IOWA STUDENTS CARE is a program of the Simon Estes Foundation that is engaging students across the state of Iowa to assist in eliminating malaria in Africa and saving the lives of millions of children. According to the World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization, an estimated 660,000 children die annually from malaria. This estimate ranges from 610,000 to 971,000 deaths. By providing a treated bed net that children can sleep under, their lives can be saved. Simon Estes and the Simon Estes Foundation are deeply committed to this cause and very much appreciate Iowa students joining us in this effort.
As the Simon Estes Foundation works to raise funds to eliminate malaria in Africa, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the United Nations Foundation and its Nothing But Nets Campaign. This partnership will provide the Simon Estes Foundation with access to resources to ensure that the funds generated by our Eliminate Malaria Campaign will directly benefit children in Africa.
We are honored that both Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds publicly endorsed the Simon Estes Foundation's Eliminate Malaria Campaign at the recent School Administrators of Iowa Conference held in Des Moines on August 7, 2013.
SELL A CD—SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE
IOWA STUDENTS CARE is actively involved in selling the CD titled Save the Children, Save Their Lives which Simon Estes recently recorded here in Iowa. The price of the CD is $15.00 and he will donate $5.00 from the purchase of every CD to buy a treated bed net to save the life of a child in Africa. We are asking students across Iowa, at all grade levels, to be a part of IOWA STUDENTS CARE and to sell at least three (3) CDs to help save the lives of children in Africa. To participate in this unique statewide effort, download the School CD Sales Registration Form on the right, complete the form and email it to email@example.com. Once your school is registered, you can either have the CDs shipped directly to your school on consignment or students can download the Student CD Sales Order Form on the right.
We also want to offer support to each school that helps save the lives of children in Africa. For every CD sold at your school, Simon Estes will donate $5.00 to your school. As an example, if your students sell 1,000 CDs, he will send a $5,000 donation to your school.
IOWA STUDENTS CARE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
On December 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm, Simon Estes will be performing a concert at Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. It will bring awareness and raise funds to support the Simon Estes Foundation’s Eliminate Malaria Campaign. As part of the concert, there will be the IOWA STUDENTS CARE CHOIR in which we plan to have students from all of Iowa’s 99 counties. The choir will be directed by Dr. James Rodde, Director of Choral Activities at Iowa State University. We would like to extend an invitation for you to send your best vocal students to be a part of the choir for this very special event. To participate, download the School Choir Registration Form on the right, complete the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your group exceeds this range, please contact us at email@example.com. The music to be sung will be drawn from standard Christmas Carols and will also include the Hallelujah Chorus. The Hallelujah Chorus will be performed with the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestra conducted by Maestro Joseph Giunta. Music scores will be made available on this website to download by October 1. We ask that the students be fully prepared, as there will be one rehearsal late morning on the day of the concert. Lunch will be provided between the rehearsal and the concert.