About Medic Foundation
What does Medic do?
Medic collects and repairs used equipment useful in health projects in developing countries. Medic makes these equipment and goods available to health care facilities in those countries upon request and at a marginal cost.
For more than thirty-five years, more than 90 volunteers have been working every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 29 Johannes Bosboomstraat in Apeldoorn to collect, repair and test these used equipment and goods that have been donated to their Medic Foundation by hospitals and institutions in care.
Relief supplies are offered to us by hospitals, nursing homes, the medical industry, medical practices and home care. But private individuals, service clubs, charitable funds and other aid organizations also provide help to Medic. We are very grateful for these contributions. In addition, there are also financial sponsors who ensure that the Medic Foundation can continue to do its work.
Medic is a volunteer organization that helps provide medical supplies and services to the needy in economically deprived areas, regardless of race, creed or ideology.
After it was founded by the surgeon AJ Froeling in 1968, Medic has grown considerably into an organization with about 90 volunteers, experts in a wide area. In 1982 Medic became an independent foundation
Costs and benefits
Most goods are made available free of charge, sometimes goods or parts of equipment are purchased. The costs of means of transport, rent storage spaces, repairs and other operating costs are added to this.
However, the fact that the organization is run entirely by unpaid volunteers keeps the burden low. The costs are covered by asking applicants for a contribution. In selected cases, deliveries are made available free of charge to the extent that our resources are available. By closely monitoring our income and expenses, we are able to continue our work and improve our assistance.