Monday, March 31, 2008

Headcoverings for Fun and Non-Profit

I thought this was a really neat little story. Nothing religious or medical about the hats, just a small fee. Read the full story at the Iowa City Press-Citizen: South East's Hat Day delivers Nothing But Nets.

Some children in Africa will be a little better protected from disease-carrying mosquitoes, thanks to the hat-wearing efforts of South East Junior High students.

About a third of the student population, or about 230 students, paid at least 50 cents each to be allowed to wear a hat at school Friday when hats and other head coverings are normally banned. The money that was raised, about $220, will benefit the Nothing But Nets campaign. The effort provides netting to families in Africa to protect them from mosquitoes that transmit often fatal diseases, such as malaria.

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