The Clarke Cares Foundation began with Clarke, a global environmental products and services company that develops and delivers environmentally responsible mosquito control and aquatic services. The company’s commitment to community – one of Clarke’s three passions, together with innovation and sustainability – sparked the desire for a big project to give back to those in need.
Clarke decided on a net program to provide relief from mosquito-borne diseases in suffering communities. The company was uniquely positioned to launch this effort based on their focus on mosquito control products and services, and their ability to distribute on a global scale.
To best get nets in the hands of those who need it most, Clarke sought to team up with a global organization with complementary goals and capabilities. They found an ideal fit in The Carter Center, which was already providing medicine and aid on the ground in Kanke, Nigeria. The Carter Center immediately recognized how mosquito nets could contribute to their relief efforts, and so in 2008 the Clarke Cares Foundation was born.
Since then, the Clarke Cares Foundation has been working in support of The Carter Center to provide nets and education to thousands of families in Nigeria – one of the most endemic countries in Africa for lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis) and malaria, both deadly and preventable mosquito-borne illnesses.
Programs: The Foundation’s yearlong programs drive donations and distribute nets to communities in need. The Net for Net Project aims to deliver mosquito bed nets to Nigerian families, with Clarke matching each donation.
Events: Events are regularly hosted in support of the Foundation to raise funds and spread awareness. Successful events include a show at Chicago’s House of Blues in which 700 people attended, as well as affiliate-hosted events like golf outings and church fundraisers.
Internal: Clarke remains actively involved in driving the Foundation’s mission internally, by providing matching gifts for Clarke employees and spreading awareness and interest among customers and colleagues.
From struggling communities to disaster zones, the Foundation is constantly looking for areas where our resources and expertise can reduce suffering from mosquito-borne diseases. We hope you join us in this effort to help those who need it most.