The West Livingston Kiwanis Club needs help from residents to reach its goal of raising $15,000 by the end of 2015 for Kiwanis’ national Eliminate Project to eradicate maternal-neonatal tetanus.
Fried fish dinners will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the L.M. “Louise” Lockhart Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Denham Springs. Dinners are $7.
The delivery area for orders of five or more dinners is limited, but dinners can be purchased and picked up at the park. Monetary contributions to the project will be accepted at any time in lieu of purchasing dinners, a news release said.
Contact Barbara Robinson at (225) 235-5018 for information.
The West Livingston Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Housing Authority Community Center, 600 Eugene St., Denham Springs. Visitors and new members are welcome.
The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis’ current global campaign for children, aims to raise $110 million and save the lives of 129 million mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis is committed to eliminating maternal-neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, by 2015, the release said.
During Kiwanis’ first global campaign for children, the Worldwide Service Project for IDD, Kiwanis members worked to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation, while raising more than $100 million. Heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world, today those dollars are at work in more than 103 nations — and the number of households consuming iodized salt has jumped from an estimated 20 percent in 1990 to more than 70 percent, saving developing nations and the world billions of IQ points.