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Update: M&M Tubes Raise Money for Imagine No Malaria


Wisconsin Annual Conference
January 27th, 2015

Trinity UMC in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin set a goal of saving 1,000 lives from malaria. With an average attendance of 300, this church has pledged to raise $10,000 for INM this year!

Pastor Jeff Nicholas saw Advent as the perfect opportunity to get his church started in their INM involvement. Instead of Advent Calendars, he distributed tubes of mini M&M's to his congregation. He asked his members to take the tubes home, eat the M&M’s and then fill up the tube with quarters and bring it back to the church. Each tube can hold up to $14 in quarters, and all money collected was donated to Imagine No Malaria! “All of our ministry teams are excited about this live-saving challenge,” Pastor Nicholas said.
The kids of the church were especially excited to get involved. When they returned their M&M tubes, the children put a bug on the bed-net covered Christmas tree and they received either an INM temporary tattoo or a green bracelet.  The kids had fun collecting quarters in various ways – by asking friends and relatives, doing chores, and/or checking around the house.

As of January 23, 2015, Trinity UMC has saved 668 lives through the generosity of their congregation. But they aren’t done yet. Next up, the church is planning a Mardi Gras-themed dinner to support INM!