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Creating a Sustainable Charity | Laura Luxemburg | TEDxUCSD

vor 2 Jahren

In this talk, Laura Luxemburg shares her experience in starting a charity that focuses on sending medical supplies to clinics in developing nations. She describes her passion of "dumpster diving" to find discarded materials that can still be used by those who need it.

Laura Luxemburg has been described as unconventional, determined, a mover and shaker with a bit of dreamer thrown in. She is the founder of a grassroots 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Ssubi is Hope. Laura traveled to a small clinic in Uganda with no thought of ever founding a non-profit. She wanted to show her children you didn’t have to be a rock star or a movie star to make a difference in lives of others. So on that first trip after witnessing a child die of asthma from the lack of proper medical equipment, she took action and purchased the clinic's first supplies and equipment. From that need, Laura has become a “dumpster diver”. Greening Southern CA by diverting unused and unwanted medical supplies and equipment to the under-served locally and globally.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at