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Nickels for Nets Project

ORGANIZATION: Sweet Sleep

CATEGORY: Beds and Bibles

Nickels for Nets is a challenging, educational and fun program to get your church members involved with Sweet Sleep’s mission to provide life-saving mosquito nets for orphaned and abandoned children in Africa and Haiti. Without these nets, children are susceptible to malaria and its dangerous, deadly effects. Cerebral malaria (the worst case of the disease) can kill a child in 72 hours after being bitten by the infected mosquito.

WHAT THE LOCAL HOST DOES:

Your congregation will be challenged to give or raise as much money as possible (whether in the form of nickels, change or dollars) to provide life-saving mosquito nets to other children in Third World countries. Each mosquito net is only $8, so for every 160 nickels (or 800 pennies, 32 quarters, 80 dimes, etc.) a child raises, a net will be provided to an orphaned or abandoned child in immediate need of a mosquito net.

WHAT THE ORGANIZATION PARTNER DOES:

Sweet Sleep will provide:

1. Nickels for Nets program curriculum. It is designed for use in children’s ministry classrooms but easily adapted for students or adults, and focuses on the importance of using mosquito nets in other parts of the world.

2. Nickels for Nets personal collection boxes to be given to church members. These boxes can collect monies given by family members, friends, co-workers and others. What a great way to engage the community!

3. Video: “Now That I Have Seen: Sweet Sleep for Uganda”. This video is designed to engage your congregation in a special, one-time offering. It shares facts about malaria and addresses our call to minister to orphans and widows. For a one-time offering we suggest you use buckets to collect your Nickels for Nets in the back of the sanctuary or use your normal offering practices instead of requesting the small collection boxes.

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