Doctoral Student Organization
To date, thousands of individuals have lost their lives to Ebola and the World Health Organization projects many more.
While cases are currently in several countries including the United States, the major threat still remains in West Africa. There are too few resources available in these highly affected countries to prevent and treat this disease. It is critical that we are able to identify the signs and symptoms of Ebola and can more effectively prevent its transmission.
Everyone can do something to help. Nurses are at the forefront of care for Ebola victims and it is important that the efforts of those in this global profession are widely supported. As students at Columbia University School of Nursing, we are standing in solidarity with our nurse colleagues in West Africa.
We have designed fluorescent winter gloves to raise Ebola awareness.
The sale of each pair of winter gloves will fund the donation of 100 medical supply gloves for communities heavily affected by Ebola. Hence, the name of our inititiave - Gloves4Gloves. Because Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids, medical gloves are essential to prevent the transmission of the disease.
Our startup cost for this project is $2,000. As students, this gofundme effort is integral to initiating Gloves4Gloves.
Please help us create awareness about this deadly disease and minimize the lives lost.
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Dear All: Thank you for your continued support, we have surpassed our goal! In a little over 2 weeks we have sold over 300 pairs of gloves which is over 30,000 medical supply gloves to send over to West Africa. Please help us to continue to create awareness by hash tagging a pic of yourself to #showmeyourglove. You can always visit us at gloves4gloves.com as well. Happy Holidays!
Thank you again for your generous support of gloves4gloves! Your donations funded our start up costs, including purchase of the first batch of winter gloves. The gloves are now for sale at the Columbia University School of Nursing (with online sales coming soon at www.gloves4gloves.com). As a token of our appreciation, we would be happy to provide you with a complimentary pair of winter gloves. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your complimentary pair. Thank you again for your support!
We would like to thank everyone for your support to this cause, we can’t believe we are less than $100 away from our goal! To update, we have ordered the custom made winter gloves and they should be coming in within the week in which we will then start selling. We will be tabling at Columbia University and different events with other Columbia students. We will also be setting up a website to sell the gloves. To get the medical gloves over to West Africa, we are working with the NY Senate’s office and the Sierra Leone Nurses Association. Because of all of you this ambitious idea is turning into reality and we thank you very much for believing in this effort!