Medical Supplies Depart for Cuba

Six tons of medicine, medical supplies, diapers, blankets, even coloring books and crayons have begun the journey from Kansas City to Havana, Cuba.

These supplies are going to the William Soler Pediatric Hospital – a children’s hospital in Havana.

Watch as the supplies are loaded at HHI’s Operations Hub.

From HHI’s Hub, this first container will go to a port in Florida for transport to Cuba. Then, once all the supplies have cleared customs, all of the humanitarian cargo will be delivered to the hospital to help medical staff treat sick children.

Read more about HHI’s project in Cuba 


This first shipment is valued at nearly $350,000.  And it’s thanks to several of our corporate sponsors and partners that helped make this happen.  Medical supplies and medicine from BD, Midmark, AbbVie, Medtronic, Welch Allyn, Henry Schein and Johnson & Johnson make up the bulk of this shipment.

Also, the blankets, coloring books and crayons are part of the J&J One Child, One Blanket project.  Under a partnership with J&J, these kits are assembled by HHI volunteers at the Hub and are shipped around the world and the US to children in shelters and in hospitals.




Top Meaningful Companies are HHI Supporters

A recently compiled list from Business Insider of the most meaningful companies to work for in 2015 shows the world what we at Heart to Heart International have known about these companies for a while – their work has meaning for our work.

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From the Business Insider:

“Illinois-based bio-pharmaceutical company AbbVie topped the list of most meaningful companies to work for, with 92% of its employees saying they find their work to be meaningful.
The list is based on exclusive data from employer-information website PayScale, which surveyed employees in the US who work at companies that appeared on the 2014 Fortune 500 list.”

According to the article, there were six criteria for making the list: high job satisfaction, low job stress, ability to telecommute, high job meaning, experienced median pay/total cash compensation, and salary delta.

Out of the top 30 most meaningful companies – eight are direct supporters of HHI.  Though a combination of cash, in-kind donations of medicine and medical supplies, and even volunteer work, these companies are making a positive impact on our effort to make a difference in this world.

We are very grateful for their support, and are very happy to see them recognized in this way!

These companies made the list and support HHI:

Eli Lilly
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Johnson & Johnson
Owens & Minor
Abbott Laboratories

And here’s the full list of the top 30 meaningful companies as compiled by Business Insider.