Welcome to Project C.U.R.E. — Chicago!
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in a Colorado garage in 1987 and has since expanded to seven distribution locations across the U.S., including The Windy City. We’ve also grown to become the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment, and services to doctors and nurses in more than 135 countries. This is no easy feat. The only way we can make it happen is through the help and support of those also willing to get involved — from volunteering to donating, you can help us make a difference.
Partnering with Walgreens – May 2023
A huge thank you to our partner Walgreens for their generosity and efforts working with us! They not only donated a ton of life-saving medical supplies for our partners around the world; but serving with Project C.U.R.E. Chicago, they helped sort, label, and pack the supplies! Thanks for helping us deliver health and hope to the world Walgreens!
Partnering with Project Rise – April 2023
Recently the Project C.U.R.E. Chicago team picked up donations collected from Project Rise. Project Rise volunteers collected over 30 boxes of equipment and supplies throughout Ramadan at their Masjid to help deliver health and hope throughout the world. Project Rise is a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative that seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable people everywhere and we are so grateful for their partnership. Pictured L-R: Project C.U.R.E. Executive Director Katie Hanlon and Operations Director Jessamyn Moore, and Project Rise volunteers Sarah Ghadiali, Sakina Poonawala, and Taher Suratwala.
Celebrating with the Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance – April 2023
More than 600 members of the Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance, the largest network of Muslim physicians in Illinois, gathered for a Ramadan Iftar event spotlighting their global outreach efforts and partnership with Project C.U.R.E. to aid earthquake victims with vital medical relief in Syria. Partnerships like these enable Project C.U.R.E. to provide essential services to communities in need around the globe.
Pictured: Katie Hanlon and her son Jack with Dr. Rumana Siddiqui, CMMA Board Member
Lions Club and Project C.U.R.E. – February 23, 2023
Hundreds of members of the Lions Club in Chicago gathered for the 2023 District 1F Convention in which Project C.U.R.E’s mission to deliver health and hope was highlighted.
Katie Hanlon, Project C.U.R.E’s Chicago Executive Director, had the pleasure of speaking to Lions members about our emergency response in Ukraine. Today marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Within days, Project C.U.R.E. delivered emergency medical supplies and equipment to those in urgent need. In the past year, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered over 89 shipments to Ukraine of medical supplies and equipment valued at $20 million!
Young Professionals Board of Chicago Hosts Faux Wedding – February 24, 2023
Project C.U.R.E’s Young Professionals Board hosted a night to remember with their latest fundraising event: The Chicago Faux Wedding. Attendees came dressed in their best bridesmaid and groomsman attire to celebrate a “faux” wedding ceremony and party the night away for a good cause. All proceeds went towards providing urgently needed medical supplies and equipment to those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. If you’re a young professional in Chicago looking to serve on our board, email [email protected].
Executive Director Katie Hanlon Inducted into Rotary I – February 14, 2023
Katie Hanlon, Project C.U.R.E’s Executive Director of Chicago, was inducted into Rotary 1 today! Our organizations have a strong collaborative history. To date, Project C.U.R.E. has received more than 270 grants from 100 Rotary Clubs, totaling $2.1 million dollars in support of our mission. Katie becomes the latest leader at Project C.U.R.E. to become a Rotarian and express her value of “service above self.”
Volunteer With Us
Project C.U.R.E. Chicago needs passionate, mission-driven volunteers who are ready to roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to help sort, package and/or label medical supplies, stock donated medical supplies, prepare for shipments, and load containers. We welcome both individual and group volunteers.
Signing up to volunteer is easy. Just visit the Chicago Volunteer Hub, select a date to see if openings are available, then select “sign up.” If you’ve never volunteered with us before, no worries, we’ve got an informative video and you’ll tour the warehouse. We won’t leave you hanging, we promise. Project C.U.R.E. requires that our volunteers who are 14-17 years old be accompanied by an adult. For younger volunteers, please email us for information on offsite options for Kits for Kids.
If you have a group ready to volunteer, just fill out the group registration form. It’s a fun way to serve and give back while building teamwork.
For more information, visit our FAQs.
The Young Professionals Board is a dynamic, active group of individuals between the ages of 21 and 35 engaged with the mission of Project C.U.R.E. The Young Professionals Board participates in retreats, seminars, international mission trips, and special events.
For more information, visit our Young Professionals Board.
Project C.U.R.E. Events
Project C.U.R.E. holds numerous fundraising events annually at each of our C.U.R.E. Communities throughout the country. Click the link below to see what events are being held at a Project C.U.R.E. location near you!
Donate Surplus Medical Supplies
To help provide the necessary medical equipment and supplies that doctors and nurses around the world need to save lives, we need surplus medical supplies donated from hospitals, manufacturers, medical facilities, and individuals. Learn more about how to donate supplies.
Make a Financial Contribution
While we need our volunteers and medical donations, financial donations make a significant impact in helping us get the medical supplies from our warehouse into the hands of the healthcare workers who need it most abroad.
Together, we can continue our mission to deliver health and hope to the world.Donate to Project C.U.R.E Chicago
Please call or email to set up a time for after-hours donation drop-offs.