle K International. Those individuals, who are neither salaried Kiwanis officials, nor Circle K members, shall be eligible to receive this award. Individuals may not be recognized with this award more than once. Nominations are submitted prior to international convention and voted on by the Circle K International Board. If, in the determination of the CKI Board, no qualified nominees have been submitted, then the award shall not be given that year. If a qualified nominee is chosen, the award is presented at international convention.
The Circle K International Outstanding Alumni Award is designed to recognize one outstanding Circle K Alumnus who has remained committed to the realization of mankind’s potential after his/her years as a Circle K member.