Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blood + Food Drive in August - These Needs Never Take a Vacation

 Because these needs never take a vacation! 

Please join us for the

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank Parking Lot
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI

Rhode Island PBS, the Rhode Island Blood Center, and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank are proud to partner to create this special summertime giving opportunity to enable us all to better serve our communities.

With two ways to give, please come donate a pint of blood and bring a non-perishable food item. And even if you can’t give blood, your food donation is most welcome!

Rhode Island Community Food Bank staff will be on hand to give tours of the Food Bank and gratefully accept canned goods and other non-perishable food to help feed the 63,000 Rhode Islanders who visit various food pantries across the state every month. Your gift of a food item will help the Food Bank reach their Summer Food Drive goal to collect 150,000 pounds of food by August 31.

In 2014, the Rhode Island Blood Center celebrates 35 years of supplying hospitals and patients in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut with lifesaving blood components. Over the past 35 years, much has changed in blood banking and transfusion medicine, but the fundamental concept of volunteer blood donors providing the gift of life for patients in need is as important as ever.

Besides feeling great about your donations on August 27, you’ll also receive organic, fair trade chocolate courtesy of the local Equal Exchange Cooperative.

We appreciate and welcome participation by employees of local establishments in the Cranston Business Park and in the greater Dupont Drive area, and encourage you to promote this event to your patrons. Please contact us for a simple 8.5" x 11" paper poster to display in your business. Thank you!

So give the gifts of life 
give blood give food
because these needs never take a vacation.

The Fine Print:

• Blood donors must be at least 16 years old.
• Parental consent is required for blood donors age 16.
• Minimum weight for donors 17 years and older is 110 lbs.
   Minimum weight for 16 year olds is 130 lbs.
• Photo ID required for ALL blood donors.
• For questions about eligibility or medical requirements, please call Rhode Island Blood
  Center confidential nurse’s line at (401)-453-8307