Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. Every $10 contribution to Nothing But Nets covers the cost of purchasing a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net, distributing it, and educating communities on its use. While the UN Foundation had been working with the United Methodist Church to fight malaria for years, it was Rick Reilly's column about malaria in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his reader to donate at least $10 for the purchase of anti-malaria bed nets, that led to the creation of the Nothing But Nets campaign in 2006.