Anyone—even kids—can make a difference and save lives.
Grace and Preston are proof of that. Several years ago, after the Indian Ocean tsunami, Grace (then a middle school student) coordinated a car wash that raised more than $1,100.
Not long ago, she felt it was time to do something again. She and her mom found a story about kids with malaria. When Grace realized how many children were dying and how easily malaria can be treated, she knew this was what she wanted to do. She decided to raise money to save kids lives.
Soon her brother, Preston, joined her. He said, “Kids can make a difference, and adults will want to help us!” He suggested that kids could also reach out to local businesses and community leaders. So, between Grace and Preston, and the help from their parents, friends, and Medical Teams International, they have put together an outreach for the entire Portland area. Grace and Preston are
- organizing their friends to gather donations and spread the word.
- working in their schools and at church to look for people to donate.
- contacting local businesses, asking for support.
- asking for donations through their Web site, Kids Fight Malaria.
- sending out press releases and organizing a press conference.
At this point, Grace, Preston, and their friends have raised more than $6,000, which means they have saved the lives of more than 400 kids!
You can join them in the fight against malaria and be a kid who makes a difference.
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