Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Little History ... A Lot of Appreciation


The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is not familiar to all recipients of the IHS e-mails.  CVC is a state government opportunity for state employees to annually pledge a charitable donation through the payroll deduction program for nonprofits. After 8 years of participation in this UVA program for nonprofit giving, IHS's annual receipt of funds has ranged from $2,000 - $4,000.  Quite frankly, the only real opportunity for exposure is limited, and depends upon UVA hospital staff projecting the value of this charity for underfunded patients and families who must come to UVA Charlottesville for appointments and treatment.
 
In the May 10, 2018 CVC letter of notification, the campaign stated that it had collected for  Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc.  for 2017-2018 pledges a total of $ 2,136.00. At present this amount will be disbursed in 12 payments of $174.44.

Only eleven (11) state employee donors who made a gift in the 2017-2018 campaign wanted to be acknowledged. Their contact information was provided and each will receive a personal letter of acknowledgement. The only other route to express our appreciation to those who will not receive a personal note is in this monthly e-mail. To every donor, either through the CVC or donating outside of the payroll deduction program, your support is so vital to so many who arrive for so many vital and immediate needs. Without our presence to respond to Social Workers 24/7, so many would simply not make that trip from considerable distances, and decide to forego critical evaluation and treatment. 

If you are an employee at UVA Medical Center please introduce this "silent charity" to other members who may not be familiar with us. Our website has a 6 minute video on page 1.  All will find the website so helpful.  Thank you so much.

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 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.  


      

Your thoughtful consideration of our efforts is so appreciated.   
Much Love ... "Us"  
T. Wade Clegg III & Sam McLawhorn  

SPECIAL NOTICE for UVA Medical and University staff, and all other Virginia Commonwealth State Employees. The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) begins October 1, 2018.  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 003648..