Help Stamp Out Malaria
The Red Cross clubs at Alameda’s high schools are currently raising funds for Nothing But Nets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sending mosquito nets to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The clubs from Alameda and Encinal high schools and Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) have raised thousands of dollars for the nonprofit with the objective of meeting the United Nation’s millennium goal of eradicating malaria.
The clubs are hosting dinners each Tuesday night during April at the High Street Station, 1303 High St., to raise money to meet their goal. High Street Station hosts charity fundraisers each Tuesday night and has made Nothing But Nets the recipient of funds raised in April.
Along with a delicious and affordable meal, diners will hear a short presentation about Nothing But Nets and participate in a raffle. Donations of any form toward the raffle — products, gift certificates, services, or cash — would be very much appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible and donors will receive acknowledgement and recognition at the event and in written materials.
Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria, accounting for 22 percent of all childhood deaths. The American Red Cross is devoted to helping as many people in need as possible.
The most effective way to stop the spread of malaria is to provide insecticide-treated bed nets and proper training and education to ensure families are protected. Every $10 raised through Nothing But Nets buys a bed net to safeguard a family from this pernicious disease.
Visit redcross.org for more information, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reserve a seat at the dinner, call High Street Station at 995-8049.