Our Elementary and Middle School Program
Did you know that your school can earn educational books for its school library and classroom reading programs at the same time your students are helping to save lives?
KidzKare™ is an innovative new program at Community Blood Services that encourages students, parents and teachers to sponsor community blood drives at their elementary and middle schools and earn valuable books for their school. Every lifesaving blood donation collected will result in educational books donated to the school’s reading programs and can be personalized with a special message from the donor. A study has shown that the program is working with significantly increased donor recruitment rates for adults between the ages of 35 and 64.
Your community blood drive can make a difference to patients like Shayne James Jr.
Timmy, a student at Sicomac School in Wyckoff, New Jersey, helped run a blood drive at his school as a class project for the pilot KidzKare™ program, earning 26 books for his school’s library.
Shayne James Jr.
At 18 months old Shayne James Jr. was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Dozens of blood transfusions were needed to treat his disease. Today, Shayne is an active and energetic 10-year-old who enjoys playing with his sister and brother. His parents are ardent advocates for blood donation who run annual blood drives in their community.
Please contact Jeff Carson at (201) 389-0409
for more information.