2012 Countdown to Congress Challenge Begins Now

Learn how you could win a spot to see a net distribution in action during a UN Foundation and JCI Nothing But Nets trip to Africa.

Since the JCI Nothing But Nets campaign began in 2008, we’ve seen great progress in the global campaign to end malaria deaths. When we started, a child died of malaria every 30 seconds. Then last year, it became every 45 seconds. Now, a child dies of malaria every 60 seconds. Although the numbers show the campaign against malaria has been effective, we all know that even one child dying of malaria is too many. 

 In 2012, the stakes are getting higher. The UN Foundation is offering JCI members a once-in-a-lifetime experience as a prize for the JCI Countdown to Congress. Using a new online fundraising platform called Crowdrise, JCI National Organizations and members can compete to win. 

The Competition is On

Beginning in 2009, JCI National Organizations have joined the competition to raise money to save lives leading up to each JCI World Congress in the JCI Nothing But Nets Countdown to Congress Challenge.  

In 2012, the UN Foundation is offering a prize for winners of the 2012 Countdown to Congress Challenge: the opportunity to join the UN Foundation during a trip to Africa to observe a net distribution in action. Each of the top three JCI National Organization winners will have the chance to select one representative to join a UN Foundation observation trip in early 2013. Additionally, the top individual fundraiser will have the opportunity to join the observation trip. 

 The JCI National Organization winners will be decided by total donations raised from January 1, 2012 until the beginning of the 2012 JCI World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan. The individual winner will be determined by total donations raised by that individual from January 1, 2012 until the beginning of World Congress. Anyone is eligible to win as an individual, including members, nonmembers and friends of JCI. 

Get Started

To begin your fundraising for the 2012 JCI Countdown to Congress, create your own team on Crowdrise (https://www.crowdrise.com/jcinothingbutnets). 

  1. Find your JCI National Organization team on the “Team Leaderboard.”
  2. Under the team name, click “Join the Team.”
  3. Under “Sign In,” click “Sign Up.”
  4. Enter your name, password and birthday. 
  5. Personalize your page with photos and your story about why JCI Nothing But Nets is important. 

When you’re signed up, start fundraising to send nets and save lives. Send the link to your page to your friends, family and other JCI members by email, Facebook, Twitter or any other way. 

 Throughout the campaign, you can see your progress on the Crowdrise page

Rules and Details

What is an observation trip? In 2011, JCI joined the UN Foundation and members of JCI Cameroon to better understand how net distributions work. Learn more about the trip to Cameroon

The competition rules are as follows:

  1. Crowdrise is the preferred way to donate for this competition, but all other donation methods will be accepted, including online donations to the UN Foundation’s Netraiser system, check, cash or wire transfer. 
  2. Three JCI National Organizations will be selected as winners of the Countdown to Congress. These winners will be the three JCI National Organizations that raise the most money between January 1, 2012 and the beginning of the 2012 JCI World Congress. Donations must be received by JCI World Headquarters in order to be counted. Donations that are pledged but not received will not be eligible for the Countdown to Congress. 
  3. Each of the three JCI National Organizations that win the Countdown to Congress will be eligible to select one member from that JCI National Organization to attend the UN Foundation observation trip in the beginning of 2013. The cost of the trip for these three individuals will not be paid for by the UN Foundation or JCI. The cost must be paid by the JCI National Organization or the individual. 
  4. One individual will be selected as the winner of the Countdown to Congress. This individual will be the person who raises the most money for JCI Nothing But Nets between January 1, 2012 and the beginning of the 2012 JCI World Congress. Donations must be received by JCI World Headquarters in order to be counted. Donations that are pledged but not received will not be eligible for the Countdown to Congress.
  5. This individual winner will be eligible to attend the UN Foundation observation trip in the beginning of 2013. The cost of the trip for this individual will not be paid for by the UN Foundation or JCI. The cost must be paid by the individual’s JCI National Organization, JCI Local Organization or the individual themself.
  6. The observation trip will be scheduled under the direction of the UN Foundation. 

If you have any questions about the Countdown to Congress or Crowdrise, email [email protected]

Start your Crowdrise team today and send nets to save lives in the 2012 Countown to Congress Challenge

Source: https://www.jci.cc/media/en/18619/2012

 

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