Buy-A-Net brings relief from and protection against leading killer diseases of mothers and their children in Uganda, especially malaria, through education, capacity building, bed nets and medicines, in partnership with local community based groups. Canada's first citizen-driven initiative aimed at saving lives from malaria. Volunteer driven, registered charitable organization.
Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to extend our best wishes and warm thoughts from the entire Buy-a-Net team of volunteers, staff and Board of Directors. I’d like to share with you a major accomplishment this past year. Buy-a-Net’s Ugandan partner, the Community Health and Outreach Department of the Bwindi Community Hospital, completed its first year of field operations. Seven nurses were hired and
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We are having a jewellery sale fundraiser at the Buy A Net offices on Friday, August 29th. There will be all new jewellery just brought back from Uganda, purchased from the Women Caring and Council group whom we support.
During the recent Buskers Festival in Kingston, Ontario, youth of all ages busked for bed nets in City Park. Directed by Christine Harvey, members of the Not So Amateur Amateurs organization have raised thousands of dollars over the last several years for bed nets to protect youth like themselves living in Uganda from malaria. “The ongoing support of the company and its young members
Alison Tallman, Board Chair, recently announced the receipt of a substantial gift from the Kellermann Foundation (www.kellermannfoundation.org), a US based organization “providing hope and health in Uganda”. The donation will support the HEAL (Health for All) project, and will be matched 4:1 through the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project funded through the Canadian Government Muskoka Initiative, and awarded to Buy-a-Net. The project is
Buy-a-Net had a strong presence at the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Convention in Winnipeg, June 16th-18th. “Sharing the work of Ugandan nurses with Canadian nurses was enlightening, empowering and most rewarding,” said Margot Christie, RN, Board Director. “Canadian nurses enjoyed hearing about The Health for All (HEAL) project, which employs Ugandan nurses who are engaged in community health, bringing health education and care to
Buy-a-Net is privileged to partner with Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core businesses in health care, crop science and innovative materials. “Buy-a-Net has established itself as a credible and reliable partner in the fight against malaria. With Bayer’s generous contribution of “LifeNets” to our organization, many more families will be protected from malaria,” remarked Gail Fones, Technical Advisor and Canadian Director for Ugandan
A team from North America has returned from a successful voluntour to project sites in Uganda. “The Health for All (HEAL) project is making a tremendous impact in villages in the Bwindi region. The nurses are in full swing, educating and training volunteer members in each village, to empower local men and women to recognize disease, and to educate their neighbors on basic hygiene
Buy-a-Net awarded 2013 Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario Humanity Fund to expand Buy-a-Net’s maternal/child health education and disease prevention and control program in Uganda. Read more.
Deaths from malaria of children under 5 halved since 2000, with an overall 45% reduction in death rate in all age groups! Great progress made; the world is cheering but we need to sustain our gains or we will lose the ground we have made. Read the full report.
Bayridge A Cub Pack from Kingston, ON gathers to present Buy-a-Net board member Nick Wolfe-Brown and ambassador Brenda Scarlett with a cheque for over $800.00.
The Not So Amateur Amateurs Young Peoples Theatre Company, headed by Christine Harvey, recently raised over $350.00 for Buy-a-Net during their production of Aladdin. The show highlighted their Decade Celebrations. Thank you NSAA and congratulations on your anniversary. KIDS HELPING KIDS!
A $200.00 donation to Buy-a-Net was raised by the wonderful efforts of Student Council representatives at Truedell Public School. The Truedell community has had an ongoing relationship with Buy-a-Net, having raised more than $2700, in total, to help in the fight against malaria. A group of 12 student leaders, under the leadership of their Principal, Mrs. Pinder, planned three Valentine’s Dances for February 14th.
Over $300.00 was recently raised by our Ambassador, Nancy Grew, buy selling jewelry handmade by Ugandan women at the One-of-a-Kind Craft Show. The show marked the kick off to International Women’s Week.
Kingston, ON Recently, Patricia Evans’s grade 8 class was asked to research and do a presentation about a NGO that would support the needs of others in a developing country. After each student presented their NGO to the class they were tasked to choose one foundation they would fundraise for. They choose Buy-a-Net! Board Member, Soni Pancham, was presented with a cheque for over
Many thanks to the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox Addington Public Health’s staff for their generosity in December. Buy-a-Net as the recipient for their “Donate to Decorate” campaign, bringing in hundreds of dollars. Photos reflect their imagination and creativity.
Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union continues their support of Buy-a-Net with a $1000.00 donation. THANK YOU!! Our program in Uganda is community based and nurses are an intricate part, providing front line care. Nurses across Canada have been a of tremendous support for many years.
Recently friends and family gathered to celebrate a young girl’s 9th birthday in Kingston, ON. Now, you would expect a young lady of 9 to have a long list of gifts and goodies she wanted as gifts, barbie dolls, the latest fasions, hair accessories, an iPad even. But not this exceptional girl. She wanted only ONE gift, and she wanted the same gift from
Sending out the biggest THANK YOU ever to Peyton. Today Peyton turns 9 and for her birthday party on the weekend she asked her friends to bring a donation for Buy A Net instead of a gift for her. Peyton’s friends have donated $350.00 to help us fight malaria in Uganda. Children really can make a difference.