Helping Diabetic Patients
If you would like to assist the Free Clinic in helping its diabetic patients there are several options:
DONATE DIABETIC SUPPLIES
Donations of supplies can be taken to the Free Clinic Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy cannot take any medication which has already been dispensed but can always use extra glucometers, test strips, log books, and insulin syringes.
Insulin syringes are a pressing need for diabetic patients at the Free Clinic. Many patients do not have the resources to be able to afford enough syringes and must reuse the syringes until they become dull. Ideally, the Free Clinic would like to be able to provide enough syringes for each diabetic patient to be able to use a new syringe for each dose of insulin. The Free Clinic receives some donations of syringes, but with over 700 diabetic patients, supplies still run short.
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
Checks can be sent to the Free Clinic at PO Box 728, Anderson, SC 29622.
By donating online, you can choose to make a one-time gift or a recurring gift. A recurring gift is a monthly donation that can allow a donor to give a small amount each month, and that small amount adds up to a substantial donation over time. For instance, a $10 per month donation will equal $120 over one year.
All donations can be designated to go to the program of your choice. If you would like your donation designated for diabetes care at the Free Clinic, please write diabetes on your check or in the “Designate my donation” box in the online form.
Community volunteers can help provide patient education and can assist in the pharmacy, and nursing volunteers can help triage patients and can test blood sugars. If you would like to volunteer at the Free Clinic, please contact Sherry Lawson, at 226-1294 x225. See our volunteer page for information about our next new volunteer orientation and our next current volunteer workshop.