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Global Links Thankful Event
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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Sip and Serve
Join Executive Women's Council as we give back at this Global Links Thankful Event


Global Links will provide information on how they leverage their volunteers to attain their goals.  We will have time for networking, a light dinner, refreshments and a service project at the Global Links Headquarters' Volunteer Center.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.



Global Links Headquarters-Volunteer Center


$15 for EWC Member/$35 for Non-members and Guests
RSVP by January 22, 2018


Click here to register: Global Links Thankful Event - Jan 25, 2018

Please wear comfortable shoes/clothing.  We will be standing and moving about a warehouse during the service project part of the event.


About Global Links Volunteer Service opportunities:
Volunteer: Make a World of Difference

Life-saving, not land-filling. 
That's the power of your time. 
Each year Global Links recovers an average of 250 tons of still-valuable surplus medical materials from our region’s healthcare systems. It is the work of volunteers that helps to ensure that materials are ready to save lives in resource-poor communities.

Working together in our Volunteer Service Center in Green Tree volunteers ensure that the materials and supplies used in our programs are of the highest quality. Schools, corporations, community and faith-based groups, and individuals of all abilities are encouraged to participate in our work. 

History of Global Links

The three women who founded Global Links in 1989 made three critical decisions:

1.    Focus on recovery of surplus from hospitals, rather than medical manufacturers’ surplus.

2.    Establish long-term programs in targeted countries in this hemisphere, in order to have a sustained impact on healthcare

3.    Rely on volunteers to accomplish most of the labor-intensive sorting, preparation and packing of the recovered materials.

These principles, which set the organization apart from others with a similar mission, still characterize Global Links. Global Links has a worldwide impact through their Suture Donation and their Medical Service Trip programs. The medical service trips enable residents of Western Pennsylvania to improve health conditions in communities throughout the world.

In recent years, Global Links has developed partnerships with organizations in the Pittsburgh region that serve resource-poor communities.  From basic first-aid and hygiene supplies for homeless people, to mobility devices for Western Pennsylvania residents, Global Links is improving life and health in our community.

In 1999, one of the three founding members, Kathleen Hower, became Chief Executive Officer and continues to lead the organization.

In 2013, the organization consolidated warehouse, volunteer, and administrative operations in a new headquarters to better accommodate their work with healthcare institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Contact: Executive Women's Council of Greater Pittsburgh