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October 17, 2013

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October 17, 2013

When my wife passed away last year, I looked for a non-profit that could put to good use the medical equipment and supplies that we had acquired for her care. Global Links turned out to be perfect for this. I am very impressed by their mission and it meant a lot to me that they were able to reuse this equipment.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 13, 2013

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April 23, 2012

I'm a University of Pittsburgh retiree(25 yrs. in international depts.) now residing in NC and make a donation when I can afford it. When I lived in Pittsburgh, I regularly volunteered to sort medica... more

April 13, 2013

Before I retired from the University of Pittsburgh twelve years ago, I helped recruited staff members to join a small group of volunteers on a regular basis to sort medicals supplies. I moved to NC and have kept in touch via newsletters and emails and watched the growth of this remarkable organization. I regularly make a contribution whenever I can to support their continued success. It is amazing how other states have asked for their assistance and advice in setting up such an organization. I have fond memories of my physical support while living in Pittsburgh. L. Butera

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 23, 2012

I'm a University of Pittsburgh retiree(25 yrs. in international depts.) now residing in NC and make a donation when I can afford it. When I lived in Pittsburgh, I regularly volunteered to sort medical supplies with a group organized by Pitt. My experience with global links has always been a positive one and I am happy to see that the organization keeps growing and reaching out to meet as manyinternational clinics and hospitals with the medical supplies that are desperately needed. Even though I can't be active as a volunteer, global links keeps me informed of their current needs and progress. I can't think of an originally grass roots Pgh. group that deserves recognition more. Good luck to future successes

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

March 10, 2011

Years ago I served as a volunteer with a group from University of Pittsburgh on a monthly basis. Since I am retired and have moved to a different state, I can not serve as a volunteer, but help by making a monetary donation for the suture program.

When I read the stories in the global
link newsletter, I realize the importance of sutures that make surgery possible for unfortunate people. I know that every dollar of my contribution is put toward aid with a very small percentage toward the operation of global links.

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for many years when I worked at the University of Pittsburgh and experienced a dedicated group that ran global links

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only like to see other hospitals throughout the United States made aware of what a difference can be made in keeping unused medical supplies out of the landfills while aiding clinics in other countries. Global Links is first rate and achieving two goals at one time.

April 5, 2013

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April 5, 2013

Global Links is an incredible non-profit. The staff arduously works to strategically send medical supplies directly to medical facilities in Latin America. Their model is ecologically responsible because they work to ensure that useful supplies are not wasted and ensure that they only send supplies that the Latin American medical professionals request.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 3, 2012

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May 3, 2012

AliMed had a large inventory of surplus surgical insturments, and orthopedic products. We contacted Angela Garcial and sent the lists of the products for review. Global links quickly responded to our extensive list and has been very resposive to additonal lists of products.They are easy to do business with and understands the business side of our operation. It is very satisfying know the products we donate will be used to help others throughout the world.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Excess, non selling inventory

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Gain space in our whse

What would you tell others about this organization?

Global links is very easy to do business with and uses products to assist 3rd workl countries in a very positive way.

April 25, 2012

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1 previous review
March 8, 2011

My mom first told me about Global Links, and from the start I was intrigued. I decided to raise money for the organization for my 13th birthday, and preceded to raise over a thousand dollars for Globa... more

April 25, 2012

When I turned 13, I decided to raise money for a non-profit. I choose Global LInks because I had heard it was a great organization and I thought that what they were doing was critical to the world. I ended up raising 1,600 dollars for the organization, and I am so glad i did. During the whole process, the Global Links people helped me, included me, and over all made me feel very welcome and appreciated. I would do it again in a heart beat. It's a great organization with great people in it.

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Definitely

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Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 8, 2011

My mom first told me about Global Links, and from the start I was intrigued. I decided to raise money for the organization for my 13th birthday, and preceded to raise over a thousand dollars for Global Links. After I had volunteered there and got a sense of the amazing community Global Links is, I know I made the right choice. There is no better organization that deserves the money I raised.

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After this experience at Global Links, I am seriously looking in to Peace Corps. I know its pretty distant in my future, saying how I'm still middle school, but the feeling that I was helping others in third world countries was so powerful that I really want to do something like that again in the future.

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Nothing comes to mind.

April 24, 2012

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April 24, 2012

I love donating to Global Links. I think that they take "recycling" to a whole new level. I love the idea that nothing that can be used should go to waste and I think that is what they are really all about. I also realize that they do their work with the utmost saftey in mind for the people who receive the medical goods that Global Links acquires. This is a non-profit at it's best.

