Imagine No Malaria encourages churches to #BringChange to celebrate World Malaria Day April 25. United Methodists are joining the movement across the nation to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria. They are hosting events and enterprises, such as pancake breakfasts, lemonade stands, 5K walks and fashion shows. This UMC initiative is dedicated to preventing and treating malaria, a global disease that kills one child every 60 seconds.
Participants also are encouraged to literally bring change – and also contribute dollar bills and checks – using special Imagine No Malaria donation box banks at events throughout the month. Imagine No Malaria has created resources for churches to use to host and promote events and to create social media buzz with #BringChange:
Imagine No Malaria is committed to ending death and suffering from malaria through prevention, communication, trained health workers and facilities, and grassroots education. To date, INM has raised more than $66 million in gifts and pledges. United Methodists across the world are working hard to reach and celebrate the initiative’s $75 million goal before the denomination’s General Conference in 2016.
Safe, secure and easy giving opportunities are available on the site so that anyone can participate and join the effort to eliminate this disease. Visitors can make one-time gifts and pledges of any amount, but many individuals participate with a recurring pledge of $28 per month over three years, to potentially save the lives of up to 100 children at risk for contracting the deadly disease.
About Imagine No Malaria
Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting faith into action to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. With a comprehensive approach to fighting this killer disease, Imagine No Malaria empowers the people of Africa to improve health infrastructure and achieve a sustainable victory over malaria.