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!
#GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to celebrate the power of giving. Following the so-called Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday retail milestones that kick off the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is intended to inspire people to take collaborative action to give back in better, smarter ways to the causes they celebrate and help create a better world.
Just last month Curry announced he’s again leading his Three for Three Challenge by donating three life-saving nets to the campaign for every three-pointer he makes in the 2014-15 season. The Warriors also announced it will match Curry’s Challenge. During his first two seasons running the Challenge (2012-13 & 2013-14), Curry donated 1,599 nets to Nothing But Nets to protect thousands of families from malaria.
Anyone can Gift a Net in honor of their friends and loved ones! It only costs $10 to provide a life-saving net to protect a family from malaria – so they can celebrate many more holidays together. In return, we will send a personalized holiday card to your loved ones, letting them know you chose to Gift a Net in their honor.
The Gift a Net campaign was inspired by Nothing But Nets Champions like Lynda and Katherine Commale, the incredible mother-daughter duo from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. In 2006, they started their own fundraising campaign through their church to raise funds for Nothing But Nets, including selling holiday gift certificates to send nets to families in Africa. Together they’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaign.
This #GivingTuesday, Gift a Net and spread the word!