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Likely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 24, 2012

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1 previous review
March 8, 2011

Hi, A number of years ago, my Mother needed to use oxygen daily. When she passed away, there was so much of the unused plastic tubing and other breathing related equipment left. For a moment, I did... more

April 24, 2012

Global Links gives each of us an opportunity to reach out to people all over the world who are in need of medical help. Anytime I have had someone close who has been ill and then no longer needs whatever supplies they were using I make sure those supplies are given to Global Links. Then I know that another person will have the chance to get well, be comfortable, and heal. Personally, I have given crutches, nebulizers, bandages. It makes no sense to put these things to the curb for trash pick up when Global Links will get then to people who will truly benefit by having access to them. When I see something about GlobalLinks, I pause and think, "Thrigh them, I have helped others. It is a beautiful organization.

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 8, 2011

Hi, A number of years ago, my Mother needed to use oxygen daily. When she passed away, there was so much of the unused plastic tubing and other breathing related equipment left. For a moment, I didn't know what to do with it. Then I remembered Global Links and how they help people everywhere by passing on our usable medical supplies and equipment. The people at Global Links were sincerely grateful for the donation and I felt really happy that rather than tossing it away, someone, somewhere would have the chance to better health. It was my opportunity to help others on a bigger scale. It was definately a feel good thing! I encourage people to think twice about throwing medical supplies away when the need is so great.

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When I have made donations to Global Links, They make the process so easy. The people there are gracious.

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I can not thiink of any changes to suggest

April 24, 2012

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April 24, 2012

I was so pleased to find Global Links! I just retired from nursing & found that I had so many used scrubs. I wasn't sure what in the world to do with them, then I found Global Links. It was so easy to send them my 'gently used' scrubs to their headquarters in Philadelphia (& cheaper, too). I am sure there will be many people using my scrubs in Third World countries. My hope is that my love of nursing will rub off from my old scrubs to someone there! they truly do deserve this award for ALL they do! From Retired RN, Baltimore, MD

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 23, 2012

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April 23, 2012

When the catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti in Jan 2010, my company looked for the entity to which it made the most sense to donate. We raised $2000 by selling product online for 4 months and donating all the proceeds. We were privileged to have this opportunity to provide a way for our customers to donate to this urgent cause, and know that their donations would be used more efficiently and in a more timely manner than anywhere else they could have donated.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Jan 2010 Haiti earthquake

What would you tell others about this organization?

For the countries they Global links assists, your donation makes a greater difference here than any other entity to which you might make a donation.

April 23, 2012

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1 previous review
April 22, 2009

I have been involved with Global Links for close to 15 years in several capacities; I can vouch for their effective use of contributions. We are currently donating hardware that would have ended up in... more

April 23, 2012

Our organization donates returned equipment to Global Links rather than sending it to a scrapyard for recycling. The value of the hardware as scrap pales in comparison to the value it provides its new users, typically medical facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean. I have been associated with Global Links in one capacity or another for over 20 years and know they put donations to good use; I'm proud to have a small part to play in their work.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them a better space to work out of, the mission needs no work.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Our equipment was designed and built in Pittsburgh so it's made out of steel and built to last; scrapping it is great for the environment but this hardware is far from worn out when returned. Global Links asked if we could come up with a creative solution to store meds at facilities they serve; the areas might have a non-compatible power grid, rolling blackouts or might not have power at all. We like a challenge so came up with a creative solution that fit the bill. Everyone wins when people communicate.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

See above, we like to do the right thing and Global Links makes that easy.

What would you tell others about this organization?

If you want your donation to make a difference you have found the place to consider, they do more with less than most.

April 22, 2009

I have been involved with Global Links for close to 15 years in several capacities; I can vouch for their effective use of contributions. We are currently donating hardware that would have ended up in a scrap yard to Global Links; while recycling is great, reuse is even better and that is what they are all about. I'm proud to be associated with anything they do and am willing to go the extra mile for them; they are truly great people doing great things.

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Global Links has a real mission and is focused on accomplishing it; I love working with people who genuinely care about others and are committed to doing the right thing for the right reasons. We live in a land of plenty and altruism can be rare. Not here.

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This is hard, I fix things for a living and I can't seem to come up with anything to fix here. Global Links uses resources wisely, period. So Kathleen, don't change a thing...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Make a practical contribution to our operations while at the same time learning about global health inequities; pack boxes of needed medical supplies; clean and prep hospital furnishings for an upcoming shipment; clean and match crutches to send to Haiti; lead a collection for needed supplies at their workplace, school, or place of worship; attend a tour of our facilities to learn more about our mission and operations. Volunteer