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

Jun 22, 2018

Midway through the year!

Dear very valued donor,

It's June, and we are excited to announce that, in large part thanks to you, Global Health Charities was recently able to donate 1,500 Clean Birth Kits to women and infants in Zambia through the Catholic Medical Mission Board. We are very excited for the CMMB partnership and the ability to impact so many women and infants.

In the Spring, we were also able to send 1,000 kits to eleven clinics in Nigeria through the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. This is the second shipment to the sisters, who had reported that the kits had been very useful in the maternity clinics. Our work with the Daughters of Charity was featured inThe Michigan Catholic --please see the link below!

We look forward to planning for several upcoming assemblies:

  • Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish - Clean Birth Kit assembly

  • SERVE students, Ann Arbor (3 days of volunteer work, will include a Clean Birth Kit assembly)

  • International School of Bangkok high school reunion - Clean Birth Kit assembly

We are also getting ready to launch our GHC Birthday Club! We ask donors to consider donating just $10 per month every month. Every month, you will know you are helping a mother and her infant in another country experience a clean birth! Small donation; huge impact.

Lastly, we are busy planning for GHC's Annual Gala on Friday, October 12th at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle in MIchigan! SAVE THE DATE if you are able to attend, and email us for more info: smcadams@globalhealthcharities.org.

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

Patricia Williams, Founder and President

 

 

 

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