Medshare

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

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Location: 2937 Alvarado Street San Leandro CA 94577 USA

Mission: MedShare delivers health and hope to people in Northern CA and around the world. We collect surplus medical supplies and equipment and then ship to hospitals and clinics to help save lives - and to bring dignity and hope to the poorest of the poor. With our environmental focus we divert the donated medical supplies out of Northern CA landfills by collecting the surplus directly from local hospitals. Our Distribution and Volunteer Center is conveniently located in San Leandro and are in need of nice people to help us at 3-hour sorting sessions throughout the week. Won't you join us in this important work by volunteering? We invite individuals, groups, schools, and corporations to sorting sessions where you'll package supplies to save lives around the globe! No special skills are needed - just a willingness to want to change the world - one life at a time. We shipped an amazing 103 40-foot containers of medical supplies last year; MedShare is rated by Charity Navigator as a Top 10 charity. Help us grow!
Results: Last year we shipped 103 containers of aid to hospitals in the economically developing world. We also provisioned over 330 medical teams who traveled the globe to bring immediate health care to the poor.
Target demographics: MedShare is committed to serving three distinct groups:1. Needy hospitals in the developing world.2. Northern CA clinics providing care to the underserved3. Hundreds of medical teams that travel around the globe on medical missions.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Many thousands of patients are helped each year due to our work.
Geographic areas served: Northern CA Safety Net Clinics and Hospitals in 82 Developing Nations
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the great opportunity to volunteer with this organization for the past two years. They are very well organized, there facility is well maintained and their staff is very welcoming! This organization deserves much more recognition than it currently receives, their work is incredibly and helping the healthcare of many foreign and suffering countries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering with Medshare for 3 years. I was so impressed by their welcoming attitude and openness to answer any and all questions. I love the fact while helping the many poor countries with needed medical supplies were also keeping this medical waste out of our landfill - it's a win win. Come volunteer at Medshare - you won't be disappointed!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a current Western Region Council member and former Board member of MedShare, I still feel so privileged to be part of this extraordinary organization. The passion of staff and volunteers for MedShare's mission and work in both the U.S. and around the world is limitless. Everyone takes such pride in helping those in need at local safety net clinics, at hospitals and clinics in developing countries, and particularly in times of crisis, including the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the horrendous typhoons in the Philippines or the continuing Ebola crisis in West Africa. All of these efforts depend on financial donations and the thousands of volunteers who help sort surplus medical supplies and equipment which would otherwise go into landfill. MedShare definitely deserves all the accolades it receives and more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering at MedShare for about 2 years. I know nothing about medical supplies, but I don't need to, because there are lots of medically knowledgeable people who are happy to help me decide which bins the supplies should go into. The only qualifications you need to be of help at MedShare are the ability to stand for 3 hours (with a sit-down break midway through) and the ability to match-up identical items. If you volunteer at MedShare you will be among friendly folks who have in common a desire to help other people. Sign up today!!

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MedShare is an organization that I volunteer for. I am able to go into a welcoming environment where people are proud to be doing what they are doing. I work in the medical field and the waste my profession creates is unbelievable. At MedShare non used medical supplies are opened up and sorted to provide to those in need. I was shown a video at MedShare of a baby that died in another country because it did not have oxygen tubing. At the hospital I work at there is an abundance of oxygen tubing. I had no idea what a simple thing I take for granted every day could provide to a child, the gift of life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the waste it prevents in our landfills.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the flexibility of the schedule and hours.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kindest and warmest of them all.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring life to so many in the world we live in.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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