Day 360: Global Links
Entering into the final week of Living Philanthropic, year one! It’s been an amazing journey that has introduced me to many great people and a plethora of amazing organizations! Day 360 is no different, Global Links is dedicated to turning medical surplus into life saving supplies for countries in need of improved health care.
Global Links was founded in 1989 by three women who had worked together in the mid-1980s and had each traveled extensively in the developing world. Having seen firsthand severe shortages of even basic healthcare services in many communities in these countries, they created a not-for-profit organization to recover usable medical materials and provide them to health facilities in need around the world. The trio soon decided to center the majority of Global Links’ U.S. collection efforts on developing relationships with hospitals rather than manufacturers. Because U.S. medical manufacturers are solicited heavily by many international aid organizations, merely adding another organization only reapportions the existing supply of available goods. Alternatively, U.S. hospitals provide a relatively untapped source of materials that otherwise would be put into landfills. Redirecting these materials benefits healthcare facilities in need as well as the environment.
Amount Donated: $5
To support Global Links, please visit: http://www.globallinks.org