Key Club taking donations
BREMEN — The Bremen High School Key Club will be traveling around to homes Wednesday, Oct. 31 during trick-or-treating period, 5 to 7 p.m. Instead of candy, the members will be collecting donations for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and to help eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) worldwide.
This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, and thousands of skilled staff. The pennies collected during this two-hour project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.
The Bremen students are hoping to raise money and the workers will be wearing name tags for photo identification. Donations are not required but would be much appreciated.