Illinois State Rep. Kevin Schmidt (R-Millstadt) is hosting an ImpactLife blood drive this Thursday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Age Smart Resources, 801 W. State St., O’Fallon. He is inviting community members to join.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid a long wait time. Sign up for an appointment at ImpactLife – Donor Portal (bloodcenter.org)
All donors who present to give blood will be given a voucher at registration and eligible to get their choice of an electronic gift card or a donation to support local teachers. Donations will be made through ImpactLife’s partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.
Gift card value changes depending on type of planned donation (procedure or deferral):
Whole blood procedure: $10 gift card (or $10 donation)
Double red procedure (any): $25 gift card (or $25 donation)
- Electronic gift cards will arrive via email from firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 business days of voucher redemption. Options include: Amazon, Applebee’s®, Darden Restaurants (includes Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and more), the Home Depot®, Lowe’s, Target®, Subway®, Starbucks, Walmart. Physical gift cards available on demand.
- AdoptAClassroom.org is a national nonprofit that funds PreK-12 teachers and schools across the U.S. to help equip classrooms and students for success. The 501(c)(3) holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by Candid/GuideStar. At the end of this promotion, ImpactLife will distribute all donated funds among selected PreK-12 educators in public, private, and charter schoolteachers across the ImpactLife service region via AdoptAClassroom.org. Additional info built out at bloodcenter.org/teach.
For questions, call Rep. Schmidt’s office at (618) 215-1050.