What your donation provides
Your donation goes directly to benefit people who need medical treatment. Unlike many charities, MACLA Inc.’s administrative overhead is minimal, averaging less than 4 percent per year comprising secretarial work and mailings. Everything from office space and computers to warehouse space is donated.
The medical personnel traveling donate money for travel and expenses. MACLA Inc.’s chief trip coordinator donates her time, which is significant. All of the medical and lay volunteers donate their off time, weekends, holidays, and vacations to this effort.
Surgical and medical firms, as well as pharmaceutical companies, donate equipment, instruments, and medicine. Hospitals and surgical centers throughout the United States as well as other countries donate anesthesia machines, monitors, and other surgical supplies.
More than 800 individuals, companies, and foundations have made cash donations, without which necessary equipment and medications could not be obtained.
As a result of everyone’s commitment to MACLA Inc.’s cause, it is estimated that the cost is less than $500 per patient operation. The cost for total care of an infection, wound, or other medical problem is less than $30 per patient.
As you can see, a small donation can make a noticeable difference in the lives of people in the Dominican Republic.
- A $1,000 gift will buy used medical/surgical machines.
- A $500 donation covers the cost of surgery for a baby with a cleft lip and palate.
- A $260 donation will provide a cleft lip or cleft palate operation.
- A $50 contribution pays for all postoperative care, medicine, and bandages for one child.
Right now, children are being turned away from medical care in the Dominican Republic. Because even more resources are required to provide for their medical/surgical care, MACLA Inc. can use your donation immediately.