At Afya, we always believe that people have the capacity to make a difference and live with purpose, no matter which circumstance they find themselves in. Afya’s Occupational Therapy internship program breathes life into this belief.
Amputation surgical kits. Chemical protection respirators. These are some of the items that doctors in Ukraine are asking us for. These, and many, many more. Items you would never want to see on a medical supply request list are coming in.
Working closely with the Westchester Commissioner’s team over the past 18 months, Afya has been leading weekly virtual satellite sorting sessions with inmates in the Young Offender jail.
The Afya Foundation and our partners deliver supplies to refugee welcoming center in New Jersey October 28, 2021 Earlier this month, the Afya Foundation traveled with representatives from Upwardly Global, the Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration (WJCI), Shames JCC, JCC of Mid-Westchester and the UJA-Federation of NY to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The […]
This article also appears on Hands Up for Haiti. This blog is written by Samson Desamour, who has been on the ground in Les Cayes, the epicenter of the 2021 earthquake, helping to deliver supplies since early last week. Samson is one of Hands Up for Haiti’s original in-country leaders and an Afya Foundation volunteer. The Afya Foundation […]
The Afya Foundation’s Occupational Therapy program brings dedicated volunteers into the warehouse and simultaneously helps volunteers achieve their goals! Get to know some of our volunteers. Jimmy Kuang Jimmy started as a volunteer with Afya during the summer of 2016. After his first day at the warehouse, Jimmy knew that Afya was his home. He […]
Thanks to Afya’s Occupational Therapy interns, any individual with a passion to serve can participate in our mission. April 12, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge The Afya Foundation is an unstoppable force in the realm of disaster relief and, thanks to Afya’s Occupational Therapy interns, any individual with a passion to serve can participate in our […]
Covid-19 turned everyone’s world upside down, but Kara and Dmitry worked to create a sense of normalcy for their students.
Today we recognize World Water Day, a day commemorating the human right to clean water and sanitation that so many live without. March 22, 2021 By: Marissa Roberge Afya is committed to improving global health across the globe. Part and parcel to that mission is clean water and sanitation. That is why, when possible, Afya […]
How The Afya Foundation’s 2014 ebola relief effort informed our coronavirus response By Marissa Roberge Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The Afya Foundation has a track record of successful disaster relief work. This is thanks to the relationships we have developed with health professionals at home and abroad, our stockpile of medical supply, our targeted approach […]