First Summer Chappaqua Community Blood Drive Coming Sunday, July 22 at Church of Saint John & Saint Mary
The First Summer Community Blood Drive is scheduled this Sunday, July 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Saint John & Saint Mary in Chappaqua, NY.
“Volunteer donors from New Castle and the surrounding communities are expected to donate more than 35 pints to help reduce the blood shortage in the Hudson Valley during the Summer months” according to Robin Friehling of the Greater New York Blood Program office in Elmsford which partners with the Church of Saint. John & Saint Mary to staff the drive. “There is a great need in July" added Debbie Kleinman of the Blood Center. "We appreciate the Church's and Monsignor Thomas Gilleece's efforts to host the drive at this critical time." she said.
The Church of Saint John & Saint Mary is located at 30 Poillon Road just off King Street and across the street from Lange's Deli. Potential donors are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling 914-238-8444. emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by signing up in the Church lobby. Walk-ins will be welcomed as well.
The Need for Blood Never Takes a Vacation
"Its particularly important to give blood in the Summer as the need is up but all too often donations take a vacation along with our Chappaqua and Millwood donors," says John Ehrlich the volunteer coordinator for this first ever July drive. "It's the one gift I can afford to give this year" said a donor upon signing up to give.
Baby Sitting Will Be Provided So Parents Can Donate
As with all Chappaqua community blood drives baby sitting will be provided by teenage volunteers so parents can bring their children. The kids have fun while their parents donate and it gives the parents an opportunity to show by example that giving blood is a good thing to do.
Stop By Before or After Church or Having Brunch Downtown
Stop by before or after going to Church or having brunch downtown and give a gift of life that means so much. Masses at the Church are scheduled at 7:30am, 10am and 12pm. The drive runs concurrently with the Sunday masses.
Chappaqua Community Donors include New Castle town officials and even our County Executive“
It’s really amazing how town and area officials step up and join with New Castle residents to donate blood at our community drives. A number of Town Board Members donate, regulars also include a Town Judge, the Town Attorney, multiple department heads and many other town employees—even our Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
For An Appointment To Donate
To set-up an appointment to donate you can call (914) 238-8444, email email@example.com, sign-up in the Church of Saint John & Saint Mary lobby, or just stop by Sunday from 8am to 2pm
Chappaqua Community Blood Drives are held at the Church of Saint John & Saint Mary in January and July, times of greatest need. For more information on the parish and its activities contact Joan Ferroni, Pastoral Associate Youth & Family Minister, 30 Poilllon Rd, Chappaqua NY 10514 (914) 238-3260 Ext. 110, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sjsmrcc.com