BIFMC Receives $50,000 Grant Award from The Leon Levine Foundation

Categories: Charleston Gives, Donor Spotlight, News, Non-Profit
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of The Leon Levine Foundation (TLLF) Grant recipients for 2021, receiving a grant award of $50,000. The philanthropic foundation, based in Charlotte, NC, considers healthcare proposals from nonprofits with the mission to improve access to quality medical care and …

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Community Partners: Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives
Looking for a way to help your community, or in need of supplementing your own pantry? The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project is a great neighbor-to-neighbor effort to provide families with non-perishables, foods and other essential items like diapers, sun screen, and toiletries. The Blessings Box Project aims to decrease food insecurity in the Charleston area, …

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Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives, Non-Profit
“What’s The Catch?“The perspective of a student intern on the operations of a free health clinic “What are your summer plans?” is a question all students are asked every spring. To my delight, I explain my opportunity to learn from and contribute to the daily operations at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, …

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Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives, Health Check, Other
More than half of the US population will dip below the poverty line at some point before the age of 65. Many Americans may find themselves without health insurance at one point or another in life – which can be a very frightening experience. Whether a person is in between jobs; works without receiving employee …

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The Dignity of Health Care

Categories: Blog, Charleston Gives
What does ‘health care for all’ mean? It starts with emphasizing dignity for those in our own community. As one of 1200 free and charitable clinics across the US, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a nonprofit organization built up by those in the community, for the community. We run on the volunteer efforts of …

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