Answering the "Call" - Midwifery Service Work, Philippines
Organized by: Sharon Evans
EVENT DATE Mar 25, 2015
'Tis the Giving Season
Want to give something more meaningful than a material item this year?
How about gifting someone Life. Love. Respect. Dignity.
My name is Sharon and I have been 'called' to midwifery. Mine, however, appears to be a 'long-distance call' as my heart's desire is to serve women and babies in impoverished areas of developing countries, where birth is a life-and-death matter. As an advanced student midwife I will be traveling to the Philippines, the land of my maternal ancestors, to volunteer with Mercy In Action and Shiphrah Birthing Home. These clinics serve the poorest of the poor; where women and their babies are dying of PREVENTABLE complications. Please take the moment to watch the 8-minute video I've posted to see the impact your donation will have on these women and babies.
100% of the raised proceeds will go directly to the charity birth centers
These clinics rely on donations in order to remain open. Volunteers are welcomed but are also required to contribute monetarily. The fees, however, are beyond my current means and, in order to answer my calling, I am completely dependent on the charity and humanity of others, such as you. The beauty of your donation is two-fold in that it serves impoverished communities and also supports me and my dream. All of the money raised will go to the birth centers and I will use my personal finances to cover expenditures such as plane tickets, visa costs, etc. The immense benefits of this experience are countless. Without doubt, it will strengthen me and allow me to better serve my community no matter where I am based.
If you are unable to make a financial contribution there are other ways you can help.
- Spread the word. Share this on Facebook, Twitter, put it on your blog, create a hashtag. This is the age of social media. Please help me to increase awareness of this global health disparity.
- Donate supplies. If you have any unused birth or medical equipment and live in the Portland, OR or Jacksonville, Fl area I will collect these supplies in person. (click the 'Contact the organizer' button to the right of the page)
- Prenatal vitamins
- Children's vitamins
- Disposable gloves, all sizes, both sterile and non-sterile
- 3 cc syringes with needles (needles 1 to 1 1/2 inch)
- 1cc syringes with needles ( needles 1/2 to 5/8 inch)
- IV angiocath needles size 18
- Alcohol wipes
- Peri Bottles
- Disposable Chux pads
- Urinalysis strips
- Adult Diapers
- Maxi menstrual pads
- White twin bed size fitted and flat sheets
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Glucometer and strips
- Pulse Oximeter for newborns, handheld
“Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat; they are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.” - M. Fathalla