Global Links

ORGANIZATION: Global Links

CONTACT NAME/TITLE:            Jennifer Novelli, Community Outreach Manager

ADDRESS:     4809 Penn Ave., 2nd Floor

CITY:  Pittsburgh                                                  STATE:     PA                                    ZIP:  15206

PHONE: 412-361-3424 x204                               EMAIL:    jnovelli@globallinks.org

WEBSITE: www.globallinks.org

Mission of the Organization: Global Links is a medical relief and development not-for-profit dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Social Justice Issue Area that your organization works in:

_x__Peace and Human Rights                        ___ LGBT rights

                  _x__Woman, Youth, and Families      ___Racial Justice      _x__Environmental Justice

___ Economic Justice                     ___ Disability Rights                ___Other

Two projects that we have in mind are listed below:

1. Helping Mothers and Babies: Coordinate a collection or host a “baby shower”, preparing baby bags  of items needed in resource-poor communities.  You could:  recruit bag sewers, organize volunteers to pack them, host/co-lead a session at Global Links or in your classroom to educate peers about maternal and infant health disparities.

2. Sharing Surplus, Saving Lives: Coordinate collection of home medical supplies (crutches, asthma nebulizers, etc.), diverting useful materials from PA landfills for use in resource-poor communities.  Organize volunteers to prep and pack materials and host/co-lead a session at Global Links or in your classroom to educate peers about global health issues.

The maximum number of students that can work on these projects are __4_____.