Collecting Scrubs is Only the First Step

Recently, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore responded enthusiastically to Save Your Scrubs, donating 810 pounds of gently used medical uniforms. Next, a group from the International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh came in to begin the job of sorting through them, making matched sets, grouping by size, and packing them for donation.

Scrubs are an important way to limit the spread of infectious material, protecting both healthcare workers and their patients. In the hospitals with which Global Links works, budgets rarely provide for scrubs, and our partners have been requesting them regularly. Scrubs will be included in our upcoming hurricane relief shipment to Cuba.

Global Links accepts all scrubs, men’s and women’s, tops and bottoms, in sizes up through X-Large that don’t have one’s name embroidered onto them. Institutional names are acceptable. Scrubs must be clean and in good condition, with no rips or stains.

The scrubs that Global Links’ overseas partners are unable to use- because of sizing, mismatched pairs or other issues – are given to a local volunteer organization that makes them into children’s quilts for donation.

Small donations of scrubs can be mailed or dropped off at

Global Links
4809 Penn Ave. #2,
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Attn: Save Your Scrubs

For larger, institutional collections, email Hayley Brugos or call 412.361.3424, ext. 213.

Your additional donation of $25 will help us deliver these scrubs to where they are desperately needed. To make a secure donation via our website, click here and put “scrubs” in the comment field.


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