We Care Foundation of Indian River
The We Care Foundation of Indian River, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a vehicle for charitable giving to provide essential services and materials for “We Care” patients outside the scope of those donated by local physicians.
Although $1 million+ vital services are provided by our dedicated Volunteer Physicians and other health care professionals each year, there remain medical needs beyond physician services for which funding has been non-existent. The We Care Foundation of Indian River was formed and began raising funds in 2013 to help meet these needs. With your support through the Foundation, more non-physician services can be provided and the “We Care” Mission will be advanced.
We Care has been helping people in need of medical care since 1991. Over the past few years, up to 3,000 patients are seen annually and we expect to more than double the number served at our expanded We Care Clinic. With your support and donations, the We Care Foundation of Indian River will expand the scope of non-physician services to We Care patients and advance the We Care mission. Some examples of what your donation may help purchase include:
- Cataract Lenses
- Wound Care
- Orthopedic Supplies
- Pressure Stockings
- Short-term Prescription Assistance
- Implants for Reconstructive Breast Surgery (cancer patients)
Your contributions help provide necessary services and supplies beyond physician care such as transportation, short-term prescription assistance and cataract lenses. We are currently raising funds to open a new “We Care” Clinic at Gifford Health Center to improve continuity in care. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.