It is important to us that with every purchase of The Box by Dr Ava, we are also giving back. With our first iteration of The Box by Dr Ava: Skincare Heroes Limited Edition, we will be donating to Direct Relief. With the mission of assisting those affected by poverty and providing essential medical resources to those challenged by emergency situations, Direct Relief does amazing and inspiring work that we are proud to support.
Who is Direct Relief?
Since its foundation in 1948 by refugee immigrants to the United States, Direct Relief has provided countless supplies and services to those in need all over the world. Driven by compassion for others and a strong passion for helping the world’s most vulnerable populations, this organization saves innumerable lives through humanitarian and medical aid in all 50 states plus 80 countries each year.
By sending boxes filled with essentials including life-saving drugs and medical supplies to places affected by disaster, Direct Relief is able to confront crises head-on and help people rebuild their lives. When disaster inevitably strikes, Direct Relief will show up to provide essential care and humanitarian medical aid.
In 2020 alone, Direct Relief has donated over $1 billion in medical aid to those who need it most. In the 11 months since the start of 2020, they have distributed over 156 million doses of essential medicine and have shipped almost 8 million pounds of supplies to healthcare workers and victims of natural disasters. In total, they have directly supported over 3,000 healthcare providers and counting.
What Kind of Work Does Direct Relief Do?
Most recently, Direct Relief has been focusing its efforts on the global COVID-19 crisis by providing essential medical equipment and supplies including protective gear to frontline medical workers around the world during the exhausting times of this pandemic.
Since January, Direct Relief has donated over 46 million N95 masks, 8 million pairs of gloves, and 2 million face shields to healthcare workers. Additionally, their efforts have provided over $36 million in financial support to health facilities who are working around the clock treating those affected by the pandemic.
Beyond this immediate need, Direct Relief has also provided support for:
- hurricane relief including emergency medicine
- earthquake supplies and health care
- wildfire relief and supplies for first responders
- medical aid to refugees fleeing war-torn nations
Direct Relief focuses significant funds and resources on the global maternal health crisis by providing essential medical resources, prenatal vitamins, access to contraception, and access to medical care for impoverished women with high-risk pregnancies in developing countries.
How Can You Contribute?
By purchasing The Box by Dr Ava, not only will you receive dermatologist-approved skincare products and exclusive membership benefits — but you will also be contributing to the inspiring efforts of Direct Relief. A portion of each box sold will be donated to this amazing nonprofit — so you can feel good about your skin and your contribution to the community!