Text below is taken from the official Nothin But Nets website:
“Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets allows everyone from students to CEOs, bishops to basketball players to join the fight against malaria by giving $10 to send a net and save a life.
While the United Nations Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years, it was Rick Reilly’s column about malaria in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 to send insecticide-treated bed nets, that led to the creation of the Nothing But Nets campaign in 2006.
Over the years, the campaign has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the UN goal of ending malaria deaths in this generation. We work with a diverse group of partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The People of The United Methodist Church, Major League Soccer’s MLS WORKS, the Union for Reform Judaism and Junior Chamber International, among others.
The success of Nothing But Nets is a testament to the power of passionate people coming together to make the world a better, healthier place. You can save a family. Your church, school, or sports team can save a community. Together, we can cover Africa with life-saving bed nets.
How it Works
Nothing But Nets is powered by your passion; it works because you do! Grab your family, friends, and classmates and work together to spread the word, raise funds, and share stories.
Your $10 contribution goes towards the cost of purchasing a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net, distributing it, and educating communities on its use.
Nothing But Nets works with UN partners like UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Health Organization to purchase nets and distribute them to countries in Africa. Net distributions are typically part of a wider public health effort within a country coordinated by the Ministry of Health, the UN and other local and international organizations.