5th Annual Art Auction to Benefit Buy-A-Net During the month of April, Oxford Learning Centre, Kingston students will paint a fifth time to raise money to save the lives of African children, coinciding with World Malaria Day, April 25th. Malaria is the largest single killer of children under the age of five in Africa, taking approximately 2000 lives per day (or every 45 seconds). World
Staff and students of Rideau Public School, Kingston, raised $250 for bed nets and medicine in Kawempe District. Thank you for your kindness. Your gift will educate mothers about malaria and how to use bed nets to protect their children. Way to go!
“Elizabeth” of Kingston spread peace and joy for families in Kawempe District this holiday season. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, Elizabeth!
Truedell Public School raised funds to net three villages for Buy-A-Net. The presentation cheque occurred on Wed. Feb 24th at Truedell’s monthly assembly. Representatives from Buy-A-Net, Mr Nick Wolfe Brown and Ms Brenda Scarlett presented an overview of the organization and shared their Ugandan experiences with the students. Thank you to the students and staff of Truedell Public School for their overwhelming support!
For the month of April, Staff at A&W Division St in Kingston Ontario, helped to raise money and awareness for Buy-A-Net. Putting together tips from customers and spare change found in pockets they managed to raise $72, and with the assistance of Sharon Wolfgram, store owner, she matched them another $72. Leaving A&W with a final total of $144.
Rotary Club Kololo 9200, Uganda, Rotary Club Cataraqui 7040, Kingston, ON., partner with Buy-A-Net to save lives from malaria. Following BAN’s successful model of community engagement and education, the distribution of over 10,000 bed nets has begun.
Buy-A-Net Chairman, James Brown was honoured as a First Capital Distinguished Citizen during Canada Day’s civic ceremony in Kingston, Ontario. Presented by Kingston Mayor Harvey Rosen, The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes outstanding citizens for achievements over a lifetime and having a positive impact on the community. “James Brown, of Brown’s Fine Foods, has championed causes including the Boys and Girls Club, H’Art Studio and
Debra Lefebvre, Buy-A-Net Executive Director & Founder received the Honourable Achievement Award, for her work with Buy-A-Net. Debra for five years has lead this group to become the largest civilian-led malaria prevention initiative in Uganda and saves lives by providing insecticide-treated bed nets and malaria prevention education free-of-charge one village at a time. Her efforts have helped protect more than 100,000 lives from malaria.
St. Martha Catholic School, Kingston, raised over $1,500.00 through the year long “Teacher Dress-Down Toonie Fridays”.
In celebration of Girl Guides Canada’s ” World Thinking Day”: theme “stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and other diseases”, Girl Guides across Canada support Buy-a-Net. Kingston & Winnipeg Girl Guiders have raised enough money to net nearly 2 villages. Thank you Girl Guides for “Thinking” and learning about the effects malaria has on our world, and for saving lives from malaria.