October 6, 2021, 6-10pm
Dear Friends and Community Partners:
Please join us on October 6, 2021 for VIP Community Services’ Annual Gala Celebration where we will come together with friends and partners to celebrate the people of the Bronx and surrounding communities. Our theme, Celebrating the Community in Health Ways, speaks to our commitment to providing critical services, including comprehensive medical and behavioral health services, to vulnerable and at-risk Bronx residents for the past 47 years and highlights our response to the multiple challenges of 2020. We are proud to honor Dr. Susan Beane, Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Healthfirst, a Bronx native; present the VIP Community Builder Award to Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr.; and bestow the VIP Political Impact Award on Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
While news with respect to COVID-19 has become increasingly more hopeful, the burden of the pandemic in New York City fell disproportionately on residents of the Bronx. VIP has stepped up and stepped in by, among other things, providing vaccines at our facilities, in the community and directly to home-bound seniors, as well as by pivoting to telehealth services to provide safe alternatives to care. Our plans for the near future include expansion of shelter services and a much-needed dental clinic.
Your support of our Annual Gala on October 6 helps to ensure VIP’s continued ability to offer critical services to ensure that under-resourced communities receive the care they deserve, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider serving as a sponsor, purchasing an ad, buying tickets, or making a financial contribution in support of our programs. To participate, you can click on Register Now below.