Project C.U.R.E.

 

Project C.U.R.E. is a non-profit organization that collects donated medical equipment and supplies, then ships the goods to hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

Dr. Jim Jackson founded Project C.U.R.E in 1987 after visiting a medical clinic in Brazil, where he witnessed a doctor trying to treat patients with nothing but an old table and a roll of bandages. After his trip, Dr. Jackson collected $250,000 of medical supplies and equipment and shipped it to the medical clinic.

Since then, Project C.U.R.E. has grown in several ways:

  • Six warehouses nationwide - including one in Woodridge, IL

  • Numerous collection centers

  • Ships 200 cargo containers annually

  • Serves in 130 countries

By sending medical supplies that are past expiration date in the United States, Project C.U.R.E. also helps to avoid filling local landfills, instead, using the supplies to save lives globally. Forbes has listed Project C.U.R.E. as one of the Top 20 Most Efficient Charities, and they are ranked as a 4-star charity on Charity Navigator.

Volunteers move their mission to identify, solicit, collect, sort and distribute medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world forward. You can make a difference by getting involved

  • Opportunities for adults, families, and student

  • Large groups for service events

  • Internships for college students

  • Special needs groups for work learning experiences

  • Light-duty employees to help transition into the workforce

  • Court-mandated service hour location


Donate supplies or get involved by contacting chicagovolunteer@projectcure.org.