Geneva traveled to Havana, Cuba in July of 2015 to deliver 1,000 gloves to Cuba's Ministry of Public Health. Cuba's healthcare program states: everyone has the right to health protection and care. As a result, states guarantee this right by providing free medical and hospital care. However, the rural medical service network is frequently in low supply of essential drugs and medical supplies. Through this donation, Gloves Go Global will ensure rural clinics will have a supply of medical examination gloves.
Gloves Go Global responded to the immediate need of gloves in Africa to deal with the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Wings of Hope President, Doug Clements, and the Director of Administration, Ann Voland stand next to a donation of 4,000 gloves that was taken to Sierra Leone to multiple clinics dealing with the Ebola outbreak.
Gloves Go Global had its first fundraiser in St. Louis this August at the Black Finn American Grille. 13 St. Louis area businesses donated gift cards and gift certificates for our raffle. Guests had the opportunity to enter the raffle for $10 per ticket and make tax deductible donations. We were able to raise $2,435 by the end of the night. Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who donated to our cause. We will definitely be able to grow to new heights in the coming year.
Gloves Go Global made a donation of 4,500 gloves to a children's clinic in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The Projecto Alajuelita Clinic serves approximately 12,500 Nicaraguan refugees and impoverished Costa Rican citizens. Without access to the national healthcare system, the refugees and uninsured Costa Ricans seek out their clinic to receive treatment and psychological services. The psychological services they provide to families is one of a kind in Costa Rica. The clinic is sponsored by the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC).
Before Gloves Go Global was a recognized non-profit organization, Geneva and Hannah brought gloves numerous times to Kenya. Before the Sugarbaker Memorial Clinic was built, they would give to the Tumaini Children's Project where temporary clinics were setup to see children. See the slideshow of photos from 2012 and before.