St. Titus’ Episcopal Church has collaborated with students from the Master’s in Public Policy Department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina to develop an Action Plan for soliciting support for the NetsforLife Campaign. The students selected NetsforLife as their class project and have been meeting with Marguerite Peebles, NetsforLife Coordinator at St. Titus, to identify fundraising strategies. The graduate students developed an Action Plan format, an Excel spreadsheet for tracking donations, and an informational packet for distributing to potential supporters. In order to reach beyond the church family, a request letter soliciting financial support will be sent to community and faith-based groups in the Durham area. Data related to the deadly affects of malaria and the need to provide quality education will be shared with all groups, along with a NetsforLife pamphlet. Pictured are NCCU grad students with Mrs. Peebles (far right) as they discuss their Action Plan.
In addition to collaborating with NCCU students, the Triangle Park Chapter (TPC) of Links, Inc., a service organization that consists of professional service-minded women from Wake, Orange and Durham counties has selected NetsforLife as one of their projects. The TPC contributed to the campaign at St. Titus and plans to continue soliciting donations throughout the year.
Submitted by Net Rep Marguerite D. Peebles, April 2011