On Tuesday, June 14 the LightHouse hosted Giving Blood, Giving Life: Bay Area Blind Community’s 4th Annual Day of Giving Blood Drive. It was the first blood drive to take place in our new headquarters building, made even more poignant held two days after the tragedies of Orlando.
Director of Community Services Lisamaria Martinez told us before the event, “Blind people are often on the receiving end of philanthropy. At the LightHouse, we actively strive toward changing the perceptions the public has of the abilities of blind people.”
Today she went on to say, “We’re so grateful for the terrific response from our community. Thirty-nine generous people donated 32 ounces of life-saving blood, including LightHouse students, staff and community members, both first timers and regular donors. Every chair was full, all day long.”
We thank all those who participated and look forward to an even bigger response next year.