Next Blood Drive: Sunday, July 24

St Charles Borromeo will offer its next Blood Drive on Sunday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Reid Hall.

April and January Blood Drive Report: Congratulations to the parish and to all who came to donate.  In April we had 29 donors who gave 33 units of blood – 4 donors gave a POWER BLOOD donation, which counts as 2 units.  In January, 27 donors gave 31 units.  Donors included parishioners and neighbors.  Those who benefitted included persons in our parish, neighborhood, and the whole community.  Thanks to the donors for your good deed.  Giving a blood donation is a true act of “love your neighbor.”

A Special Thank You: To Fr. Loren for his announcements and great support; To Kathy Vasseur for handling the reception/sign-in table; To our phone callers who are encouraging appointments on Blood Drive Sunday.  They include: Clarence and Gloria Black; Kathy Church, Dale and Donna Darling, Tim and Silvia Mullane; Priscilla Gibson; Tim and Rose Casey.  Also, thanks to Tony Valdez for public relations and sign placement.  The parish has a great team making the BLOOD DRIVES successful.  We have exceeded our goal for the last three drives.  Please join in to help this drive be a success.

Each donor’s name is automatically entered into a drawing for a Volkswagen 2011 JETTA S during JULY and August.    GOOD LUCK! Contact John  Auckland, coordinator, 623-772-7331,

Most of us know of someone who has benefitted from receiving a blood donation.  Many who serve our community and nation need blood.  This is a way to help.  Donate and/or encourage others to donate.

Donors do not need to be parish members.  We welcome all who would like to do this “good deed”

All donors automatically are given “rewards points” which can be used to get items, including T-shirts, DVDs, CDs, movie tickets, ice cream.  See John Auckland  for more information.

There is a hero inside each of us, ready to make a difference when others need our help.

When you donate blood you are a hero, and you can get that feeling over and over again throughout the year. Think about how the people who needed those donations feel about you. You are, without a doubt, a hero to them.

To find the hero in you, simply visit a United Blood Services donor center or blood drive in your area. Schedule an appointment online now.


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