What’s the biggest present you ever received?
Maybe it was a giant box under the Christmas tree this past year … or a bicycle your parents hid in the garage for one of your childhood birthdays.
There’s just something about a giant, beautifully wrapped present that can make us all giddy with excitement.
Recently, one community in Uganda received a present that was 8 feet wide, 9 feet tall, and 40 feet long! It didn’t come with a big shiny bow, but it was still the greatest gift they had received in a long time — it was a shipping container packed full of lifesaving medical supplies.
When you cover the cost to ship a container full of critical aid, you’re not just giving a gift that will be opened once then put away. You’re giving a gift that will help feed a child on the brink of starvation, provide the medical supplies for a sick father to undergo a successful surgery, and help save lives in so many other ways.
A perfectly timed gift arrives in Uganda
The container of medical equipment that was shipped to Uganda couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. The local doctors and hospitals were battling the coronavirus without the proper equipment they needed to stay healthy themselves.
The medical workers were so excited when they saw the trucks arrive carrying boxes of protective gear! Some of the items they received included:
• 1,500 full kits of personal protective equipment
• 4,200 N95 face masks
• 500 wearable air purifying respirators
Uganda’s Ministry of Health gratefully received the items and will help distribute them to all of the hospitals where coronavirus patients are being treated. It was the largest medical donation they have received since the pandemic spread to the country in March.
“The government is happy, and the medical workers are the happiest!” our Ugandan partner said. “Millions shall be saved by this donation.”
Before this gift of medical supplies arrived, several doctors and nurses have contracted the virus because they had no protection. But these boxes full of gloves, masks, respirators, and other items will now help keep everyone safe!
When you ship supplies, you change lives
When you help ship a container filled with aid, you will help improve so many lives … like Asha’s.
Asha was one of thousands of people who benefited from a container that arrived in Nepal earlier this year. At 63, Asha’s feeble body prevented her from walking and standing on her own anymore. She stayed in the hospital, confined to a bed.
So, she was thrilled to learn that the container recently delivered to the hospital contained walkers and crutches — along with vital sign monitors, EKG machines, stretchers, exam tables, 10,000 hygiene kits, and so much more!
Asha received a walker, and for the first time in a long time she was able to stand! She’s now on her feet and enjoying every minute of it. Asha didn’t just gain her mobility back … she gained her independence. And for that, she is so grateful.
Still, other children, grandparents, healthcare workers, and more around the world are in desperate need of rescuing … especially now as many countries are still in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many hospitals worldwide lack the proper equipment needed to care for the sick and injured. Out-of-work families struggling throughout this crisis need food. And children living in poverty need basic necessities like clothes and shoes.
You can help ship these supplies they urgently need.
How it works
Many corporations, organizations, small businesses, and individuals donate gifts-in-kind. These gifts include medical equipment, clothing, and shelf-stable foods to send to communities in need. The problem is, without the money to ship these supplies, they will never reach the people who need them most. They’ll just remain sitting in our distribution center.
That’s where you come in.
For $12,500, you, your company, or your church can ship an entire container packed full of lifesaving aid. Your container will travel to a country like Jordan, Guatemala, or Rwanda where it will begin to transform people’s lives.
We know this is no small request … but just consider the incredible impact your gift will make. Your $12,500 will ship around $300,000 worth of essential goods. So, your donation multiplies!
All those relief items that you send will be enough to help rescue approximately 8,750 people!
That’s huge. Plus, your gift is tax-deductible.
Many companies choose to give in this way because it helps their business’ charitable dollars go even further. Don’t own or work for a company that can donate? Maybe you can start a fundraiser at your church or in your local community.
Even if you can’t ship an entire container right now, you can still click here to give whatever amount you are able and join others in sharing the cost of one container.
Or if you are interested in donating gifts-in-kind, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However you choose to give, you will be helping people in desperate need around the world.
People like Asha are waiting for your help. If you can, please get involved in this rescue mission. Please give today to help ship lifesaving supplies.
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