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Partners for World Health (PWH) continues to expand its Medical Supply
Collections throughout New England with a special focus on Boston and other
Massachusetts health care partners. PWH is expanding its Medical Supply
Program that makes medical equipment and supplies available at low or no cost to low income and new Mainers. PWH continues to expand its Container and
Shipment Programs, providing medical equipment and supplies to people in the developing world and areas of devastation and victims of war. PWH continues to expand its international volunteer opportunities with our Medical Mission Program.
PWH offers a wide variety of events to support our work – 90% of which is conducted by volunteers. 2024 is our 15th anniversary year and we are looking for corporate sponsors for events such as our International Women’s Day; our signature event, Blue Wrap Project Runway; our International Artisan Fair; and our Global Health Education Forum.
PWH routinely seeks funding through direct appeals and welcomes support from individuals for our annual fund, biomedical equipment fund, monthly donor programs, major and planned gifts, medical missions, intern programs, and our container shipments to those in need of humanitarian support.
PWH can achieve so much with a small, dedicated staff because of the more than
150 volunteers who help in every aspect of our operations each week. We need people to drive our trucks to collect and deliver supplies. We need warehouse volunteers to sort, evaluate and pack supplies, for shipment. We need admin volunteers and medical and social work staff for medical missions. PWH is always eager to find talented connected people to help with committee, taskforce and board work. You can volunteer for a few hours or for longer periods or projects.
We can accommodate large groups and we have a strong company volunteer program that many companies utilize.
Pamela Fischer, Vice Chair,
Douglas Friedman, Treasurer
Eviana Englert, Esq., Secretary, Attorney
Michael Curci, MD
Arul Mahadevan, MD
Navneet Marwaha, MD
Annual revenue: $1,300,000
55% Philanthropy Individual donations
20% Earned revenue, Container and Shipment Programs
15% Foundation Grants
10% Special Event and Corporate Support
40 Walch Drive, Portland, ME 04103
Elizabeth McLellan, CEO and Founder: Mainebiz Women Leader Award, 2020; Outstanding Woman Award, 2020; Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health Alumni Award for Social Entrepreneurship, November 2020; SOURCE Award for Sustainability, Portland Press Herald, April 2021; Maine Women’s Magazine, May 2021; and eco-Maine Non profit Award, 2022.
To improve health care and reduce environmental impact by collecting surplus medical equipment and supplies and distributing them to communities in need globally and locally.
Partners for World Health is based in Portland, Maine and has a deep presence throughout New England but addresses global health issues around the world.
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