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Mission: Project C.U.R.E.'s mission is to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

Results: Project C.U.R.E. delivers three to four semi-truck trailer sized containers of medical relief every week on average. By volume, we are currently the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing nations.

Target demographics: Hospitals, clinics, and medical professionals and the patients in their care in more than 130 developing countries.

Geographic areas served: Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to hospitals and clinics in more than 130 countries. Visit our website at projectcure.org for a complete list of the countries we have served or are in the process of serving. Project C.U.R.E. also has large distribution centers in Denver, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, and Philadelphia. Our international headquarters are in Denver, CO.

Programs: Project C.U.R.E. has a variety of programs that support our mission to deliver health and hope to the world! C.U.R.E. Cargo delivers 40-foot semi-trailer sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in developing countries. Since 2011, we have collaborated with Stryker to provide Stryker Kits equipped with orthopedic drill sets, as well as neuro and spine kits. C.U.R.E. Kits are suitcase sized, pre-packed duffels of basic medical supplies that can be easily transported and checked as luggage on international trips to communities in need. Kits for Kids is a simple, powerful package filled with personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items. These Kits allow parents to provide their children with basic care at home. C.U.R.E. Clinics are almost completely run by volunteers, and they make a lasting impact on the communities around the globe by providing free medical assistance and educational training to thousands of patients and healthcare providers. Over 2017, C.U.R.E. Clinics completed 20 Clinics and training trips to 12 countries and served nearly 7,500 patients and trainees. Through the Philanthrotravel program, participants can volunteer with the country’s medical community and meet with patients and staff in hospitals in need, and engage with community leaders and experience a country’s unique culture. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum. Project C.U.R.E. assists with training Master Trainers, who can then go on to train more nurses and midwives in the community. We also donate medical tools, training kits, educational workbooks and newborn mannequins. The ProC.U.R.E. program works with hospitals and medical manufacturers nationwide to collect life-saving medical equipment and supplies. Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a program created by USAID, and Project C.U.R.E. is a leadership partner. We have shipped forty one 40-foot containers to more than 120 health facilities just through our involvement in this specific program.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kevin A.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Project C.U.R.E. is a non-profit company that helps underdeveloped countries by providing medical supplies, from bandaids to x-ray machines, at no cost to them. All of these supplies are donated, from corporations to the general public, and placed into warehouses (located in various states across the U.S.), in which the warehouse space is also donated to Project C.U.R.E. Amazing volunteers fill large shipping containers with all of these donations that are shipped to hospitals all over the world. Saving lives, one container, one donation, one hospital at a time!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Project C.U.R.E. really does life-changing work! Not only did they donate over $3,000,000 in PPE supplies to our frontlines and healthcare heroes during the COVID-19 crisis but they continue to send relief to developing countries in need. As a volunteer, getting to see this impact is incredible!! Knowing that when you load even one container with supplies they will be used to bring health to communities that need it is priceless. . . Truly one of the best organizations I know!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I like this non-profit for several reason. They use my money well - only 2% overhead. They ask people what they need (related to medical supplies) and than send those items if they have them vs dumping supplies.

1 Jimmy D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With just a handful of staff and 15,000+ volunteers, Project C.U.R.E. makes a daily impact on the worlds healthcare in developing country's clinics and hospitals. Delivering much needed surplus medical supplies and technology is spreading health & hope throughout the world.
Volunteers are the 'lifeblood' of this amazing organization and giving YOUR time to sorting medical supplies in one of their many warehouses across the USA or volunteering in many other ways literally saves lives all over the globe! I can't think of a better place for your time, talent or treasure to be given.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We visited to talk about our ongoing project to address cardiac care in Rwanda for the vulnerable people, children and teens. The staff was great and so helpful as we talked about what was needed. This is an amazing organization that keeps products and equipment out of the landfill and gives it a chance to continue to save lives! We look forward to continuing to work together! Since 2009, every chest opened for cardiac surgery in Rwanda was thanks to Project C.U.R.E !

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our Gateway Community College students in our Surgical Technology and Hospital Central Service program participate at project cure every fall semester to help organize medical supplies and instruments that they are learning in the program. Each year the students have enriched experience in service learning on a global level thanks to project cure. The staff is so wonderful to work with!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization and opportunity to volunteer. I would love to walk for Ghana on Saturday!

1 Ruth Garcia S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In September 2017 a Project C.U.R. E. volunteer was vacationing in Germany and the Czech Republic. She would tune into the BBC each evening to hear the latest news. Every night the station aired heartbreaking photos of the Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine State to reach Bangladesh. Over 700,000 people fled as villages were burned and violence spread. The media spoke of genocide and ethnic cleansing. She had just visited a Holocaust memorial in Berlin and was overwhelmed to think that ethnic cleansing was happening yet again. The refugees were far away and the ability to assist in any way seemed remote.

