Changing Lives, One Child at a Time
WHAT WE DO
Every year, the same core of volunteer members starts preparing for the trip in the early fall. Donations of supplies and money are obtained from hospitals, businesses and people like you. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, we keep very low administrative overhead costs, which allows us to ensure that more than 95% of all donations goes directly to patient care.
We work very closely with local partners like the Rotary Club in Latacunga, to store equipment and supplies in Ecuador. They also help us coordinate transportation and to obtain the endorsement of our missions by the local government and health ministry authorities. Finally, we do a lot of teaching. By involving local physicians, residents and medical students, we follow our patients’ post-operative progress, and we maintain the continuity of care. Working together with Ecuadorian health care providers, we have managed to help some patients’ very complex problems with multiple staged surgeries over several years, in multiple trips!
Hands Across the World is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, registered as such with the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. All donors will receive a letter that verifies their tax deductible contribution.
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Stay tuned for details about our next trip and how to participate. If you would like to volunteer, please send us an e-mail and we will put you on our list. Please include a copy of your CV or resumé. We are always looking for new, energetic team members.
Watch our Video. During our last mission, Michelle Addington and her team from Honua Films documented our journey. Andrew Chastney, whose previous work includes “Planet Earth” and “Life,” edited a short film that shows you what we can accomplish in one week.
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