Brother's Brother Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 770
1200 Galveston Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 USA
Distribution of donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, educational supplies and humanitarian items (food and shoes) through worldwide distribution organizations to aid in improving the living conditions, health and welfare of those in need.
International health program: working with domestic and in-country relief organizations, bbf's medical program provides pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment to promote international health. Bbf receives donated goods from corporations, hospitals and individuals throughout the united states. Pharmaceutical donations include analgesics, antibiotics, hypertensive, anti-fungal and diabetes medications. Medical supplies and equipment range from syringes, bandages, gloves and surgical instruments to crutches, wheelchairs, exam tables, hospital beds and operating room tables. In an effort to increase aid to areas where it is most needed, bbf embarked on an africa medical initiative centered around the delivery of requested medical items to both mission and general hospitals in countries in africa. In 2014, bbf sent 113 containers of requested pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment. Bbf provided supplies for 270 hand-carry medical and humanitarian mission trips at no cost to the mission teams. These trips allow bbf to serve and reach additional marginalized populations. The containers and mission trips went to 56 recipient countries around the world. In 2014, bbf worked with recipients in ten different african countries to supply 26 containers (part of the total medical container shipments), 7 smaller shipments, and 1 air shipment of materials to hospitals, clinics, health centers, and other institutions. Bbf worked with partners in tanzania, zimbabwe, liberia, malawi, ghana, democratic republic of the congo, sierra leone, gabon, togo, and nigeria.
international education program: brother's brother foundation (bbf) receives donated new text books and educational material from a number of large u. S. - based publishers. Bbf works with trusted partner organizations to ensure that all donated educational material will improve the access and quality of education for disadvantaged children and out-of-school youth in recipient countries. In 2014, bbf sent over 2,604,779 text books and educational supplies (120 container loads) to 26 recipient countries. Though most of bbf's donations are distributed outside the united states, one project in particular provided new text books and educational materials to faith-based and charter schools, head start programs and american reservation schools and libraries throughout the us
international humanitarian program: bbf receives a variety of humanitarian donations including new shoes and clothing from u. S. Manufacturers. In addition to prompt disaster response, bbf provides ongoing requested humanitarian donations through in-country partner agencies.
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As a previous board member and a physician with mission experience in Haiti, I was extremely impressed with BBF commitment in obtaining donated materials/medications. At that time (about 12 yrs ago) they were working out of a very basic facility, yet still managed amazing results. I watched as they expanded to a much improved site while still maintaining a remarkable efficient program. Their ongoing low administrative expense profile reflects the heart of the group and, in particular, Dr. Luke Hingson. His sort of folksy style hides a deep sense of care to providing for so many in need throughout the world. In spite of moving away from Pittsburgh 7 years ago, I never miss a chance to continue my financial support knowing that my efforts will be rewarded to those in need. I encourage anyone who is uncertain on where to give support to strongly consider this gem in the non-profit world.
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