Then, it occurred to her that Project C.U.R.E. might be able to send a disaster relief container. It was difficult to find the partner that would help Project C.U.R.E. to ship and deliver the container full of much needed supplies especially since Bangladesh was experiencing torrential rain and massive flooding. Dr. Doug Jackson connected with a partner who had just returned from the region where the Rohingyan refugee camp is located in Cox’s Bazaar. Ruth Sanchez, the Phoenix Executive Director, relentlessly pursued a path to get medical supplies into Bangladesh. After multiple emails and conference calls with the Bangladesh Army and other affiliated non-profits working in Bangladesh, Project C.U.R.E. partnered with key individuals to solidify and confirm plans to ship the containers.

What appeared unachievable at first, due to delays in shipping the disaster container to the Rohingyans, soon became a reality. On August 8th the disaster relief container was loaded. It is now in transit and should arrive in Bangladesh the end of October.

The dream of one volunteer came to life and it was perseverance, persistence and partnership required for the shipment for a community that needs help assistance and hope. Together, we can make more dreams come true, the dream of one, and the dreams for many.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Travis and Charles of ProjectCURE visited the remotest corners of North Eastern Nigeria to assess equipment and supply needs of some 19 healthcare facilities. Their dedication to what they do, compassion in how they do it and sincerity of purpose while they do what they do is exemplary and awe inspiring. If charity is the act of putting others above self, for these gentlemen to leave the safety and comfort of their homes in the US and travel some 7,600 miles to an area publicized for Boko Haram insecurity is beyond charity...
... its a sacrifice.

2 Aubrey B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Project C.U.R.E. is a wonderful organization that helps those in need of medical supplies and care around the world. Besides being the world's largest distributor of donated medical goods and supplies, they also offer both clinic and training trips around 20 times a year for volunteer medical staff to provide care to those in need in developing countries. Project C.U.R.E. clinic teams work with in-country partners to assess and sustainably care for the most common medical needs in that community. These trips not only save lives, but they provide an inspiring and rewarding experience for the medical professionals that participate in them. The best part? The smiling faces of the people that are served.

Project C.U.R.E.'s next trip leaves for Cambodia in January of 2020. Check out their website for more information.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved working with project CURE. I volunteered at the Phoenix warehouse and Travis was a fantastic leader. You can tell he truly believes in this company and their mission. It's amazing what gets done considering they run almost solely on volunteers. Thanks for letting us be a part of your organization!

Douglas J.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

It was 1987. My father, an extremely successful real estate developer in Colorado, had donated the vast majority of his wealth to charity. In an effort to give back on his knowledge and experience, he was working as a pro-bono economic consultant with the President of Brazil. His interpreter, a young medical student, took him to a small favela health clinic. There were only a rudimentary exam area and very limited supplies. It touched my father's heart and he returned to his home in the mountains outside of Denver, collected a garage full of medical supplies and delivered them to Brazil. Thirty-two years later, we have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in over 135 countries. This month alone, we will deliver 22 semi-truck sized containers of medical relief to people who would not otherwise have a chance at health and life. And we have provided thousands of volunteer hours, trained hundreds of doctors and nurses and served scores of communities with hands-on healthcare. This organization is powered by over 30,000 volunteers, and reaches across the U.S.A. to provide for people around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered 2 hours with Project C.U.R.E in their warehouse. I was overwhelmed with just how full the warehouse is of medical supplies! I know I was helping to make a difference around the world by giving two hours of my saturday to help sort medical donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

While working as an intern at Project C.U.R.E., I was able to make an impact globally while still living and working domestically. I really felt my time here was well spent, and that my efforts directly contributed to the overall success and mission of the organization. The people who work at Project C.U.R.E. are hardworking, dedicated, and overall amazing people to be surrounded by on a daily basis.

The work this organization does is not only noble, but extremely important in helping alleviate problems of inadequate health care in developing countries. In my opinion, what sets Project C.U.R.E. apart from other international aid organizations is the method by which supplies are delivered. Unlike other organizations, Project C.U.R.E. ensures that only necessary and relevant medical supplies are delivered to a clinic site after a thorough, first hand assessment of the recipient institution. This means donated medical supplies are used as intended without the waste or fear of fund siphoning that can occur with generic monetary donations. Personally, I feel Project C.U.R.E. could serve as a template for similar organizations about how to maximize impact in the lives of others while minimizing the room for waste and error.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am just finishing up a 10 week internship with PROJECT C.U.R.E. I was interested in this organization because of the unique way they combine green practices (reducing medical waste) and global healthcare. The staff here is welcoming, motivated and hard working. Everyone seems to work towards the same goal: Delivering life-giving medical supplies and equipment to resource-starved hospitals and clinics.
I really respect the process that they follow before they even ship the supplies over. Each clinic or hospital that request supplies is first evaluated by a volunteer, who travels to that hospital or clinic to see first-hand what the needs are. Then a report if filled and the needs are matched in the best way we can based on the supplies in the different warehouses. I appreciate that PROJECT C.U.R.E tries its best to be the best stewards with the resources they have been given.
I also LOVE the fact that with PROJECT C.U.R.E you really can "track" where your donation goes to. They always have several large containers headed to various countries around the world that you can pledge your money to.