Meet the Beaders

NETwork involves volunteers throughout the country.  Beaders make and sell NETwork jewelry to help raise funds for malaria bednets.  Get to know some of our exceptional volunteers who are not much different from you.  NETwork is always looking for more help.  If it beading sounds like fun to you, or you want to get involved in a different way, e-mail NETworkAgainstMalaria@gmail.com to join our team!

Meet Conor

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I got involved to learn how to turn good intentions into actual positive change.

What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

I think aglets are hilarious!

 

Meet Rachel

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

The name of the group caught my attention, because I've never had an opportunity to fight malaria before.  Once I joined the group, I loved it!

What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

My favorite holiday is the 4th of July.  I like it more than Christmas!

Meet Gretchen

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?
There was a NETwork beading event going on in Kiewit (at Creighton University) and it sounded fun so I went and liked the cause. I also like beading and making jewelry and if I can do what I like and make a difference then I definitely will.



What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?
I can relate to almost anything in a Garfield comic strip.

 

Meet Beth

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I became a beader because my high school foreign language program was involved in something similar to NETwork Against Malaria and I really feel it is an effective way to campaign against malaria in an area where vaccinations aren't readily available.


What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

I'll probably end up doing most of my beading during car rides of speech trips and while watching Gilmore Girls with my roommate.  I am so excited!

 

Meet Meghan

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?
I wanted to become apart of NETwork Against Malaria because I strongly support their mission of helping provide Malaria nets to families in Uganda. Malaria is a devastating disease, and it is unacceptable that this preventable disease takes the lives of so many people. Unlike many of the other online organizations, I felt like I could really make a personal impact on the Ugandan

people. I also feel that I know exactly where my money is going, and who it is going to. The focus of distributing the nets to schoolchildren and families is practical and effective.
The beading aspect of NETwork makes it unique and sets it apart from other organizations. Making the beautiful bracelets with friends is fun and rewarding knowing that the money made will save many lives. I love being a NETwork Against Malaria Beader and I would strongly encourage others to jump in and help this worthy cause!



What is something you would like NETwork suppporters to know about you or a fun fact?

A fun fact about myself is that I play tennis, golf and I swim and ski.  I love to travel with my family and meet new people.  I love to spend time with freinds and my chocolate lab, Herbert


 

Meet George

What NETwork is Doing
Past Distributions

Meet Madelyn

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I am a co-founder of NETwork Against Malaria.  I have been beading since it began! 


What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?
I bought Taylor Swift's album right when it came out for no apparant reason.  Now I have every song memorized.

 

Meet Jonathon

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

It seemed like a fun way to help people!



What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

I have broken my left arm twice.

Meet Melissa

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?
At first I became a beader because it was for a good organization that helped other people. Once I started going more frequently I enjoyed beading. It became a new hobby of mine. I now bead because I enjoy it, and I know that I have impacted someone else’s life.

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?


I decided to become a beader because I felt like  being so would be enjoyable. Why not NETwork Against Malaria?


 

Meet Jay

Why did you decide to become a beader? 

I decided to become a beader because it was something that was very easy and simple to do, but went to an awesome cause.



Why NETwork Against Malaria?
NETwork Against Malaria is an organization that at the moment I heard what they did, fell in love. I think this is an awesome organization with awesome goals and ability to achieve them.

Meet Lauren

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I decided to help out because I saw a booth about it at NCYC in Missouri. It hit me how many people there are suffering out there and I really felt like I had to help. I felt like my life wouldn't be satisfied if I didn't do something to help.



What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

A fun fact about myself is that I love to dance. Dancing is my passion.

Meet Shea

Meet Jenny

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I wanted to be involved.



What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

I am a champion Irish dancer.

Meet Ben

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I started to help NETwork after someone mentioned I should join it. Ever since I took that step NETwork has been a major influence in my life and has inspired me to help the less fortunate. Beading is easy fun for all ages and is a great way to start being active in charity.


What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

I nominated myself to be the Supreme Grand Chancellor of the Althoff NETwork chapter but wound up with the title of Event Coordinator.

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I was presented with the opportunity to save thousands of lives simply by putting together strands of jewelry while having fun with friends.


What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?

My favorite sport is softball, and I hope to go on to be an art major.

Meet Dustin

Why did you decide to become a beader?

I know that Ugandan children have problems much worse than I'll ever see.  I feel as though helping serve others is the best way to make me feel good about myself and have a good time. 

Why NETwork Against Malaria?

NETwork is really calming after a day of classes, and what better way to have some time to just talk with friends?  When a close friend told me about NETwork, I wanted to start a chapter myself; trust me, it was much easier than I expected to start a chapter.

Meet Leah

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

My older sister is invlved and itroduced the group to me when I became a freshman.  I attended a meeting and realized how interesting this group is and how supporting it is to the people of Uganda.



What is something you would like NETwork Supporters to know about yourself or a fun fact?
I have never broken a bone and I love helping and babysitting little kids.

Meet Raeann

Why did you decide to become a beader?  Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I decided to become a beader because I love making jewelry, and why not do what I love while also helping people?
Why NETwork? Why not!

Meet Lydia

Why did you decide to become a beader?  
I decided to become a beader when I realized how devastating malaria is to the country of Uganda. Those small paper beads can stretch across the world and change lives by fighting malaria. I became a beader so I could use my skills to make a difference in the lives of innocent people affected by that ancient disease.



Why NETwork Against Malaria?

I chose to support NETwork Against Malaria because it is a simple and beautiful way to practice creative skills, get involved in the community, and help others.