Over the past four years, I've asked you, our donors, to respond and keep VINA Community Dental Center solvent, thriving and moving forward. Over the past four years, you have responded generously time and time again.
As we go into 2023, we have accomplished so much that will strengthen VINA’s mission to serve those in need of affordable dental care:
- We are expanding our Victors for Veterans program to double the number of veterans receiving free dental care.
- We have enhanced our marketing efforts to increase the visibility of VINA to those that are eligible but haven't yet found us. (This aggressive marketing has led to a marked increase in new patients).
- We are partnering with more non-profits serving similar populations, leading to better collaboration and service for those in need.
VINA has undergone a number of changes this past year as you've seen throughout this newsletter. At the same time, our patients continue their testimonies to the changes VINA has made in their lives. Our Board of Directors, staff and partners are the strongest they’ve ever been.
However, we cannot be complacent with our giving. Every day we read about non-profits that are sinking because they cannot raise the funds to support their causes. These economic times have affected our fundraising. We saw all three of our fundraisers fall short of projections this year and individual donations are down as well.
In order to do the things we know need to be done, WE NEED YOU! More than 40% of our budget comes from your donations through individual giving and fundraisers. We need you to survive and thrive...to fulfill the mission.
Can we count on you this holiday season to remember those in need through your generous donation to VINA?
You can use a check, cash or credit card. Simply mail in your donation or click the button below to support VINA and those in need this holiday season.
The staff, board and volunteers at VINA wish you and your families a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
- Jim Gilmore