CCVIM is community-owned and supported entirely through local donations. We receive no federal or state funds. Your donation is tax-deductible (EIN # 20-5695518) and the entire amount stays within our service area to assist local people. Checks made payable to CCVIM may be sent to:
310 East Third Street, PO Box 416,
Mifflinville, PA 18631
OR through Debit, Credit Card, or Paypal:
Time and skills
Check out our volunteer page! VOLUNTEER
We offer a small food pantry to our patients, since it is not easy to get to other food banks with their work schedules and transportation. If any group or individual wants to donate healthy non-perishable and unexpired food to us, we would appreciate it!
Examples of healthy foods would be:
- canned fruits and vegetables and tomato sauce
- proteins like canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, or beans
- grains like rice and pasta, cereal, and oatmeal
- snacks like granola bars, nut or seed mixes, and graham crackers
- Please don’t donate food that would be high in sodium, or sugary snacks
- Please note- most importantly! Don’t donate your dead granny’s canned Vienna sausage that expired in 1989. The clinic cannot give out expired food and we must pay to dispose of it. It may be considered toxic waste by now!
Donations of personal care items, like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, and the like, are also appreciated by our patients.
Some local farmers and gardeners also donate their excess fresh produce. This is great for our patients, but keep in mind that we have limited storage space and cannot really refrigerate much. We accept it as we are able, but it is better to drop it off at the clinic at the beginning of each week to avoid spoilage and waste, since we have patients on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and are closed on weekends.
Medications and Durable Medical Goods
Many people try to donate “leftover” meds to the clinic. While we appreciate the thoughtfulness, and understand that disposing of unused and expensive meds seems wasteful, we generally cannot accept such medications. We can only accept factory-sealed, unexpired medications, and they must be common ones our patients might use. The disposal of meds for the clinic is expensive and time-consuming. Please call to check with staff before dropping them off. Also, a reminder, CCVIM does not prescribe controlled substances and we do not have any narcotics at all at the clinic.
Here is practical advice on how to dispose of unused drugs (and a list of takeback locations in PA) :
The clinic has very limited storage space. We cannot generally accept any durable medical goods, like walkers or crutches, specialized chairs, hospital beds, glucometers, or CPAP machines. The one exception is nebulizers for breathing treatments, which we can use. We also have enough gauze, bandages, saline syringes, and other home health care items. Remember our patients are mobile and working, not home-bound, so while someone may need those things, the people we serve do not.
Thank you to our major corporate donors!
Your donation of funds and services makes comprehensive healthcare for our uninsured patients possible!
The Magee Foundation
Thank you to BIDA!
Thank you to our not-so-Secret-Santa, the Berwick Industrial Development Association. Each year BIDA generously donates the necessary office supplies that help to keep the clinic in business. CCVIM is so blessed to be located in such a supportive community!
Thank you to the LCBC Church!
A huge thank you to the congregation of LCBC Columbia-Montour for the donation of present bags (these are only a few of the ones left pictured here) for our patients. Each year, the church makes sure the members of our community that we serve have something extra under their trees in December.
Last year one of our patients and her husband shared that without these gifts they would not have had anything at all to open on Christmas. All of our patients have asked us to thank you and tell you they appreciate how you are “making Spirits bright!”
Thank you to the BU Biology Club!
Angela Hess, Advisor to the BU Biology Club, and officers Olivia Horman and Tyler Carroll brought 4 boxes of food for our patients today! The Biology Club had a fun contest to make holiday ornaments out of lab materials from the students specialty areas, with the entrance fee being 2 donations of non-perishables for CCVIM food bank. Thank you to all the students, and also thanks to Angela, who contacted us through Bette Grey, who is the founder of the club, and the CCVIM founder as well!
Thank you Cierra Earnest of Columbia County 4H
We are thankful for community members like Cierra Earnest, from Columbia County 4H, who showed up today with a big donation of food that we needed for our Thanksgiving Dinner giveaway. We are so grateful that people are making this possible for our patients!