The Volunteer Voice
November 23, 2020
Dear Friends and Supporters,

2020 has been consumed with a pandemic that has caused much frustration, exhaustion and even heartbreak. I remain thankful for the many blessings associated with VIM.

The dedicated volunteers, even with some fear and anxiety, show up ready to put on their PPE and lend a helping hand and caring heart. They may not have the time but they definitely have the heart.

The community understands the importance of the VIM mission and provides donations, grant funds, inkind services and collaborations to assist with comprehensive free care to uninsured low income families. VIM is for the community, by the community.

The VIM staff members successfully handle multiple responsibilities and cover a variety of positions in the healthcare center. They work relentlessly to expand services and provide quality, compassionate care.

The patients thank the healthcare providers each and every day. They understand that without VIM and the assistance from the volunteers and community, their care would be unattainable.

This Thanksgiving holiday, let's reflect on the astonishing people in northeastern Pennsylvania that constantly and strongly forge ahead to provide hope, health and healing to each other and the underserved.

Warmest Regards,

Kelly Ranieli

Kelly L. Ranieli
Executive Director
The competition is heating up...
vote for your favorite healthcare bartender!

There is still time to vote!

Voting will close on
November 25th at 6:00pm.

Visit to watch the Cocktails for a Cause video. Then go to the DONATE button on our website to vote by donating for your favorite bartender and/or drink! Make sure to make a note as to what bartender or drink you are voting for in the special instruction area. If you would like to send a check, just email Kelly at as to your favorite bartender and amount of vote.

Bid on our online auction items by going to VIM's page at New additions will be added to our Bidding Owl site daily! See an example of the bidding owl auction below. Keep checking back to bid on items and support VIM. They make great gifts while supporting a worthy cause. Bidding will also end on November 25 at 6:00pm.
Online Auction!
Bid Today!

Visit and click the green "View Items" button in the top left to browse and bid.

New additions will be added daily! Keep checking back to bid on items and to support VIM. Look below for a sneak peek at some of the items currently available or click on the picture to go directly to our site and have a look at everything you can bid on! The bidding will close on November 25 at 6:00pm.
Thirty-One Bag Party

To support:
  • Visit
  • Click on "Parties"
  • Navigate to "VIM Party"
  • You must go to the VIM Party page to receive a discount and for a percentage to go to VIM

Party has been extended until December 8th!

Get those orders in to support VIM.

Hint: These bags make prefect holiday presents!
2020 Cocktails for a Cause Sponsors
Thank you so much for the support!
Healthy Community Sponsors

The Black Horse Foundation Inc.
Helping Hands Sponsors

RJACK Fund of the Luzerne Foundation
Caring Hearts Sponsors
The Sean P. Kane Memorial Fund of the Luzerne Foundation
Matthew & Barbara Cuddy
Joseph B & Virginia H Banks Foundation
Bright Smile Sponsors
The Lighthouse Fund in Honor of the Yudichak Family of The Luzerne Foundation
Alexandra Cuddy
G. Richard Garman
Robert D. Clements, DDS

Scott and Susan Meuser

Michael and Kathleen Hirthler
Open Arms Sponsors
Penn State Mechanical Contractors
Robert C. Friedman
Mike & Debbie Callahan
Dr. Richard & Mrs. Fran Grossman
Susan Prusack
Dr. & Mrs. Ira Grossman

Philip Decker

Brian and Lisa Rinker

Friends of VIM
Alan and Debbie Hollander

Dr. Herb Fellerman
Tom and Pat Gaughan

The Barrett Family

Volunteers in Medicine 
 190 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes-Barre PA 18702
Phone: 570-970-2864
Fax: 570-970-2868