All you need to know about…

giving happiness global impact

Day 102: $10.00 = 1 net = Lives Saved Nothing but Nets

Day 2 of my 10 day mission to change the world with just $10 each day.

This donation will save a life. $10 can save a life. How do we put a price tag on a human life especially a child’s, but in this case we can, as one net can save a life.

Give 102: Day 102

“Malaria is a disease caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria, from the Medieval Italian words mala aria or “bad air,” causes 350 million to 500 million illnesses per year and kills more than one million people – mostly children under the age of five.

Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. In fact, there are 10 new cases of malaria every second. Every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.” A direct quote from the Nothing But Nets site.

Living in a wealthy industrial nation the thought of a mosquito killing my child is unbelievable to me. In Vancouver mosquitoes are few and far between. Very few people have screens on their windows to keep the pesky bugs at bay in the warm summer months. To think that a child of my son’s age dies every 30 seconds because of diseases spread through a bug makes my skin crawl. How can I do nothing when I have the ability to save a life today.

Nothing but Nets is a simple yet effective organization. 100% of your $10.00 donation goes to doing what it says it will do – buy one net to save a life. Its mission is simple. End malaria deaths by 2015. I purchased net number 3,537.470.

It’s not enough. More nets are needed every day. It will never stop until we figure out a way to get every single person vaccinated, protected or all the mosquitoes killed and eradicated in Africa.

If you have $10 to GIVE, know you create change right now – today. You can save a life. An amazing gift to a child or mother.

Just $10 puts a price tag on a human life. Can you afford to GIVE today?

Time Commitment: 3 minutes to make the donation on line

Cost: $10 saved a life

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)