Who are we?
Global Brigades is an international non-profit organization that sends groups of passionate volunteers, or brigades, that mobilize positive social change in Panama and Ghana. At UMBC, Global Brigades works towards sustainable development in under-resourced communities using a holistic model that addresses multiple aspects of community healthcare and economic development.
Global Brigades is almost entirely funded through our volunteers’ networks. Students participate in week-long brigades to assist in implementing our programs alongside full-time local staff. In addition to airfare, volunteers fundraise their Program Contribution, which funds the project, in-country transportation, lodging, and food. Program contributions cost $790.00 - $990.00 per volunteer.
This year we are asking for your help to raise $3,050 for our five UMBC brigade programs: Water, Public Heath, Agrobusiness, Medical and Dental. For our 85 brigaders, we need stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, work gloves, and other resources. We also need transportation to and from the airport!
Your gift today will help UMBC students who participate in the five Global Brigades scheduled for Spring 2019!
Help us succeed!
Help us complete our projects in Panama and Ghana, and provide UMBC students the opportunity to do service abroad!
Your donation will truly make a difference and help in our success. If you feel someone else can help, please share this information with them via Facebook, Instagram, email or by conversation. Please donate today to help make our project successful! Thank you.
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All funds raised are administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.