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Skeeter Walk Logos
We've created two different logos — you choose the one you like best and use it on flyers, letters, posters, etc. There's a large .jpg version for large-format items, and a .png for use in Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
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Bulletin inserts for your church — these tell the story of people in the NYAC whose lives have been affected by malaria.
Check back here soon for more materials to support your Skeeter Walk.
Scroll down this page for great fundraiser ideas.
FACT: Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa. Millions of lives, needlessly lost each year. A continent. Entire nations…slipping away. Slipping through life’s precious net.
FACT: Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of malaria. Today, because of your dedicated and generous support, malaria’s impact has been cut in half according to the World Health Organization (World Malaria Report 2011), Obviously, we seek to end all preventable deaths from malaria, so our journey continues….
Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother.
Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. We fight malaria with a comprehensive model. Learn more>>
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito. – African Proverb
What is the most religious insect? A Mosque-ito.
Why are mosquitoes religious? They prey on us.
What has antlers and sucks blood? A moose-quito.
Why did the mosquito go to the dentist? To improve his bite.
What’s a mosquito’s favorite sport? Skin-diving.
Churches in the New York Annual Conference have come up with some creative ideas to raise money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
Walkers are sponsored for each lap they do. Visuals help convey the message of the walk! Some walks are planned around a swamp, a pond or on a rail trail. For walks held at a track, participants carry a prop like a fly swatter.
No Mosquito Garden
Citronella seeds and plants are sold along with a ‘no mosquito’ sign to be placed in the garden (Beware: Parts of the plant are poisonous if EATEN. )
Making Citronella Candles
Citronella candles are sold to be used outdoors.
Trick-or-treating for Imagine No Malaria
Trick-or-treaters will carry a brochure with information about Imagine No Malaria. Each child will design a small box to collect money.
Sponsoring tables at local events, supermarkets, etc…
Groups provide information about the No Malaria program. Creative games like Pin-the-Net-Around-the-Children (Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey) attract people to the table.
Participants design a costume for a mosquito and the audience votes for best costume (adapted from the Malaria No More Campaign’s Nowhere to Hide).
Imagine No Malaria
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Nothing But Nets
No More Malaria Jeopardy
Groups host a game show using the design found on the Imagine No Malaria website:
Groups help homeowners locate and get rid of places mosquito larvae may be hatching.
Participants are sponsored for a 24-hour marathon of non-stop mosquito swatting (clapping).
Mosquito and transformer costumes and props as seen at Annual Conference 2012 are available to borrow from the Learning Center. Contact email@example.com to reserve.
Let us know what your church is doing!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share your idea.
Mosquito jokes from: http://www.ahajokes.com/mosquito_jokes.html