Nickels for Nets
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Nickels for Nets is a challenging, educational, and fun program to get kids involved with our 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 program will also educate children on the importance of using mosquito nets – without them, vulnerable 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.
If you have any questions about our Nickels for Nets program, please contact us! We’ll get back to you in no time.