The MillionLives.org initiative is dedicated to helping prevent millions of people being infected by the global Covid-19 pandemic by using our global network to procure approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from major suppliers around the world and distribute them to where they are most needed.
This is a completely volunteer driven effort by business leaders around the world who met while studying at Harvard Business School or are connected through the Young Presidents Organization, the Entrepreneurs Organization and other leading institutions and non-profit organizations globally - all of which are absolutely passionate about helping in this time of crisis.
Medical institutions and other organizations around the world are struggling to acquire PPE supplies they desperately need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some institutions simply can't afford the equipment while others are struggling with procurement challenges related to acquiring supplies from atypical channels.
We raise funds and use donations to procure PPE supplies which have been sourced and verified by our global supply chain. Our Leadership Action Team, led by Seamon Chan and Andy Steggles are focused on raising funds which are then used to procure and distribute medical supplies to in-need hospitals, clinics, first responder organizations and government agencies around the world. Our global pandemic response teams help navigate the regulatory and customs challenges in recipient countries.
We invite anyone who has a need to fill out our request form which we then use as our guide when allocating funds. Our Leadership team considers many factors when determining where to ship PPE items, including but not limited to:
Where the current and imminent pandemic epicenters are;
Restriction requests associated with major donations;
Complexity of compliance (regulatory, cultural, customs, import etc)
Individuals who wish to donate via credit card, are requested to do so via our GoFundMe page. Any person or business wishing to donate via ACH or wire transfer etc. are requested to reach out to Andy Steggles or Seamon Chan directly or use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page we'll get back to you ASAP.
Requests for PPE items are welcome. Complete our simple request form to let us know of your need.
More complete requests are given priority. For example, if a request comes in to send 1000 N95 masks to a specific hospital but with no contact information, it may be given a lower priority if there is a similar request which has an individual's contact info from a request with more detail in a similar location. PPE requests should be submitted by completing our request form.
Any media enquires are requested to use our Contact Us form below and the nearest and most available member of our Leadership Action Team will respond as quickly as possible
How will the funds be used?100% of the funds will be used to procure and distribute PPE supplies to frontline workers. Please fill out our request form to let us know of your needs.
Why Donate Globally vs. Locally?We are encouraging both and many of our volunteers donate food, PPE or other supplies locally. For example, one of our team runs a food distribution company in the Phillippines and has donated 30 tons of frozen food to poorer areas of the country. As a global organization, we believe we can help each other when it is needed the most and together we have stronger buying power and influence over our suppliers. The Pandemic will continue to cycle and there will likely be multiple waves in different countries around the world and so when one country has the most need, others will help and vice versa.
Where First?We started this initiative by suppling donations to 6 countries and are expanding to many more.
How can we help aside from donations?If you want to share sources of suppliers, help distribute medical supplies, help to promote this initiative in the press, please use the Contact Us form below.
Are donations tax deductible?We are now able to offer a tax reduction receipt for US based tax payers. To achieve this, we've partnered with an existing US based 501(c)3 non-profit. Use the contact Us form if you have donated since we've created this partnership and would like to have your receipt for this tax deduction. If you are not a US based tax payer, then we are looking to partner with non-profit organizations in other countries which might be able to offer something similiar. Please use the Contact Us form below to let us know if you have any questions related to this.
Corporate/Foundation Goal: US$750,000
Corporations, foundations and other entities wishing to support this initiative are encouraged to Contact Us to make a donation.
GoFundMe Goal: $250,000
Individuals are encouraged to donate via our GoFundMe campaign.