Your Gift in Action: Ana’s Story
Ana grew up in rural Central America, with virtually no access to medical care. She gave birth to three children, but only one survived infancy. Resources were scarce, and she worried that she would not be able to provide for her daughter. Finally, she decided to leave her daughter with her parents and come to the United States to find a better way to support her family.
Tragically, Ana was raped and beaten on her journey. She arrived in Lynn traumatized, pregnant, and without any means to support herself, much less her family at home.
What Ana did find in Lynn was a supportive community of Latina women who brought her to the Lynn Community Health Center. For the first time in her life Ana received basic medical and behavioral health care, in addition to prenatal care. She also developed a very close relationship with her caseworker, who helped her find shelter, and apply for food and fuel assistance.
Ana now has a healthy baby and her relationship with Lynn Community Health Center is beginning to grow. She is grateful for the medical home that she and her baby have found here.
When you give to the Annual Fund you are putting your gift where it is needed most. Your gifts enhance patient care and services which include patient education and support services; childhood literacy promotion through our Reach Out and Read program; “Centering Pregnancy” groups for women in our maternal services program; support groups for survivors of domestic violence; cooking and nutrition classes; and equipment and technical support.
Make a gift in honor of a friend or loved one to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. We will notify the honoree of your thoughtful gesture.
Make a gift in memory of a deceased friend or loved one. When making your memorial donation, please inform us of the name of the deceased and next of kin to be notified of your gift.
Many companies will match employee and retiree contributions to healthcare. Check with your employer. Your employer’s human resources department can provide you with a form to initiate the matching gift. Send the form with your gift to us and we will process the corporate match on your behalf.
Leave a lasting legacy that benefits Lynn Community Health Center’s many programs and services by remembering us in your will. Bequests may be in the form of real estate, property or cash.
Gifts of publicly traded stocks enjoy special tax benefits. Contact the Development Office to learn more about how to donate publicly traded stocks or download instructions for transferring securities to our General Fund or our Capital Fund.
Real estate and property may be given as an outright gift or by bequest.
How to make a gift:
Online: Make a secure online donation through Network for Good.
By Phone: Call 781-596-2502 x2778
By Mail: Print the online form and mail it with your payment to:
Development, Lynn Community Health Center, PO Box 526, Lynn, MA 01903