Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds in Africa and bed nets are the most cost-effective
way to protect children from the mosquitoes who carry this killer disease. The people
of The United Methodist Church are a founding partner in the “Nothing But Nets” campaign.
Every dollar given to the initiative is used to purchase and distribute bed nets
for children in Africa. Each $10 donation will pay
“Nothing But Nets” campaign aimed at reducing malaria deaths of children in Africa
for the purchase and distribution of an insecticide-treated bed net to a family in
Africa, as well as education about its use. A challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation will match contributions dollar for dollar up to $3 million.
Downloadable resources including suggestions about how churches can get involved,
graphics, and worship materials are available at the UM “Nothing But Nets” webpage.
United Methodists have been in mission in Africa for more than 160 years, operating
hospitals, clinics, schools and mission centers. Go to the UMC website to learn more.
If you work for a company that matches employee charitable giving, you just might
be able to double...triple...or even quadruple your gift to United Methodist mission!
Many companies match the gifts of their employees as part of their corporate responsibility
and/or community involvement. Each company has their own matching formula and procedures,
which they publicize to their employees. Most of these companies will not match the
gifts that you give to your local church.
You make a contribution to GBGM, Women’s Division, or UMCOR.
You fill out a matching-contribution form at your company’s human resources or community
relations office and submit it to the office for matching funds, along with a copy
of a canceled check/credit card receipt as proof of your contribution.
Your company disburses matching funds directly to GBGM, Women’s Division, or UMCOR.
We can all help to increase the corporate matching program by urging our families,
friends, and local church members to take advantage of the matching program in their
places of work. Tune in to your local public television station during pledge drives
to find out which companies in your community match individual contributions.
If a company needs proof that GBGM, the Women’s Division, or UMCOR is designated
a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, please call 211-870-3637 to get a copy of the
IRS determination letter.
Please let the board know when you have submitted a matching gift form to your company
so that they can request the GBGM be added to the donor list.
Multiply your mission dollars! Utilize your company’s matching gift program