For Schools & Church Groups
About this Program
Nickels for Nets is a challenging, educational and fun program to get kids involve with Sweet Sleep’s mission to provide life-saving mosquito nets for orphaned and abandoned children in malaria-affected areas.
Children in classes will be asked to earn as much money as possible (whether in the form of nickels, change or dollars) to provide life-saving mosquito nets to other children in Third World countries. Each mosquito net is only $8, so for every 160 nickels (or 800 pennies, 32 quarters, 80 dimes, etc.) a child raises, a net will be provided to an orphaned or abandoned child in immediate need of a mosquito net.
The Nickels for Nets program will also educate children on the importance of using mosquito nets in other parts of the world. Without these nets, children are susceptible to malaria and its dangerous, deadly effects. Cerebral malaria (the worst case of the disease) can kill a child in 72 hours after being bitten by the infected mosquito.
Nickels for Nets collection boxes will be given to students to take home, and will be encouraged to engage their friends, parents and others to earn as much money as possible for this important cause.
The curriculum below contains our most popular, classic activities to get kids fired up about providing nets and saving lives! If you’ve participated in Nickels for Nets before, we’ve added additional fun games and activities following the original curriculum below! This can help keep the project fresh as we seek to provide nets for as many orphans as possible in malaria-affected areas.