Laci Butler via Crowdrise
October 10, 2010
BENEFITING: Global Health Innovations
EVENT DATE: Sep 05, 2010
YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
Global Health Innovations is attempting to abolish malaria in Malawi, one village at a time. We decided that we should get the ACU community involved, because there are so many loving hearts at our university. Our goal, as a school, is to raise enough money to buy 1,000 mesquito nets for the Tonge Village in Malawi by this October, so they can be ready when GHI travels to Malawi and hand delivers them in November. It's not a lot of time, but i have faith that we can do it!
So, how can YOU help?
1. Buy a net! The price to buy and ship one net is $8. Think about it: that's a meal, a starbucks drink, a movie ticket. Giving up just one of these things to donate $8 could save a life. This is another reason why I was so pumped to do this at ACU.. Because this is AFFORDABLE for us college students who constantly have to be watching how much we spend.
-HOW? Press the orange button on the page that says "donate," and enter your credit/debit info. Your $ will go directly to GHI. 100% of your donation will be used on the nets and getting them to Malawi. Second, you can contact me, and find me or mail me cash/checks made out to Global Health Innovations.
2. SPREAD THE WORD!
Forward this link to EVERYONE you know! Use facebook, twitter, email, or whatever way of communication is "your thing"! Tell your friends, parents, relatives across the country.. EVERYONE!
3. For students, meet every Wednesday for the next 3 weeks outside moody after chapel. Look for the huge mesquito net. We are going to have a little friendly competition against our friends at Lipscomb and Pepperdine. Each week we are going to see how many people we can fit under a mosquito net. So bring your friends, cameras, and smiles and help us spread the word!
So now I ask you to imagine: what if all 4,000 undergrad at ACU donated just $8 for this campaign? We would blow this goal out of the water! If we take it step by step, I have complete confidence that we can do this!
Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." If we want to see people helped and healed, WE are responsible for making that happen.
LET'S BE THE CHANGE FOR A MALARIA-FREE MALAWI!