November 2018 Newsletter
Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

Thursday, November 1st
Diabetic Support Group

Thursday, November 15th 
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Monday, November 19th
Dental Day with  Miles of Smiles

Wednesday, December 5th
Dental Day with  Miles of Smiles

Thursday, December 6th

Thursday, December 20th
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Our Wishlist 
 
Help those we serve by donating supplies! HFHC appreciates various donations that help us meet the needs of our clients. Our most-needed items are:
 
Stainless Steel Foot File Replacement Papers from Sally Beauty

Hand Sanitizer 

Blood Glucose Test strips (Free Style, Prodigy, OneTouch, and True Result Walgreen's Brand)

and more!
 
Visit our Wish List for additional items we're wishing for and instructions for sending your donation in.
 
Community Kitchen
We will be at the Community Kitchen on Tuesday, November 20th. Volunteers and Board Members are welcome to join this event that is an important service to the community.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Val Petre at (616)-392-3610 ext. 204. 
Interested in Volunteering?
 
We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following programs:

Dental:  Volunteer dental providers, assistants, hygienists, and dentists (restorative and prosthodontics).  HFHC is a CE sponsor and can offer credits to individuals who volunteer.
  
Pamper & Prayer:  Nurses and CNA's needed to assist at monthly foot care clinics. Typically held the 3rd  Thursday evening of each month.  Must be comfortable interacting with patients in a spiritual setting.
   
Mental Health:  Licensed therapists to provide short term client counseling. Particular need for male counselors to provide care and comfort for our male clientele
  
 
Fill out our  Volunteer Survey today to get involved in one of the many unique roles available. Spanish speaking volunteers are always needed.

  
West Michigan Dental Foundation Grant: Received
We are happy to announce that we received $5,000 from the West Michigan District Dental Society as a part of their West Michigan Foundation grant. We look forward to using these funds for expanding the dental supplies and equipment at the Clinic. Thank you so much to WMDDS for their generous support!

Diabetes Support Group

On November 1st, Dr. Tom Arendshorst, an ophthalmologist, shared information about caring for your eyes when you have diabetes. His presentation included warning signs for eye disease and how to prevent / minimize damage.

Join us for our next session on Thursday, December 6th as we talk about surviving and thriving during the holidays. The group will be sampling recipes and sharing tips about how to make holiday recipes diabetic friendly. Bring your own favorite dish if you would like to pass! It's  a holiday celebration your glucose meter will like!

If you are interested in participating, or know someone that would benefit from this group, please contact Val Petre at (616)-392-3610 ext. 204. 
Ophthalmologist/Optometrist Needed  
We are seeking a optometrist or ophthalmologist to volunteer at HFHC! This position requires 4 hours / month or every over month. Duties include providing eye health and vision /refraction exams to those in need. Contact Val Petre at vpetre@hfhclinic.org for more information or interest. 
'Tis the Season of Giving 
  
What better way to kick off this Holiday Season than with a grateful heart!  Tuesday, November 27th is Giving  Tuesday, a global day of giving towards  deserving  organizations. This year, consider contributing to    Holland  Free  Health Clinic!  Below are 3 easy ways to donate: 
Online Giving - Make a quick online donation through Paypal!

Mailing:  - Fill out this form and mail it to Holland Free Health Clinic, 99 W 26th Street, Holland MI 49423

AmazonSmile - Instead of shopping on Amazon this Holiday Season, shop on AmaznSmile! Amazon donates 0.5% of every purchase made on AmazonSmile to your designated organization. Choose HFHC and start contributing! 
Health Fair at St. Francis de Sales
The Holland Free Health Clinic was happy once again to be a part of this fun and valuable community event, the annual Health Fair a St. F rancis de Sales Church, on  November 4th. At this event we provided more than 60 blood glucose and blood pressure screenings to the congregation.
Run For Your Life 5K Run/Walk

Our 9th annual  Run for Your Life 5k   was a great success! Thank you to the 141 runners who participated in this great  event, and came dressed in fun costumes! 

With the help of our sponsors and  participants, we raised over $13,000! These funds will help further HFHC's mission to increase access to healthcare for the local underserved.

Thank you also to the 21 local businesses that partnered with HFHC to make this event possible - special thanks to our Title Sponsor Chemical Bank! The community involvement with RFYL was tremendous - the runners, sponsors, and volunteers make this event unforgettable. 

Check out our website for timed results, photos, and more!
 
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