By Jesse Wood
Community Care Clinic won three grants totaling nearly $60,000 recently.
Those grants include a $5,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation, a $35,000 grant from the CVS Foundation and $17,116 from Modern Subaru of Boone.
“It’s kind of amazing. All three are brand new funding,” Community Care Clinic Executive Director Melissa Selby said.
Selby noted that the CVS Health Foundation grant is just one of 33 given out nationally to similar organizations. This grant was announced in early April and was among $1 million in grants awarded to 33 free and charitable clinics.
The Delta Dental Foundation monies will help serve the male population needing dental services. Selby noted that currently the Community Care Clinic only serves females through a grant provided by the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge. This grant is among 90 grants totaling over $325,000 that the foundation has awarded to oral-health organizations since 2011.
Modern Subaru of Boone’s donation was part of Subaru’s Share the Love event. During the 2016 Share the Love event, Subaru of America donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities.
Selby noted that the Community Care Clinic was especially excited about the Modern Subaru of Boone check because customers who bought a car recently had the option of choosing which charity $250 of the purchase price would be awarded to.
“That’s about 68 people who bought a new car and chose the Community Care Clinic,” Selby said.
The Community Care Clinic serves low-income patients that don’t have insurance. The Community Care Clinic has a main clinic in Boone and satellite clinics in Sugar Grove, the Hospitality House and Bradford Mobile Home Park.
“These will keep us going with what we are doing,” Selby said. “They will basically help us sustain the growth that we already undertook last year to increasing patient numbers to a historical high of 1,200 patients and over 7,000 visits and to help keep the satellite clinics open.”
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