After attending this year’s Confirmation Day, the confirmation class from Papillion St. Paul’s UMC decided to take up Bishop Scott Jones on his challenge to raise funds for Imagine No Malaria. As a class they decided to raise funds by selling doughnuts during Sunday morning fellowship time between services.
The Sunday before the sales, the class presented a skit to the congregation to bring awareness about the Imagine No Malaria campaign, and to announce the doughnut sales. They let everyone know that for every $10 raised a mosquito net could be purchased. Any donation amount would get a doughnut, but $10 doughnuts were encouraged. The class set a goal for 100 nets to be purchased. To track their progress throughout the morning, they had a graph that was marked with a mosquito that inched up as they got closer to their goal. It didn’t take them long to realize the goal would be smashed, and they had to alter their graph to show where they were. After all the donations had been received, the confirmation class raised $1,933 for Imagine No Malaria – enough for 193 bed nets!