The Iron Fish, Daufuskie Island School, and Volunteers in Medicine

torch cutting iron fish
torch cutting iron fish

2009 Volunteers In Medicine Christmas Ornaments are here!!!!

The Iron Fish Studio is proud to announce that our 4th annual Volunteers in Medicine Christmas tree ornaments hand decorated by the Daufuskie Island Elementary children are ready for purchase.  This year we made 300 uniquely designed ornaments that sell for $10 per ornament.  This is a suggested price and 100% of all ornament sales go directly to VIM which is an organization that offers free health care to residents of Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island who are not insured and who also meets financial qualifications.

Every year, VIM handles 31,000 patient visits served by approximately 700 volunteers!  The cleaning of VIM, which would cost $25,000 is donated by grateful patients doing their best to give back.  One last important statistic is that 70% of the patients are employed and 20% are children not old enough to work.

Ornaments can be purchased at The Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island, Volunteers In Medicine on Hilton Head Island, or directly through Dianne Simonelli,

*The Iron Fish Gallery 842-9448

*Dianne Simonelli  842-4570

*Volunteers In Medicine of Hilton Head-689-6612

Many thanks to all doctors and nurses of the lowcountry that volunteer their time and expertise to keep the families of this region healthier.  Also, a huge thanks again to the children and teachers of Daufuskie Island Elementary who each year donate their time, energy, and creativity to help such a great organization.