Arwen Pritchett via Crowdrise
March 23, 2012
JCI wrote -
Residents of malaria-endemic countries need your help and they need it now. On average, every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. There is no time to waste in the battle to stop this devastating disease. The vast majority of deaths occur in Africa, where malaria is a leading killer of children.
Thanks to Nothing But Nets, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, millions of lives in Africa have been saved through their program to provide long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets to children and families. As a proud and active Nothing But Nets partner, JCI runs a campaign called JCI Nothing But Nets. Through the campaign, JCI members raise funds to send mosquito nets to Africa and educate children and their families on the correct use and care of the nets. While your nation may not be affected by widespread malaria, 40% of people in the world live in countries that are. And they need your help.
So start your fundraising team today to send a net and save a life. Just USD $10 sends a net to Africa to protect a family of up to four from the deadly disease.
Junior Chamber International
Based: St. Louis, MO, United States
Charity Website: www.jci.cc
What We Do:
Junior Chamber International is a membership-based nonprofit of nearly 200,000 young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating sustainable positive change in their communities. With around 5,000 Local Organizations in more than 115 countries, JCI members take ownership of their communities by identifying problems and seeking targeted solutions to run projects that create impact.
As global citizens, we all have rights and responsibilities, as well as shared goals. Through active citizenship, JCI members embrace social responsibility and work toward goals that benefit communities worldwide. JCI members embrace new ideas, collaboration and diversity. Guided by the vision and initiative to transform their lives and the world, JCI members have the courage to address the great challenges of our time.
How We Do It:
The JCI Active Citizen Framework provides a methodology for running sustainable, needs-based projects that create measurable results in communities. The process starts with assessing community needs in health and wellness, education and economic empowerment, and sustainability. By engaging partners and evaluating results, JCI members ensure their projects deliver effective positive change in their communities and across the world.