April was National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Special thanks to Hannah for designing all the wonderful treats that appeared in the breakroom during the week of April 8th. The work and dedication of all of our volunteers is what makes our clinic so very special. You will be happy to know we received our certification status. It takes 67 volunteers to operate our clinic each week! Many of our volunteers work multiple shifts. Thank you for your continued care and support!
Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event.
The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine.
Berkeley Hall Charitable foundation holds a grant recipient reception each year. This year we were highlighted as one of the nonprofits to receive money. Dr O’Malley is one is our doctors. He lives in Berkeley hall and he was asked to tell the group about our community work. We received $10,000 from the foundation for patient services and imaging lab work!
In December, our nutritionist Wendy Barron brought new programs to the clinic. The first program involved a collaboration with the Low Country Food Bank of Charleston. A group of patients attended a two-hour workshop on better ways to shop for healthy foods. After the program, each participant received all the ingredients needed to prepare the meals that were discussed during the workshop. We are planning to have additional programs in March.
A surprise $9,000.00 in-kind donation came from the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary fund in December. We were able to purchase some pneumonia vaccines and other needed medications not provided by the Dispensary of Hope.