This announcement is solely offered to stimulate thought for participating in our first ever auction to enhance fundraising for this vital charity which serves the indigent and underfunded patients and caregivers who must come to the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment.
Start now!Think of an item which you own, or which you can provide, for placement into the first Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum (IHS) auction. This could be paintings, other art items or collectibles; gift ideas such as a night out in a wonderful restaurant for a family; perhaps a 2-day stay at a nice hotel or resort or B&B for a couple; perhaps a gift certificate for a vast array of things!
Think of something which you would enjoy: Perhaps a gift of a pair of concert tickets to a popular play or musical event. As I said, the possibilities are numerous!
There are really two opportunities to participate:
The link which follows will describe how to become involved. Remember - every penny earned from the sale of an item will allow IHS to meet its obligations for temporary support for the least able who MUST travel to Charlottesville for medical care. No one at this charity is paid. Everyone is a volunteer,
AND WE ARE ALL DONATING ITEMS FOR THIS AUCTION. If you have a question, read the linked website or send an e-mail and we will seek to clarify.Here is the link for registering items to be donated:
Another announcement will be forthcoming in a week:
Continue to review how YOU can participate. Also, use that "forward e-mail" below to friends and/or businesses to secure more interest in this opportunity for fundraising to secure the last lifeline for so many patients and family members who come to UVA Medical Center from great distances. Those without means for temporary lodging, food, travel, prescriptions and co-pays, and assistance with pediatric assistance depend on this charity. NOT EVERYONE WILL MAKE THAT VITAL TRIP FOR A FIRST DIAGNOSIS, IF THEY CAN NOT FEEL SECURE THAT A PLACE TO SLEEP AND SOMETHING TO EAT IS AVAILABLE TO THEM. Underfunded families sleeping in their cars with little to eat is simply not acceptable. IHS is seeking to secure these families.
Your donation keeps us in rapid response mode!
Please remember that all of us at IHS are non-paid volunteers, and we are all donating what we can to IHS personally. Also remember - for transparency we hold the "Gold Seal of Approval" from the Guidestar.org national clearing house. Please do what you can. And, if you would like to donate now to our cause, please click the button below to go to our encrypted secure on-line donation form.
A Sincere Appeal ...T. Wade, Elisheva & Sam
IHS Founding Officers
SPECIAL NOTICE for UVA Medical and University staff, and all other Virginia Commonwealth State Employees. The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) 2015-2016 begins October 1st. Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc. (IHS) is a CVC charity. To support our work for lodging, food programs, prescriptions & co-pays, pediatric support with infant car seats and clothing, etc. , designate your gift to CVC code 3648..