Each week some of Opengate’s individuals participate in sorting and packaging surplus medical supplies for the Afya Foundation located in Yonkers, NY. Afya Foundation regularly donates and ships supplies to African countries and badly damaged areas of the world due to natural disasters.
Opengate individuals received certificates of recognition and achievement for their work from Afya Foundation, the Mayor of the city of Yonkers, as well as NY State Senator Andrea Stuart Cousins. They are part of a team of hundreds of volunteers from the community who assist the organization.
The US Healthcare system discards over 7000 tons of usable medical supplies every year. Since 2008, AFYA has rescued over $26 Million worth of these supplies from landfills. (Afya Foundation website)
By donating their time and effort, all of the individuals have not only made a difference for Afya Foundation, but have learned valuable skills and lessons in volunteering.
We are very proud of every single person’s contribution to Afya Foundation and the impact they have made on the global community. Congratulations to each of them!