News and Events – November/December 2022

Candy Cane Lane

‘Tis the season for our fifteenth annual Candy Cane Lane event, where families living in homeless shelters and domestic violence safe houses can choose toys, clothing, winter gear, sleepwear, goods, and gifts for themselves and the children in their lives. This year’s drive is happening at our new community outreach center from December 12 to 16. Last year, we served 175 families, more than 20 of which consisted of 9-12 members. If you are interested in lending a hand and are still figuring out where to begin, we have volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, as well as an Amazon Wishlist you may scroll through for ideas or send a gift directly through this link). For more information, please get in touch with special events director Ann-Louise Lipman at

Stay healthy this holiday season

Covid and flu cases are on the rise this holiday season, as are hospitalizations—it’s important to keep yourself and your loved ones protected, especially if you fall into a vulnerable group. Please consider masking on public transportation and in congested indoor areas. With masking requirements lessening, getting vaccinated is more important than ever, especially as we head into holiday festivities. Vaccination decreases your chances of being infected and reduces the risk of severe illness if you are infected.

If you do not feel well, please schedule an appointment with your medical provider.

Our year end appeal

November 28 marks the launch date for our annual appeal, and considering this season of giving, we ask our friends and supporters to remember vulnerable families this holiday season and help us help their neighbors in need. Your contributions help us provide care to our patients all year long. To learn about how you can contribute, please contact Ann-Louise Lipman at

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