Esperanza Health Center is committed to fulfilling our mission – compelled by the love of Christ, in cooperation with the Church and our many partners, we seek to provide affordable, high-quality, bilingual health care services and to promote wellness for our North Philadelphia communities.
Now more than ever, as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need the support of partners just like you. Through a gift to our COVID-19 Relief Fund, you will enable us to serve our patients and community members during this challenging time. Please call us at 215-807-8614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions – thank you for being a partner with Esperanza Health Center!
ESPERANZA UPDATES – OUR RESPONSE
Our dedicated clinicians and staff are working to provide excellent care for our patients, and to partner with other organizations to serve our community. Here are some of the ways we’ve been doing this:
TELEHEALTH – ADDRESSING PATIENTS’ CONTINUING MEDICAL NEEDS
To ensure our patients can receive care without additional risks from coming to our sites for their appointment, we’ve responded by greatly increasing our telehealth capacity to enable remote patient visits with their medical, dental or behavioral health providers. Your contribution to our COVID-19 Relief Fund will support our much-needed telehealth expansion and ensure that all of our patients can receive high-quality care from their home.
COVID-19 TESTING AND CARE
At all three of our sites, we’ve set up respiratory evaluation areas where patients with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 can be evaluated and receive testing, as needed. In late April, we joined Rock Ministries of Kensington in opening a new testing site at their location on Kensington Avenue for community members.
Our Department of Community Health and Wellness staff are reaching out to our community in a number of ways. Staff have made home deliveries of food to our “Young at Heart” Seniors group members and to other community members, with thanks to our Kensington community partner, The Simple Way, for providing bags of food. The department has also worked with our Nutrition department and Fitness staff to develop a series of videos with fitness routines and recipe demonstrations. And, our Phoenix Café continues to provide free lunches for all of our on-site staff during this time.
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT ESPERANZA
Here are some of the ways you can support us as we serve our patients and community during this pandemic:
COVID-19 RELIEF FUND:
Your gifts will make a real difference and can help our providers and staff to care for our patients and community members who are at the greatest risk because of COVID-19. Your gift can also help us to care for our staff through lunches provided by our Phoenix Café.
NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
You can encourage our staff by writing a note – please scan your note or send by email to: email@example.com and we will make sure that our staff receive it.
Thanks for your prayers for our entire Esperanza staff as we care for our patients and community!
DONATIONS OF PPE AND MASKS:
The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for all of our staff will continue for the foreseeable future as we serve our patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking donations of new/unopened medical grade face masks, goggles, surgical gowns, surgical masks, and N95 masks. We can also accept donations of cloth face masks for other non-clinical staff.
Thank you very much for your support for Esperanza Health Center during this challenging time.
Other Ways to Give
Monthly Gifts by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
You can also set up monthly gifts via EFT from your checking account. Click here to download our EFT Authorization form, and send the completed/signed form by mail with your first contribution check to:
Esperanza Health Center
4417 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-2319
Shares of appreciated stock can be donated to Esperanza without either party paying capital gains on those shares. In addition, you will be able to write off the full current value of these shares, and Esperanza does not pay capital gains tax when we sell the appreciated share. If you wish to donate appreciated stock, please contact Ted Voboril, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (215) 807-8614.
Esperanza’s United Way Donor Choice number of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is 9791
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies and organizations will match their employees’ charitable contributions up to 100% — contact your HR department to find out more.
If you have any additional questions about how you can support Esperanza Health Center, please contact Ted Voboril, Development Director at email@example.com or at (215) 807-8614.