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1 Bigger People, Better World Robert Freeman Founder, One Dollar For Life Member, Palo Alto Kiwanis

2 If we could change the world for a dollar… Would we?

3 Well, we CAN… Now…

4 WILL we?

5 The Idea Students donate one dollar in a school fundraiser Use funds to address real developing world problems The Result Bigger people here Better world “out there” The Vision Help Eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus from the planet Build >1,000 schools a year, every year, for a dollar ODFL In a Nutshell…

6 54 Projects Completed Since July new schools in Kenya 6 new schools in Nicaragua 2 new schools in Indonesia 2 new schools in Malawi 7 New schools and Birthing Centers in Nepal 9 pre-schools and 2 food warehouses in South Africa Libraries, water wells, and greenhouses in Yucatan 452 Bikes to Africa Cows for orphanage in Kenya 6,000 lbs. Food for Second Harvest Food Bank Funds for China Earthquake Victims 41 Laptops to Kenya for computer labs $20,000 raised for Haiti earthquake relief Much, much more! All from $1 donations from teenagers!

7 A Few Sample Projects Kenya Nicaragua Nepal Malawi

8 A Few More Projects Haiti Kenya Yucatan Indonesia

9 “Outstanding Youth Philanthropy of the Year, 2009” ~ Association of Fundraising Professionals

10 The Eliminate Project Kiwanis raises $110 million for UNICEF To Eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus from the planet 60,000 mothers die each year from it It is entirely eliminateable Three injections of $.60 apiece Protects a mother babies for ten years Target completion date: 2015

11 The ODFL Eliminate Toolkit Built under direction of Kiwanis International Foundation Raises 70+ TIMES national average per Key Clubber Everything a Club needs for a highly successful fundraiser Instruction manual Inspirational and “How To” videos Tools and Resources Personalized support

12 How Does It Work? Key Club sponsors Eliminate fundraiser for the entire school Every student in the school invited to give just one dollar Recruit every club on campus Enlist every teacher Collection boxes in every classroom Invite sponsoring Kiwanis Club to match

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14 Organize Assign teams Commit dates Set goals Create a plan Register

15 Educate Yourselves On Eliminate On ODFL The school will be looking to you as the experts. Your passion + knowledge will create others’ inspiration.

16 Enlist Teachers Visit every one Explain the drive Letter and info sheet Ask for their support Revisit during drive

17 Publicize Enlist every club on campus Visit every classroom Use Tools and Resources Saturate the school Share with local media Make it a school-wide campaign

18 Execute A box in every classroom Collect every day Announce results every day Don’t stop until goal is hit Ask Kiwanis Club to match

19 Reflections How Does it Work? Everyone gives just the smallest bit But we all work together Why Does it Work? We all want to be bigger people (don’t we?) We all want a better world (don’t we?) Why We Need To Do It Our challenges are bigger than individuals They need a new cultural consciousness This must start with a new generation

20 Inspiration x Action x Numbers = IMPACT! We Have the Formula to Change the World:

21 “Even the greatest waterfall starts with a single drop of water.” ~ African Bantu Saying

22 Bigger People, Better World We Can Do It!


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