Nothing But Nets Blog
2015 is a monumental year in the fight against malaria. This year, leaders from the United Nations are debating a new set of world goals for the next 15 years – and we hope that ending malaria will be part of these goals.
Looking over the audience at the Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress a few weeks ago in Leipzig, Germany brought back fond memories of my experiences at the 2004 Olympics. It reminded me of the opening ceremonies, where the beauty and diversity that exists in our world was highlighted by the amazing culmination of countries, cultures, ages, and races. At the World Congress, I was incredibly humbled to be honored as one of JCI’s Top Outstanding Young Persons of the World in the category of Humanitarian and or Voluntary Leadership.
On November 30, the fifth-annual McLean Youth Basketball Nothing But Nets 3 on 3 Tournament brought together more than 350 people and raised $5,500 for nets! The tournament was open to all McLean Youth Basketball “house league” boys and girls from fourth to eighth grades. In total, there were 57 teams registered for the tournament and were divided into brackets based on age group. Each game was 15 minutes long and trophies were awarded to the teams that came in first and second place.
Every year in early December, when most people are joyfully putting up their holiday décor, we are anxiously awaiting one thing: the release of the World Malaria Report, an annual catalogue by the World Health Organization of the latest results in the fight against malaria. This year’s report is evidence of the exceptional progress that has been made against the malaria since 2000. Here are five key highlights from this year’s report which came out today:
Happy #GivingTuesday! Have you figured out how you’re going to give back? Here’s some inspiration for you. Today our Champion, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, is Gifting a Net in honor of each of his teammates, helping us send life-saving nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa, protecting them from malaria. Have you seen the video? Check it out!
While Nothing But Nets works in Africa, the campaign is paying close attention to progress in other parts of the world, including Asia and the Americas. Tremendous progress towards malaria elimination in these regions serves as an example for Africa, where the burden of malaria is much greater.
This holiday season, consider asking your friends and family to Gift a Net on your behalf! Why should your loved ones Gift a Net with Nothing But Nets? Check out and share these 10 reasons:
Last school year, the Interact club of Mission College Preparatory (MCP) High School in San Luis Obispo, California chose to fundraise for Nothing But Nets by hosting an art show called ‘Art for Change.’ Interact is the youth arm of Rotary International and aims to empower young leaders and raise awareness among youth about global issues. Each Interact club hosts two fundraisers every year: one for their own communities and one for an international issue of their choice.
This week, we launched our Gift a Net campaign! It may seem early but the holiday season is right around the corner. Now through #GivingTuesday (December 2), we hope to raise 5,000 life-saving bednets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.
ThinkCERCA is thrilled to join forces with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign on our new global initiative, the Social Entrepreneur Education Partnership. A commitment to social impact is at the core of the UN Foundation’s and ThinkCERCA’s mission. I founded ThinkCERCA because, on a global scale, we need equitable access to 21st century education opportunities for all learners, who can then contribute to making the world more humane and sustainable. Only through access to the highest-quality education for all students, regardless of location or background, is it possible to truly change the world.
To kick off the holiday season, Alexandra Taylor, fashion designer and Nothing But Nets Champion, has launched the #GIVEINSTYLE campaign to thank her followers for giving back.
Between November 3 and #GivingTuesday (December 2), if you make a contribution of 3 nets or more to Nothing But Nets and send your donation receipt to email@example.com, you can receive a free iPhone 4 or 5 case compliments of Alexandra Taylor Collections!
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) and Nothing But Nets have kicked off the 2014-2015 Malaria Fellowship for undergraduate students. For the second year in a row, qualified candidates from around the country submitted their applications to participate in this fun, and educational fellowship and we are happy to announce that we have narrowed it down to 10 outstanding students!
As the fastest growing pest control company in the United States, Alterra wanted to join the fight against malaria with Nothing But Nets in a big way. David Royce, Founder & CEO, has been a longtime supporter of Nothing But Nets since 2009, and was eager to find a way for his employees to join the fight this past summer.
This August, Alterra motivated its 1000+ employees across 19 branches to join in on the fun. Invigorated by a bit of cross-branch competition, employees were encouraged to donate a minimum of $10.
Our Champion, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge by donating three life-saving bednets to families in need for every three-pointer he makes in the 2014-15 season. Announced yesterday evening before the start of the first regular season game, the Warriors also announced they will match Curry’s Challenge up to $5,000.
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. We know that the work we do around the world would not be possible without our partnerships with UN agencies such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) the World Health Organization. So how can you celebrate? Here are a few ideas:
Today we are excited to announce the launch of our newest campaign video, "It Begins with You."
On September 28-29, Nothing But Nets hosted its Champion Summit in Washington, DC, the largest supporter conference in the campaign’s history! The Summit convened 160 grassroots supporters from 30 states, along with several of our partners, for two days of inspiring speakers, valuable trainings, and meaningful actions in the fight against malaria.
During the summer of 2011, middle school student Kevin Strickland from Springfield, Virginia was inspired by a Nothing But Nets ad he saw on Hulu. Later that year, Kevin was assigned a service learning project for his civics class.
Recently, the Nothing But Nets campaign attended a panel discussion on Capitol Hill which highlighted how some of the global leaders in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria are working hand-in-hand to accelerate progress and ensure sustainability against these diseases.
Over the summer, Nothing But Nets partnered with JCI USA on its second-annual BzzzTour to travel from coast to coast, encouraging elected officials, JCI USA chapters, and communities nationwide to join the fight against malaria. This year’s BzzzTour visited more than 100 JCI chapters across 20 states, with major stops in Nashville, Des Moines, St. Louis, Seattle, Houston, and Washington D.C.