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You can help us provide affordable health services to underserved individuals and communities

Executive director, Dr. Cole Alexander, standing and smiling with Judy, a clinic volunteer. They are smiling and wearing Free Range Health t-shirts.

About free range health

Free Range Health is a nonprofit charity providing access to low-cost acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to underserved individuals and communities.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to bring wellness directly to communities in need by empowering skilled integrative health providers with innovative tools and resources.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Commitment to Our Mission
  • Compassion for Our Patients
  • Devotion to Meaningful Services
  • Dedication to Inspiring Research

HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS

Support buying essential clinic supplies like acupuncture needles, needle disposal, and cotton balls.

Fund the smart technology that allows us to provide care to our patients at an affordable cost.

Help recruit and retain outstanding practitioners who care about the people and communities we serve.

Cover the cost of treatments at a host site clinic location.

Support our mission to create access to affordable acupuncture medicine for everyone.

Help us reach our #TCM4ALL goal of raising $50,000 to provide affordable acupuncture medicine to low-income seniors.

YOUR DONATION MAY BE MATCHED!

Many employers will actually MATCH ALL OR PART of your donation. Even if you are retired!

Use this handy tool to find out if your donation qualifies...

Inspirational stories - see your donation making a Difference!

Free Range Health was founded to help patients like Fred Joiner. At 64, he was morbidly obese and had an ominous list of health problems including hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, high LDL cholesterol, kidney issues, impotence, and depression.


Fear of deteriorating health was exceeded only by the thought of losing his wife who was no longer willing to tolerate their poor quality of life.

After about a year of being on the Free Range Health program, Fred is no longer diabetic and has lost over 80 pounds. His doctors have taken him off all heart medications. With the help of Chinese herbs, he can now urinate “like a 21 year old.”

Faq

How does Free Range Health measure the impact of its services?

High quality metrics are an important piece of the Free Range Health approach to community-supported wellness. In order to help you understand who is being helped by your support, we track a wide range of demographic and health information such as age, gender, relationship status, employment status, and veteran status to name just a few. To help you understand the impact of your support with actual patients, we generate reports on the conditions being treated, the number and types of treatments being provided, and changes in quality of life scores. We are coming up with new ways to present our data all the time.

Other than money, how else can I donate to Free Range Health?

You can share your time instead of your money by volunteering. Help us build community-supported wellness when you fundraise to support a host site clinic, sign up for a clinic greeter shift, or help pack our Wellness Blend Tea bags. If you have special talents you would like to share, reach out to tell us how you’d like to help. We’re always interested in talking to you!

How will my donation help the Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Practitioner community?

The AEMP profession benefits when more people are introduced to our special medicine. Your donation opens the door to AEMP for underserved communities and individuals, and it helps to support PSLF-eligible living wage jobs for acupuncturists. Your donation is a signal that you spend your professional charity dollars on an AEMP-related nonprofit. When there is a Free Range Health clinic in your local community, you don’t need to worry about lowering your rates. Now you can refer people struggling to afford your services to a local resource.

How much of my donation will go toward overhead costs and how much goes directly to program costs?

Free Range Health is a lean operation with very low overhead costs. Our focus is on expanding our programs to more people rather than classifying expenses. For a more detailed answer, check out this TED talk by Dan Pallota (https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong?language=en#t-12301)

Why should I donate to Free Range Health rather than another organization?

There are many worthy causes to support. This is one of them. When you donate to Free Range health, you are helping to transform the health and wellness of whole communities. Your donation goes directly to helping the neediest people connect with people who truly have their best interests at heart. When you help to bridge the gap between underserved communities and highly qualified traditional medicine physicians, you open doors to lifechanging improvements in quality of life for people who may have no other options.

Can I setup automatic monthly donations?

Absolutely. Just choose the “Monthly” option of the donation form. We call our monthly donors #FIVE2K donors. Our goal is to have 2,000 (2K) people sign up to donate $5(FIVE) a month or more. #FIVE2K. The goal is in the name.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Free Range Health® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor. Federal Tax ID# 45-4395933

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