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Apr 17, 2019

1st Q 2019:

Dear valued Global Health Charities donor:

We've had a busy start to 2019, thanks to your support. Following are some highlights from the past few months!

  • If you attended our 2018 GHC Fall Gala, then you heard Ms. Rhonda Walker, the Morning News Anchor at WDIV TV 4 News Detroit, talk about her charity, the Rhonda Walker Foundation for teen girls. Ms. Walker shared her passion for Global Health Charities' mission and the work that we do for women in other countries. On Sunday, March 24th, members of Rhonda's foundation got together at the Detroit Public Library to assemble 100 Clean Birth Kits. See picture above!
  • They say we all rise by lifting others, and that is what happened on February 6th at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (OLS) in Farmington, Michigan. OLS was hosting and housing South Oakland Shelter (SOS) guests for one week. SOS works to successfully end homelessness for individuals and families in crisis, and the guests are currently homeless being hosted by various congregations in the Metro Detroit area. The guests and volunteers assembled 72 Clean Birth Kits for women and infants in developing countries. We were impressed with the young guests (some as young as five) who were so interested in what we were doing and did such a great job assembling with some oversight of course!
  • Last year, on #internationalwomensday, GHC donated 1,000 Clean Birth Kits to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (International Project Services) in Nigeria. On #internationalwomensday2019, we received word from the sisters that with the help of the Clean Birth Kits we supplied last year, they have had zero infant or maternal deaths. Of course there are many factors involved in their success, however, our kits are part of the equation and we are so honored to support the sister’s work in Nigeria.
  • On April 4th, the Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Chi, the professional pharmacy fraternity at the University of Michigan, hosted a clean birth kit assembly on campus. Because of this assembly, we have exceeded 11,000 Clean Birth Kits!
  • And lastly, Global Health Charities is honored to have been vetted by GlobalGiving as demonstrating the highest level of engagement and/or effectiveness possible over the past year. GG Rewards is the system GlobalGiving uses to reward nonprofits that demonstrate listening to the people they serve, learning, and improving their impact, and GHC has earned "Super Star" status for the second year in a row!

We are excited to continue to expand our network, provide more education and outreach on this critical issue, and deliver more Clean Birth Kits into the hands of women who need them most!

Patricia Williams, Founder and Susan McAdams, Board Member

Submitted by Susan McAdams, Board Member

Jan 7, 2019

4th Q 2018: Nepal distribution, college fraternity assembly and a 5K in London!

A very Happy New Year to our treasured donors!

Our 2018 fourth quarter was eventful and we wanted to share some highlights and photos! You continue to positively impact the women we serve, and we are grateful!

  • We delivered Clean Birth Kits to Gorkha Hospital and to the Mayor of Dang, via Rapti Academy of Health Sciences; these will all be distributed in rural Nepal.
  • We held a Clean Birth Kit assembly at Hope College's Fraternal Society (Holland, MI, USA) with a wonderful group of young men! We believe one of our strengths at GHC is our ability to help educate and inspire youth to take action!

We continued to experience first-hand that people are GOOD. Read below for what we feel is a very special story about one of our Global Giving donors and her colleagues and friends!

In October '18, we noticed we were getting a number of donations via Global Giving in British currency. We're located in the US, and although we see foreign currency donations, there were several in a very short time frame! We researched...

A women we have never met, Abbie Hutty (we hope you are reading this!), had decided to holding a 10k Run for GHC at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on November 1st, and the donations were from her donors--many of YOU!

The clincher: Ms. Hutty was 8 months pregnant. She had discovered our organization, and was shocked at how often women and infants in other countries die to lack of clean supplies. So she decided to do something about it and planned a run to raise money for Global Health Charities.

As she states:
"I've never done a sponsored event before, but now is the time. A scary run to make global birth less scary. My long suffering husband and I will be running 10k, me with an in-built extra passenger, and him with a bump-sized pumpkin passenger. Photos will be provided. Dig deep - £4 can save a life, but there's a bulk discount!"

We are in awe of Ms. Hutty and all of the donors that contributed to this event. We are grateful to all of you! And we wish we had been in London on November 1st to be your biggest cheerleaders and finish-line fans! Bravo to all of you! 

The campaign raised $1,498! We have yet to meet Abbie or the event's many donors, but you all have a special place in our hearts!

Here's to a wonderful 2019, to expanding our network, providing more education and outreach on this critical issue, and getting more Clean Birth Kits into the hands of women who need them most! And best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hutty's growing family!

Patricia Williams, Founder
Susan McAdams, Board Member


Submitted by Susan McAdams, Board Member

Oct 9, 2018

GHC delivered kits to Nepal in October!

Dear very valued donor,

Two years ago, GHC personally delivered clean birth kits to Ghorka Hospital, located at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake, and we promised at that time to return. On Wed., October 3rd, GHC fulfilled that promise as we returned with 100 more kits to be delivered in a community where 40% of the births happen at home and without access to clean supplies. These kits were assembled by nurse graduates at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan, who chose to assemble these kits as part of their service project.

300 Clean Birth Kits were also delivered to the Mayor of Dang via Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, and will be distributed via health outposts in Nepal.

October has also been very busy, as we are planning for GHC's Annual Gala, "Let Life Bloom"  on Friday, October 12th at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle in MIchigan! 

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support and generosity!

Patricia Williams, Founder

Submitted by Susan McAdams, Board Member

 
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