winning a week at the beach, and so much more!


October 2017
A sunny fall day in Braddock, home of Free Store 15104, a Community Partner of Global Links.


Thank you!
We are thankful for the generous response we received from the Pittsburgh community in response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Thank you especially to our volunteers for cleaning wheelchairs, sorting, and packing materials.

We sent 100 wheelchairs to Puerto Rico to benefit adults with disabilities who were impacted by Hurricane Maria. See this story by the New York Times.

We are also grateful to be working with Puerto Rico Rising - Pittsburgh as we collaborate to provide more medical aid to Puerto Rico in the coming weeks. 

Global Links' board member and experienced disaster responder, Dr. Mike Usman, is taking medical donations to hospitals and volunteering with Team Rubicon, our primary disaster response partner.

Donations are still needed to help these ongoing recovery efforts. Donate funds to support our disaster response effort in Puerto Rico.


Fall Family Volunteer Days
There aren't many places where kids of all ages can help sort and pack valuable, lifesaving items to go to people who need them most.

Bring the whole family out to Global Links. Together you can serve the community at home and abroad. See pictures from our Family Volunteer day in March.

Join us for one (or more!) of our Family Volunteer Days:

- November 18
- December 9
​- December 16

10-12 pm or 1-3 pm shifts.

Fall Family Volunteer Days are presented by our sponsers: UPMC and UPMC Health Plan.

Life-saving, not land-filling. That's the power of your time.


Upcoming Events
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:
10/28, 10 am - 2 pm.
Give back your unused prescription drugs and learn about medication abuse. 
Find a location near you.

Sip 'n' Sort:

11/2, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm @ Global Links
Join us for a casual networking and volunteering event for young professionals.

11/8, 12 pm - 1 pm
@ Global Links
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will discuss their work. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!


On The Dock
October has been a busy month in the warehouse! Disaster recovery distributions have gone to Puerto Rico and Colombia. Distributions to support maternal and infant health in Nicaragua are happening at the end of the month. 


Ready for a Week in Mexico?
"We snorkled, we swam, we hiked.. we just had a blast. I want to go again!" - Jackie Evans, a guest of the winner last year.

Win a week in Mexico's Rivera Maya: get a raffle ticket before they sell out! Only 100 tickets are being sold, and the last day to purchase tickets is November 2.
We want to hear from you!  
Whether you have volunteered with us once or you come every week, help us grow and improve. Share your experience by taking this short survey. Please and Thank you!