Through Sept. 30 the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is supporting regional public schools through its second annual Pints for Pencils campaign.
For every blood donation the center will donate $1 toward school supplies for the public school systems in the 16 North Carolina counties and three South Carolina counties they serve.
“As blood is to patients, so are pencils to students. This is why we are committed to building and strengthening community through various collaborations throughout the region,” said
Martin Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “Through Pints for Pencils, we are able to bring our donors together to meet the blood needs of the community while helping ensure teachers and students have essential materials for the classroom.”
Students make up more than 20 percent of the center’s donor base and Pints for Pencils is one of several ways the center supports those students. Throughout the year, CBCC will offer local students opportunities to win more than $36,000 in scholarships.
For more information on the scholarship or grant opportunities call Kim Jones, director of development and public relations at 704-972-4727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.