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The strength of the Nothing But Nets campaign lies in its diverse set of partners, which brings together multimedia organizations, professional sports leagues, faith-based and civil society organizations, corporations, and foundations. These partners are key to the success of the campaign, for it is through partnerships that Nothing But Nets has been able to raise millions of dollars to send nets and save lives!
Nothing But Nets also receives support from funding partners who are critically important to the campaign. Alongside the UN Foundation investment, these funding partners enable us to continue our life-saving work and expand our reach, and ensure that every $10 donation goes directly to the purchase, distribution, and education on the proper use of a bed net.
AOL Black Voices, the premiere site for African-American culture and community, offers African-American message boards, profiles and chats, African-American sports, African-American news, African-American entertainment, African-American style and beauty, relationship advice and more.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people -- especially those with the fewest resources -- have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
This summer, the Boy Scouts of America began the celebration of their 100th Anniversary and launched a partnership with Nothing But Nets, through which Scouts from around the country will work within their communities to raise awareness about malaria, a leading killer in Africa, over the next year.
For every Hewlett Packard G6 server unit sold at CDW between May 1st and September 30th, 2009, Intel and Hewlett Packard will donate $5 to Nothing But Nets to help prevent malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.
As a major investor in Africa, ExxonMobil witnesses first-hand the health and economic impacts of malaria on our workforce, their families and the communities where we operate. In 2000, ExxonMobil Foundation launched its Africa Health Initiative to support disease prevention, control and treatment programs mainly focused on malaria.
To learn more about ExxonMobil, visit www.exxonmobil.com/malaria.
GreenDimes is a socially conscious consumer lifestyle company that helps individuals and businesses create social change through products and services. Based in Palo Alto, California, GreenDimes' premier service to reduce postal junk mail has already stopped 257,000 pounds of junk mail and planted more than 137,000 trees around the world. Going beyond restoring the environment, GreenDimes, a leader among socially conscious businesses, is sponsoring the Nothing But Nets campaign. Within just eleven days, GreenDimes was able to fund the purchase of 5,000 life-saving mosquito nets--one net for every new member who joined GreenDimes--proving not only the company's growing network of supporters, but also the power of partnership for social causes. To learn more about GreenDimes, please visit www.GreenDimes.com.
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JCI is a worldwide network of nearly a quarter of a million members – young leaders in their 20s and 30s – in over one hundred countries and territories. Through various local, national and international projects and events, JCI members meet, learn and grow. JCI also has millions of alumni, many of whom provide support to active members.
To learn more about JCI, visit http://www.jci.cc/en.
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) is an unprecedented and historic partnership of Lutheran World Relief and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. LMI's goal is to mobilize U.S. Lutherans to raise awareness of malaria and its daily impact on the lives of people in Africa and to raise $45 million in the global effort to help end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. LMI is made possible through support from the United Nations Foundation. Building on the success and strength of networks already in place, the mission in Africa is straightforward: to teach people to recognize the symptoms of malaria, promote prevention and provide treatment and prevention resources.
Join our new group "MAKE IT HAPPEN." Two to three times a year we will share with you existing projects that greatly impact peoples' lives. We have found many opportunities to join campaigns that are life altering and cost less than a take-out lunch. Many look away, but MAKE IT HAPPEN gives all of us a chance to come together and make a significant difference.
Nothing But Nets is our inaugural project. Nothing But Nets is a global campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.
Malaria No More is an inclusive, grassroots movement to control malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that kills more than one million people annually, especially in Africa, where one child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. Leading non-governmental organizations created Malaria No More in 2006 to give individuals and private and non-profit organizations the opportunity to support a comprehensive approach in the fight against malaria, and to help coordinate those efforts with governments, and the multilateral and international organizations at the forefront of this fight.
Mark Gordon believes that every human life has value and by empowering those less fortunate we can begin to shape a true global community. The Mark J. Gordon Foundation seeks to leverage socially responsible partnerships with the goal of increasing child survival, reducing and eventually ending extreme poverty, and bringing opportunity to the disadvantaged, while strengthening the bond of families.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport.
NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Over the next five years, the league, players and teams will continue to contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 250 places where kids and families can live, learn and play.
Nets Go! is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, building off the successful Nothing But Nets campaign which was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nets Go! seeks to engage Koreans in the global effort to end malaria deaths in Africa, a UN goal set by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2008.
Nets Go! will officially launch in Korea in late 2010.
