ICHS Foundation Bloom online fundraiser announcement
Double your impact by making a gift by May 31st to provide free charity care for uninsured ICHS patients.
International Community Health Services Foundation is addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Complying with public health mandates, we canceled our 2020 Bloom Luncheon, our largest event of the year. But we are not halting our fundraising. Patients need critical health care now more than ever. With unemployment at a record high, the need for free charity care for the uninsured has never been greater.
Will you make an urgent gift of $100 to provide a health visit to one uninsured patient? Your gift today will be doubled up to $100,000 thanks to a matching challenge.
Meet Uncle Lau, a 71 year old Vietnamese refugee who relies on affordable health care services. ICHS was "crucial to his recovery" after he had a stroke in the early 2000s with no health insurance. Donations to charity care are donated directly to patients like Uncle Lau.
Lau worked for years helping to run a beauty salon while also delivering newspapers in the morning. But as the cost of his premiums rose, the payments became too steep — so he gave up his health plan.
Read his story in Crosscut.
ICHS has experienced a significant financial shortfall during the unprecedented public health crisis. Yet, frontline staff remain committed to providing critical services, all while uncertain of how long we can keep our doors open.
Your gift today will directly pay for critical patient services such as free COVID-19 drive-thru testing, telehealth visits, and other essential health services.
And now, you have an opportunity to double your impact with the $100,000 matching challenge.
Please make a donation today to keep our most vulnerable community members healthy.
Questions? Please contact Tagoipah Mathno, Foundation development coordinator.
Thank you to our sponsors
Ark & Winifred Chin Foundation
Molina Healthcare of Washington
Arcora The Foundation of Delta Dental of Washington
Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority