Please join us for a special evening in celebration of our mission!
We’d like to invite our friends and family, supporters, neighbors, volunteers and like-minded philanthropic individuals to an intimate outdoor gathering on Friday, August 5th from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. We love what we do, and we think you will too!
This year’s event will focus on Clean Birth Kit assembly and the growth of community awareness around who we are, what we do and why we do it. Funds raised will help purchase supplies for the birth kits we assemble, support the distribution of our kits to areas of need, and grow our ability to train birth attendants and midwives in rural and under-privileged communities globally.
Please join us to enjoy an assortment of international street foods, an open bar with beer and wine, live music and an opportunity to learn about, and assemble, our signature Clean Birth Kits while conversing with friends, both old and new.
Open House Style ~ Dressy Casual Attire Recommended ~ Ticket Holders Only, Please
Free Parking Available on Shiawassee and Adams Streets, as well as Hillcrest Drive
Volunteer hours available for students!
*** Please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org with food allergy concerns ***
Ukrainian Crisis Relief Program Update
Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we have raised more than $13,000 in funds and packed 41 boxes weighing over 1,200 pounds with nearly 110,000 items such as medical supplies, baby/child clothing, hygiene necessities and family care items!
Volunteers from age 8 to 88 assembled 1,692 custom clean birth kits that included additional items such as diapers, onesies, socks and hand sanitizer. These kits will provide the supplies needed for safe and clean births in areas badly damaged by the effects of war, potentially saving the lives of over 3,300 Ukranian mothers and their newborns. The incredible results of this three-month effort are a testament to human kindness, solidarity and the power of goodwill. We are not only sending a container of donations, but we are also sending symbols of hope and support to the people of Ukraine.
Our beautiful container set sail on the vessel “Ever Lucky” bound for Gdynia, Poland on July 3rd
Michigan artists Shingo Brown and Gary Horton researched Ukrainian art and painted murals inspired by Ukraine on two sides of the container that took GHC donations overseas. Shingo Brown dedicated his mural to Maria Primachenko, the Ukrainian folk artist whose paintings were destroyed at the beginning of the war. Gary Horton painted a sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower, incorporating his own style as a symbol of rebirth. The third side was painted by Ann Arbor children and adults with messages of love and support.
The Birth of Global Health Charities (GHC)
The belief that all human beings, regardless of socio-economic status, should have the opportunity to strive for their full potential is the guiding principle that has driven Patricia Williams to found Global Health Charities (GHC). Growing up in Asia, and working for 18 years at a Catholic nonprofit international health organization, Ms. Williams saw first-hand the striking discrepancies in health outcomes between wealthy and poor communities.
In 2008, Patricia Williams founded Global Health Services Network, an international hospital planning, development, and management company that focuses on the sustainable improvement of healthcare services and staff competencies in developing countries. Recognizing that there were significant additional needs in the communities being served, Patricia, with the help of her fellow board members, started Global Health Charities to address the sad and preventable deaths that occur in mothers and newborns who don’t have access to hospitals, healthcare resources, and clean supplies.
The commitment of the board of directors of GHC extends to addressing the issues that cause preventable deaths as well as engaging communities and organizations through volunteerism, education, and contributions to our efforts. We recognize that we are global citizens and that our mission is strengthened by collaborating with others who are equally service and mission-minded in addressing the important goal of saving mothers and babies.
GHC envisions a world where:
-all people have access to quality healthcare services
-health care professionals have access to world-class education and training
-collaborative, grassroots efforts result in transformational healthcare change
-a “servant leader” mindset of respect and compassion for the poor and disenfranchised
-the potential of every human being
-positive, energized collaboration with stakeholders and partners