It’s almost Thanksgiving?

Posted: Nov 17, 2016 | Category: Spotlight

Last month, we finally let y’all in on our big secret—and then we blinked and a month went by. Now, Thanksgiving is a week away! What?!

For many of us, Thanksgiving comes at a particularly welcome time this year. Our whole community seems to be ready for a little TLC and downtime after an exceptionally busy, and at times tumultuous, fall season. But we have a lot to be thankful for. At We Are Blood we are thankful for the hundreds of people we meet every day who are voluntarily giving up their time (and blood) to save lives. Having a local blood supply means that despite all the other competing forces, we have at least one common bond we can all share. And who couldn’t use more of those right now?

        For those of you looking to give back this Thanksgiving, keep reading to see what opportunities exist at We Are Blood. 

 happy-baby-in-air-webLend a Helping Arm This Thanksgiving
(and get a free t-shirt!)

The holiday season can be hard on the local blood supply because many of our regular donors take (much deserved) vacations for Thanksgiving. Which means we rely even more on those of you who are planning to stay in town. Please consider stopping by one of our locations to donate blood or platelets if you’ll be in Central Texas Thanksgiving weekend. If you do, we’ll give you a free t-shirt!

Heads up, we close at 3pm on Thanksgiving Eve (November 23), and we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Mall Blood Drives
(now with Alamo Drafthouse movie passes!)

Maybe you’ll be joining the thousands of Americans who will be shopping during their Thanksgiving holiday? If so, why not make it a shopping trip that doubles as a volunteer opportunity! We’ll be hosting blood drives at both Lakeline and Barton Creek Malls throughout the end of November.

Lakeline Mall
(inside the mall, lower level, in front of Macy’s)
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12:30–5pm

Barton Creek Square Mall
(inside the mall, in front of JC Penny’s)
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12:30–5pm

You can make an appointment by following one of the links above, or you can just walk-in in between shopping trips. As an added thank you, we’re giving each donor at these drives a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass!

Community Events

Don’t forget! Our family reunion tour is still going on. This week, you can find us:

November 16th – SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown
November 24thThundercloud Subs Turkey Trot
November 26th Chuy’s Parade

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

If We Are Blood happens to be on your list of organizations to support this #GivingTuesday, then check out the Ways to Help section of our website. Or, if you’d like a budget-friendly way to participate in the global movement, consider coming in to donate blood! It’s free, after all!

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