Imagine No Malaria update: The swatting continues

Youth Group at St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT, is asking their congregation to help fight malaria through their Imagine No Malaria Home Run Challenge. Read more below.

December 11, 2015

Through alternative giving and end-of-year giving, the New England Conference is moving steadily toward our 100,000 lives goal! Every gift is valuable – as is every life that is healed or protected with medication, information, communication and prevention of malaria.

Thank you to all the churches and donors who have shared their stories or submitted goal forms – your commitment and support for this initiative is truly blessing all!

Recent stories

  • Trinity UMC in Farmington, ME is offering net filled ornaments to support Imagine No Malaria!
  •  Pearl St. UMC and Central UMC in Brockton, MA, funds support 409 lives to date! Immanuel in Waltham, MA, impacted 890 lives!
  •  The Youth Group at St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT, is asking their congregation to help fight malaria by hitting it out of the park through their Imagine No Malaria Home Run Challenge! They have plastic baseball bats filled with gumballs. Take home a bat, remove the gumballs, and fill it with coins (or bills!). Then return the bat on Christmas Eve. Every penny helps!
  • Wesley UMC in Worcester, MA, saved another 132 lives meeting their goal to impact 200 lives this year!

We know these are just a sampling of the amazing efforts and creativity happening across New England. Thank you for your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you! New England Campaign Coordinator Bonnie Marden at

More news

The World Health Organization on Dec. 9 released its 2015 World Malaria Report. According to the report, 214 million malaria cases were reported worldwide in 2015, but the incidence of malaria decreased by 37 percent between 2000 and 2015, and in that time mortality rates decreased by 60 percent.
ReRun Shoes continues to support the New England Conference based on donations of used shoes. Thanks to all the New England Sole Savers!

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