Orkin is committed to helping protect public health in our own backyards and around the world. That's why Orkin offers targeted pest-control programs for disease-carrying pests like mosquitoes. Through its Fight the Bite campaign, Orkin and its sister pest control companies will donate funds for one mosquito net to Nothing But Nets™ for every mosquito service purchased this year. Orkin plans to raise $225,000 in 2010 through mosquito service sales, employee contributions and consumer contributions. To learn more about the campaign and how you can help, please visit Fight the Bite.
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. Together with Nothing But Nets and singer/actress Mandy Moore, PSI aims to send 837,000 nets to the Central African Republic by the end of 2010.
The UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign collaborates closely with the Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM). RBM was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank to help coordinate a global approach to fighting malaria. Nothing But Nets works closely with our partners at RBM to drastically reduce malaria deaths in support of the Millennium Development Goals.
RAM is a voluntary organization of Rotary Clubs and Districts to work on malaria control. RAM aims to achieve worldwide control of malaria through increasing availability of bed nets, making education available on causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventions of malaria, connecting people with a focus on linking potential donors to projects, and encouraging discussions on malaria control.
The initial outreach for Nothing But Nets was accomplished through former SI columnist Rick Reilly's May 5, 2006 column titled "Nothing But Nets" which raised $1.2 million. More than 120,000 bed nets have already been delivered in Nigeria as a result of Reilly's call to readers who had "ever cut down a net, jumped over a net, watched the New Jersey Nets, worn a hair net, surfed the net, or thought of Angelina Jolie in fishnets" to donate $10 to purchase insecticide-treated nets.
The Measles Initiative, launched in 2001, is a partnership committed to reducing measles deaths globally, with the goal of cutting measles deaths by 90 percent by 2010 compared to 2000. During its first five years (2001-2005), the Initiative supported the vaccination of more than 217 million children in Africa, saving 1.2 million lives. Through these efforts, measles cases and deaths have dropped by 68 percent worldwide and by 91 percent in Africa, where measles deaths and disability are highest. Building on its success in Africa, the Initiative has expanded into Asia. The Initiative increasingly provides additional life-saving health interventions in its campaigns, including vitamin A, de-worming medicine and insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention. The Measles Initiative has mobilized more than $308 million through 2006 to support campaigns in more than 43 countries in Africa and Asia. Leading these efforts are the American Red Cross, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Foundation, UNICEF and World Health Organization.
Over 10 million people have experienced the wonder and majesty of Africa by attending Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway now playing at the Minskoff Theatre, one of nine New York theatres owned by The Nederlander Organization. Since 1996, The Nederlander Organization and Disney Theatrical Productions have worked together to present Broadway theatergoers with the best in live entertainment including Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Aida, Tarzan and The Little Mermaid. As part of the The Nederlander Organization’s 100th anniversary corporate social responsibility initiative, these two Broadway leaders are shining the spotlight on the United Nation Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to end Malaria in Africa -- a leading cause of death among children on the continent.
The People of the United Methodist Church have been in mission across Africa for more than 160 years. The denomination’s work in the area of malaria prevention makes it a natural partner for Nothing but Nets. Several global agencies of The United Methodist Church will launch supporting campaigns to educate and raise money for bed nets.
The Wasserman Foundation became a partner of the Nothing But Nets campaign in early 2007, providing a grant to the campaign, helping to ensure that every $10 donation from individuals goes directly to covering the cost of purchasing a life-saving bet net, distributing it, and educating families on its use. Nothing But Nets has worked with the Wasserman Foundation as well as the Management division of Wasserman Media Group to engage with professional athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer. Such players include Dwayne De Rosario, who is a Nothing But Nets champion and traveled to Mali in December 2007 to see the impact of the malaria and bed nets firsthand, as well as NBA players Brandon Roy, Jordan Farmar, Jason Kapono, and Mike Miller, who all made personal donations to Nothing But Nets during NBA All-Star 2007.
Time Inc. Home Entertainment (TIHE) specializes in publishing high quality, branded books, calendars and videos for such Time Inc. titles as People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, InStyle, Real Simple and Fortune. Their client list includes Mayo Clinic, NFL, Guinness World Records, HBO and Warner Brothers. On March 5, 2006, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly wrote an influential column titled "Nothing But Nets" which challenged readers to donate to the organization and helped to raise $1.2 million. Now Rick Reilly in conjunction with TIHE, has published a new book, Hate Mail From Cheerleaders, which is a collection of 100 of Rick's best hits over the years. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help further benefit the Nothing But Nets organization. Please visit your local bookstore or Amazon.com to get your copy of Hate Mail From Cheerleaders. To learn more about Time Inc. Home Entertainment (TIHE), please visit http://www.timeinc-twr.com/time-twr/custserv/tihe.shtml