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December 17, 2014 Published in Non-Profits

Brother’s Brother Foundation Again Top Ranked By Forbes, Responds To Requests For Medical Assistance In 15 Countries And Educational Assistance In 7 Countries

Brother’s Brother Foundation as one of only two charities with a 100% rating for fundraising efficiency and 100% for charitable commitment of the 50 largest U.S. charities reviewed by Forbes in December 2014.  For more information go to http://www.forbes.com/top-charities/.  The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval. BBF achieved a 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator.

This month BBF has 6 ocean container shipments and one air shipment going to hospitals and clinics in Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti and Sierra Leone.  These shipments contain over 146,000 bottles of medicines including antibiotics, antivirals and antihypertensives, along with other requested medical supplies and equipment.  BBF also provided medical supplies for 21 medical mission trips to 13 countries.

Also in December, BBF’s education program is sending 30 ocean-going container shipments to seven countries: Dominica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Somalia and St. Lucia.  These shipments contain over 508,000 requested textbooks and other educational materials to enhance learning opportunities for students from elementary through higher education levels.

BBF is a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity with a newly opened warehouse in the National Capital Area. BBF has provided over 100,000 tons of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 140 countries. With the help of gifts from the general public, corporations and foundations, in 2014 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 60 countries. These shipments are the equivalent of more than 320 tractor trailer loads. Also in 2014, BBF provided supplies for over 250 medical and humanitarian hand-carry mission trips.

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