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Friday, August 14, 2020

Ways to Give

Founded in 1998 as a free clinic primarily staffed by volunteers, CVIM continues to be committed to its founding objective – increasing access to high quality primary medical and dental care and prescription medications for uninsured, vulnerable families living in poverty – the working poor who have no place to turn for care. Studies at that time estimated that 6-9% of the county’s population was uninsured/underinsured.  CVIM is currently celebrating 20 years of providing healthcare, hope and healing. Through the years, CVIM has become a nationally-recognized non-profit healthcare provider. From our humble beginnings as the region’s first volunteer-based clinic to our current facility in West Chester, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide free healthcare to individuals in need throughout the Chester County region.

Your generosity is the easiest and most significant way to make a difference in the health, well-being, and lives of our patients allowing CVIM to continue as the premier provider of healthcare to those most in need.

Below is a summary of ways you can support CVIM. Every gift, regardless of size, is important and greatly appreciated


Make your check payable to:  Community Volunteers in Medicine. Send donations to Attn: Development Office, Community Volunteers in Medicine, 300 B. Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.

Secure online donation

We accept all major credit cards. Remember you can make your gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, volunteer, or a caregiver. Please click here.

Stock, Bond, Mutual Fund Transfers

With your gift of appreciated stock, shares of mutual funds, or other securities, you may reduce or eliminate capital gains tax while benefiting CVIM. You may also make a gift of real estate, paid-up insurance policies, personal property and other holdings. Call us at 610-836-5990, ext. 108 or email jrusenko@cvim.org for wiring and account info.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a philanthropic savings account.  It is a type of giving program that allows you to possibly combine tax benefits with the flexibility to recommend the amount and the frequency of gifts to your favorite charities like Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM).  It also serves as a meaningful way to strengthen your family’s tradition of philanthropy.  Your financial advisor can help you learn how to set up a donor-advised fund.

Planned Giving: Compassionate Giving for a Better Tomorrow

The CVIM Cornerstone Society recognizes and honors those individuals who have included CVIM in their long-term financial and estate plans, through a bequest provision in their Will, by establishing a life-income gift, or through another form of a deferred gift. A planned gift to CVIM as part of your estate plan provides a meaningful way of extending personal gratitude and appreciation to CVIM. For more information about these and other ways to create a legacy at CVIM, contact Jason Arbacheski at (610) 836-5990, ext. 132, or email: jarbacheski@cvim.org

Workplace Giving (Employer matching)

Many corporations have workplace giving programs to help develop philanthropy by their employees. We salute those companies and the generosity of their employees. If you work for a large corporation, check with your human resources department to find out about its matching-gift policy.  CVIM supporters that work in the private sector can donate through their donor-designated contributions in workplace giving drives such as the United Way.  Please list Community Volunteers in Medicine as your Charity of Choice on your United Way pledge forms.  We thank you for your support and making CVIM your donor choice charity.

Third Party Fundraisers

Third party fundraisers, events, and programs organized by companies, organizations or schools are another excellent source of funding for the healthcare center.  Examples of third party events include: sports tournaments, bake sales, birthday or holiday parties with a “No Gift” theme and request for donations –Facebook Fundraisers are a popular option; Community collection of needed clinic supplies: over the counter cough and cold products, toothbrushes/paste/floss; happy hour at a restaurant, student projects, and cocktail receptions.  If you would like to organize a third party event to benefit CVIM please review our policy and then contact our Development Office at 610-836-5990 ext. 108.


Volunteers are the heart and soul of CVIM. Our volunteer licensed healthcare professionals and support volunteers embody a “Culture of Caring” that is shared with our patients through the provision of compassionate, culturally competent and dignified care. Learn more about volunteering at CVIM.