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.
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.