BENEFITING: United Nations Foundation
EVENT DATE: Dec 03, 2013
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.
#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday.
The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees are using this day to encourage charitable giving from our community to the Nothing but Nets initiative, matching each dollar raised on December 3, 2013 to create a greater impact.
Donate 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.
Ypsilanti Area Jaycees
The Ypsilanti Area Jaycees empower young adults, age 21-40, to create positive change in our community and themselves. The Jaycees provide the tools to develop the leadership and personal skills of our members through community service and fundraising, personal and professional skills development, and by providing social and networking opportunities. Members of the Michigan Jaycees, United States Junior Chamber, and JCI, the Ypsilanti Area Jaycees are part of a global network committed to finding sustainable solutions to problems in our community, and our world.
For more information, please visit: http://ypsilantijaycees.com