Saturday, March 26, 2011

Great Ways to Give in 2011: Heart to Heart International

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world". -Gandhi

This is one of my favorite quotes, and this week HOSPITALstyle is highlighting some ways in which we can do just that. On a daily basis we help our patients within the hospital, but what about those we do not come in contact with? They need our help too! Get your altruistic nature into gear and check out these ways you can be a part of something great.

Here are some great ways you can give in 2011. Take some of that Tax return and make a difference for someone else. I dare you!

A Great Way to Give #1:

Named as one of FORBES top non-profits.

An exclusive agreement with FED EX helps them to get medical supplies to the most remote and disaster stricken areas.

Heart to Heart annually promotes health and responds to crises in nearly 60 countries, including the United States. On average, HHI can transform every $1 donation into $25 worth of aid—mainly through utilization of thousands of volunteers and high-profile relationships with industry-leading pharmaceutical and transportation companies.

Historically, they operate on less than a 2% overhead—meaning that more than 98% of contributions go straight to global humanitarian operations.

I have been involved with HHI since medical school. They hail from my home state of Kansas.  Visit their website for more information on volunteer opportunities and ways to give.

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