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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support

Mission: The Mission of Doctors Giving Back is to conduct health outreach programs in undeveloped and impoverished African countries.  We are a non profit medical relief organization that provides medical care, medicines, immunizations, food, clothing and clean water programs to villages and individuals who have nothing.  We are also currently working to remodel a hospital in the far western region of Ethiopia that serves over ONE MILLION people and has only 3 doctors on staff.  Our organization is currently also working with regional directors in this area to build an orphanage where there currently is none.  “Inspiring Hope, Spreading Love, Giving Life...”

Geographic areas served: Africa

Programs: An annual trip to ethopia was done and over 1,500 ethiopians were given medical care and necessary supplies including installing water purification systems.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Doctor's Giving Back is a great organization. I was first introduced to the organization through my church, about 3 or 4 years ago. I was serving on our Missions Committee and John & Jana Turns came and shared about Doctor's Giving Back and what they do. I fell in love with the bears because I crochet. I thought I want to help with making bears. After a couple of years I not only crochet bears but I head up the bear project. It is so much fun when people turn in their bears. Each one is so precious. The bears are as individual as each human being. Cute, sweet personalities.

My husband have attended and helped with the annual crab feed for the past 3 years. If you like crab this is some of the best.

If you want a great place to get involved here it is. Lots of ways to get involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the privilege to volunteer for Doctors Giving Back. What a great organization! and what a marvelous team to work with! I am so thankful to have found such an inspiring non-profit.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being apart of the DGB Medical Team for many years and I can honestly say that a day doesn't go by that I don't think about the life saving work that the DGB medical teams do when we travel to remote villages in Ethiopia. Most of the people we care for have never seen a doctor in their entire life and they are beyond thankful and elated that people will travel around the world just to show they care. The first trip I went on truly CHANGED. MY LIFE FOREVER and each trip since makes me thankful everyday for all the basic things I have... Food, Clean Water, Clothes, Shoes... Everyone in the world should have access to these basic things. DGB does their part to make this happen. Thanks for allowing me the privilege of working with such great people!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have traveled with this group to Ethiopia and have seen first hand how amazing their impact is. It's unbelievable how such a small, all-volunteer group can impact so many tens of thousands of lives. It's is also amazing that literally 100% of all funds raised go to the work, and not a dime is spent to pay anyone for their work. It is truly a great group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Doctors Giving Back! I first heard about them about seven or eight years ago at a Church and was touched by with all they are doing for these people! They have huge hearts and every year do more. I've followed them and love seeing the pictures and hearing the stories of what they've done. I try to donate something and they are always thrilled with what you can give. It's one organization I truly trust. This year I have the opportunity to help with there auction.

Donor

Rating: 5

Outstanding non-profit! They are very dedicated to their work. I love to see the outcome from all the hard work they do it's such a blessing to see. I'm a very proud supporter. Keep up the awesome job!

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a great non orofit organization! Their work in Africa with families, orphans, schools feeding programs is incredibly inspiring. All of that and providing medical care, medicines and supplies for so many people! So grateful to be able to support such an incredible organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former board member, (medically disabled), I have been able to see first-hand how small steps can turn into amazing life-saving steps.. As I am unable to make the annual medical-relief trips, I have been honored to be part of an organization that continues to provide life-saving medical care; life-saving water, immunizations, love and support to so many people. Many times, you feel that you cannot make a difference in this day and age. But you can. I am forever changed by the importance of banding together as a team that makes a difference in the world. Often, we feel that small steps don't make matter and are not worth it. But small steps do count and are worth it. From our early days at our local coffee house joining together while working on what was to became Doctors Giving Back to the realization of what ten years has truly provided. Each hand, coming together--can make a difference! Whether it is volunteering from home or making the life-altering trip, each and everyone of us can contribute and provide support. This organization is made up of so many wonderful individuals. Throughout the years, Doctors Giving Back has had the honor to work with individuals around the globe. No matter the capacity, diverse backgrounds or skills, we work together. No matter what the task, each task is imperative to the other. Anyone who wants to make a difference can volunteer and become part of this process.. Through this process, change is possible.

Although my feet may never reach Ethiopia, I am transported there throughout the year. Whether it is thinking about each drop of clean water that flows freely from my sink; clean clothes and food that is available to me everyday; a restful night's sleep not worrying about mosquito netting; or, walking miles and miles daily in 100-degree heat (without shoes) to collect water or receive medical attention. The smile of a small, beautiful child holding a teddy bear that our hands touched or to the critical medical supplies and water-filters that our team delivered to remote, isolated villages has forever changed me. Doctors Giving Back is an organization made up of 100% volunteers. I am so honored to have the privilege of volunteering with Doctors Giving Back and look forward to the amazing journey ahead!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

February 2016 - A Trip to Ethiopia changed my life! You don't give it a second thought when you turn on the faucet to get a drink of water, when you get dressed in the morning with clean clothes, put on a nice pair of shoes, and when your children want the latest iPhone. One trip to Save Lives in Ethiopia will give you an appreciation of how lucky we are to live in the Great USA. Doctors Giving Back does change lives, they provide water filers so the people can have clean water, medical treatment, clothes, shoes all that will save the people from disease and even death. When you see a child smile as they receive a new pair of shoes and a little knit toy bear, you turn your head so they don't see the tear in your eye. This organization has changed lives for over 10 years and they continue to make a difference in Ethiopia!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege to help Doctors Giving Back for about 10 years. I know the founders and volunteers personally and can attest to their selfless efforts and terrific results. I have seen countless photos and videos of their work with the under served providing medical treatment, water purification devices, shoes, glasses and hope for those who need it most. This is an amazing group of people and are worthy of your support