Thursday, April 17, 2008

Nothing But Nets

Below is an excerpt from the Nothing But Nets website which tells how the organization began. The good that this campaign does is life-changing. For a tiny $10 donation (tax-deductible) a bed-net is sent to the places where mosquitoes are spreading malaria - Africa largely - and is given to children to help keep them malaria-free.
  • Nothing But Nets is a grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. While the UN Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years, it was a column that Rick Reilly wrote about malaria in Sports Illustrated, challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 for the purchase of an anti-malaria bed nets -- and the incredible response from thousands of Americans across the country -- that led to the creation the Nothing But Nets campaign..

  • The reaction to Reilly's 815 words made clear that thousands of people were ready to help the million children dying unnecessarily each year of malaria. Within a few short months, Nothing But Nets raised over 1 million dollars. And so Nothing But Nets was born.
I hope you'll check out the website to see how destructive malaria is, and to see what a big difference your small donation can make.

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