WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Students at Bucyrus Elementary School are learning what it means to give the gift of life. }}" />

   
 
 
Event Shows Students What Giving The Gift Of Life Means

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/22/2013Students at Bucyrus Elementary School are learning what it means to give the gift of life. The school teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a "Pint Size Hero" blood drive Monday in the school cafeteria which resulted in a great turnout of community support. The blood drive is aimed at introducing children to the importance of donating blood and raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donors. "We have three blood drives a year. Kids recruit a donor that has to be at least 16 years old. They bring them in and the student receives a little incentive for bringing someone to help save lives," event coordinator and librarian Diane Kaple said. "This is a wonderful program getting kids to understand giving the gift of life and making them feel good to a community service," Kaple said. Parents, guardians and the community were encouraged to participate in the blood drive. Every student who invited an adult to come and donate was recognized as a Pint Size Hero. †The students also received an American Red Cross thank you gift. Donors also had the opportunity to win a pair of Ohio State University football tickets and a $200 Visa gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 One of Mansfield's longest- serving and well-known public servants was laid to rest Friday. Full Story
Image1 Members of the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing have an assurance their civilian jobs will never be in jeopardy over their military service. Full Story
 
Image1 Three people are under arrest following a drug raid Thursday in Galion. Full Story
Image1 Free hotel rooms are being offered to those who have friends or family members hospitalized, in a nursing home, or in a treatment center on Christmas Eve as part of TMI Hospitalityís holiday giving program, Room in the Inn. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

More News