How to Help

Donations

We are part of Reach Out and Read  a national initiative designed to improve early literacy and school readiness. It allows us to give books to every child we see during every visit. We will happily accept donated books that are gently used. We also accept new books with social justice themes. There is one book publisher, https://www.leeandlow.com/ that is especially well known for its collection of high-quality multi-cultural books.

Monetary donations can be made online through our donate page. FIGHT is a 501c non-profit organization.

Volunteers and Interns

We are very interested in patient engagement volunteers and interns (individuals who would engage, entertain and distract children so that their experience in the clinic can be as positive as possible. Patient engagement volunteers are particularly helpful when a medical provider needs to discuss a sensitive subject with a parent in which the child should not be involved. In these situations the volunteer would work with the child out of the exam room while the provider and parent can discuss the sensitive matter at hand. Email us at pediatrics@fight.org for more details.

Book Donations
Can you picture the smile on a child’s face when they get to pick one of these donated books?

Spotlight On

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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