Sunday, March 25, 2018

March Is Moving Rather Quickly ...

It happens annually ... Tax time deadline; submission of annual application for Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC);  reviewing grants with April deadlines; and contact by participants who wish to become active in support of IHS categories, especially for making meal packets for UVA Medical Center caregivers who accompany patients.

As I write this e-mail, it is Sunday March 18, 2018 and ...

I received an e-mail from Margaret Gorman that her Sunday School classes at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church UU in Charlottesville are having a meal making session at the church at this time.  Thanks to all who are participating! They're making 204 full-day meal packets.

This past week, following their regular second Sunday production at Grace & Glory Lutheran Church in Palmyra, the church made 62 meal packets and delivered to the Lake Monticello
IHS Office.  Thanks to Jan Crowther and Justin Wade for their leadership for this monthly effort.

I also received an e-mail today from Andria Li, one of the monthly service chairs for AMSA, a pre-med club at the University of Virginia. Andria announced that they intend to make 42 meal packets in the next few weeks.  This will be their first time involvement.  Thanks to AMSA.

Oh ... I almost forgot to mention the Fluvanna Rotary Club

A few weeks ago, the Fluvanna Rotary Club made their first production of meal packets. Debra Kurre headed up that project with Rotary members who set aside a time and date for that effort. Debra met with me at the IHS office to review what was needed and organized the session.  It really helps when a first-time participant meets with an experienced leader of a meal-making church, club, clinic or scout troop and learns what items are best for the contents of a meal packet. It sometimes takes a little practice to understand sizes and what constitutes a complete packet. Debra Kurre's visit paid off and the packets were excellent.

I know this is a short note ... but it shows that volunteers are adding to our idea of positive MARCH MADNESS!

In closing,  please know that we look forward to other groups who wish to add IHS meal-making to their list of charity activities. Also know that there are some other categories whereby funds alone can greatly secure the needs of indigent patients and caregivers. For example, lodging and prescription funds are always at the forefront of this charity's efforts. Once a year participation or several times annually ... YOU select how your group can involve helping out!
And, as always, 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 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.

Your thoughtful consideration of our efforts is so appreciated.   
Much Love ... "Us"