Dec
03

It’s #GivingTuesday!

Greetings Friends!

 

   Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are over, but there is still one very important holiday shopping day left.  Today is Giving Tuesday.

   What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to give back to the people and communities that need it the most?

   Today, we hope that you will be able to give even the smallest of donations to help infants in low resource areas who are in need of life-saving neonatal care equipment…especially incubators.

 

Two medical volunteers deliver an incubator to a medical center in Port Maria, Jamaica.

Two medical volunteers deliver an incubator to a medical center in Port Maria, Jamaica.

   We’ve been working hard on the launch of our new website, as well as researching new project sites and sustainable infant incubators.  We have high hopes for the impact of our next project: supplying incubators and critical neonatal care equipment to the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which runs the only nonprofit hospital in war-torn Somalia.

   We know that there are many causes to support this holiday season, but a donation to Operation Incubation will go directly towards saving the precious lives of little babies who can’t help themselves. By working in small communities with local nonprofits and tried and true infant incubator manufacturers, we’re making an impact, little by little, in the lives of mothers and babies across the world.

 

Here are three ways to #giveback to Operation Incubation this #GivingTuesday:

1. Make a tax-deductible, online donation in any amount.

2. Purchase a gift to benefit Operation Incubation through our friends at Recoup.

3. If you’re budget’s too tight to give financially, help spread the word by liking us on Facebook and following along on Twitter and Pinterest.  Give us a shout out with the hashtag #GivingTuesday to get your friends to follow along as well!

 

   As a small nonprofit, we have relied primarily on gifts and donations from our friends, family, and community, but as we grow, we will be focusing on small online donations in large quantities to sustain the work that we do. 

   All donations will go directly towards providing equipment and growing the overall mission of our organization—to give every little life a fighting chance. 

 

Happy Holidays and thanks for your support!

 

-The Operation Incubation Team

Aug
14

Somalia and the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

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As a small nonprofit, we have to be diligent about where we allocate our funds and resources and what for what projects we solicit donor support.  That said, we have found the work that Dr. Hawa Abdi, called the“Mother Theresa of Somalia”, has done through her nonprofit hospital at the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation beyond inspiring. 

Dr. Hawa is Somalia’s first female gynecologist and has housed and cared for over 90,000 Somali refugees on her land despite the extraordinarily tumultuous situation in her country, and many, many setbacks including militant occupation.

Though the project is daunting, we hope to be able to be able to raise enough funds through Operation Incubation to purchase, crate, and ship multiple infant incubators and life-saving neonatal devices for use in Dr. Hawa’s nonprofit hospital where they deliver 20 babies per day.   To complete the project, we’ll arrange for in-country volunteers from a partner nonprofit to train Dr. Hawa’s staff on use of the devices, so that she can continue to serve mother’s and their premature newborns in one of the world’s most dangerous places. 

Please stay tuned as we work towards making this project a reality, or donate today.  

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