The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia, a non-profit medical and dental clinic serving the West Georgia area, announces their participation in Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018. This annual event is a nationwide fundraising initiative encouraging Americans to give in support of their favorite charities on the heels of the retail frenzy during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Beginning in 2012, Giving Tuesday was established on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so Americans would think of those in need during the holiday retail season. With Giving Tuesday now in its sixth year, Rapha joins the more than 47,000 causes from across the nation in this month of giving. Throughout the month of November, Rapha Clinic will accept donations in any amount, with the fundraiser culminating on the day of Giving Tuesday: November 27th. Those wishing to make a contribution are encouraged to visit the Rapha website, where they will have the option to either make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift. Community support means Rapha Clinic can continue to provide essential health and dental care to West Georgians in need.
“Giving Tuesday is a unique opportunity for Rapha Clinic to be part of a national movement where Americans give back to their communities,” said Dr. Joseph Cox, Executive Director of Rapha Clinic. “We’re excited to see how this fundraising campaign can positively impact medical care for our fellow West Georgians.”
Since opening in 2010, Rapha Clinic has been providing free medical care to adults who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who are uninsured. Rapha provides medical and dental care, along with mammograms, Healthy Lifestyle classes, gynecological exams, and cardiac stress testing. Through a Prescription Assistance Program, Rapha helps patients receive most of their medications for free. The Tanner Mammography Mobile Unit also partners with Rapha to provide screenings.
With their brand new facility in Temple opening soon, Rapha is poised to serve even more West Georgians in need. As the need for medical services increases, so does the need for donors and volunteers to support the organization. Patient and data statistics from 2017 showed that for every dollar donated to Rapha Clinic, there was a seven-fold gain in healthcare for West Georgians.
For more information about Rapha Clinic and their involvement with Giving Tuesday, please visit www.raphaclinic.org or call 770-562-4501.