How You Can Help
Donations to the Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic can be made through the Upstate Medical University Foundation. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Volunteer Your Time and Talents
If you can give at least 4-5 hours of your time each month to help build a healthier community in the Southern Tier, we would love to hear from you. The Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic has an on-going need for trained medical personnel and administrative support staff during each Monday and/or Thursday evening clinic session. We also need people who may not be able to work at the clinic, but who can provide assistance with fund-raising activities.
Will you be doing some of your shopping online this year? If so, you now have an opportunity to help the Community Free Clinic every time you purchase something from one of over 680 online merchants. If you would like to see the list of participating merchants, along with the percentages each merchant will contribute, please visit the merchant list on the iGive site to see the participating merchants (even eBay is a participating merchant). Each time you make a purchase, the Free Clinic will receive a small percentage of the purchase price from the merchant. Each merchant determines the percentage donated per sale. It does not increase the price you pay for goods.
The only thing you need to do before you start your shopping spree is to register at the iGive.com site and download a bit of software. This software will allow iGive to track your purchases and allocate the proper percentage to the Free Clinic. When you register, you can choose to receive tax deduction reporting information, or you can choose to donate anonymously.
While the iGive.com site does require a purchase in order for the Free Clinic to receive any revenue, GoodSearch is a way that you can donate to the Free Clinic without spending anything. If you use GoodSearch for your online research, instead of the other major search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, etc.), GoodSearch will donate a penny everytime you do an online search. Just think how many times a day we all search for things at home, work, and school. All you need to do is use this personalized link the first time you use GoodSearch, or designate the Community Free Clinic as your beneficiary (drop-down box) when you use GoodSearch .