Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Few Notes of Importance for October 2018

Perhaps  ... just perhaps ... YOU can spread the word!
Three Categories could use a boost!
They are:
1. Full-Day Meal Packets for the Food Cabinet located in the Office of Social Work in the UVA Medical Center.  Please access the Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum website for a detailed copy of what is needed in the meal packets. Presently, two churches provide scheduled projects to keep our stock ready.  If you would like to speak with the two church leaders for tips on how they stimulate enthusiasm, please e-mail us for their names and phone numbers. Perhaps your church or club or Scout contacts can find time for participation quarterly or monthly to share the load. Full day meal packets are accessed by UVA Social Workers to assist underfunded outpatients and their caregivers who simply can't afford a meal in the hospital cafe.

Infant Car Seats for indigent and grossly underfunded patients who are caught off guard with the time of departure with an infant for that trip home. IHS seeks to keep in  stock at our storage office the three main sizes of these safety seats which are needed by the Pediatric staff.  Our next order of car seats will entail purchase of about two dozen new seats. IHS must provide "new" seats when issued through the UVA Medical Center.

Lodging Assistance Fees for Underfunded outpatients and necessary caregivers.Lodging  is  especially needed  for patients who must travel long distances for treatment or appointments. The ability to balance funds for travel, food and lodging is critical for the indigent and underfunded. In fact many such patients often will negate coming to Charlottesville when these needs can not be met. IHS generally is that last option for a Social Worker to contact when someone arrives and finds that they simply can't afford the cost of even one night at UVA Hospitality House or a commercial hotel when the House is fully occupied.  IHS also stocks the Hospitality House kitchen monthly with an email of needed supplies from the House Supervisor.  

Whatever you can do to raise interest in support of this 24/7 nonprofit effort for the least able among us is so appreciated.

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. 

Sincerely ... T. Wade Clegg III & Sam McLawhorn for IHS  
Founding Members IHS 

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..