|New Year's 2013 Gift has arrived!|
We received a second straight dedicated food grant from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF). IHS had appealed for continued support, which would allow us to continue to provide and stock food for underfunded guests at the UVA Hospitality House, and for making full-day meal packets for the Office of Social Work in UVA Medical Center for caregivers without funds who are monitoring loved ones, especially parents in Pediatric Clinics who can be stranded for weeks, even months, awaiting progress for their children.
This Grant can potentially represent from 33-39% of needed funding for food
This New Year's gift received by IHS in late December was a grant for $8,000! Forty-eight organizations are receiving $336,800 in grant awards to help secure vital needs within their programs. Twice per year, the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF awards gifts through a competitive grant cycle.
To place the IHS Food Program funding in real terms, consider this ...
The IHS Food Program is now the most expensive category for the charity
The other unmet needs, which we have sought to meet and strengthen the safety net, are lodging, co-pays & prescriptions, travel, and support with infant car seats and infant clothing, etc. for indigent families being served in UVA Pediatric Clinics. This latest gift from Bama Works of Dave Matthews Band in CACF is solely dedicated for insuring that nutritional needs are not neglected for the underfunded visitors to UVA Medical Center.
IHS is considered the "go to" charity when a UVA social worker calls. Since all requests are screened and approved by social workers, there is no delay in response. The same can be said about the generosity of Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) and The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band committee who screened and approved our efforts to feed hungry people a long way from home. They have again reacted with a most timely gift, which is so important to so many.
Sincerely ... Thomas Wade Clegg III