Donations, Volunteers and Local Fundraisers
Donations, Volunteers Wanted and Local Fundraisers
Those who come out to give blood or platelets from Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2017 at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
Donors are urged to make an appointment to donate using the free Blood Donor App, online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross and Sport Clips encourage donors to use the hashtag #SavingLivesLooksGood to share their new looks and invite others to give.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in San Diego:
9/10/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ada Harris School, 1508 Windsor Road
9/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bayfront Charter High School, 830 Bay Blvd
9/5/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Chula Vista High School, 820 4th Ave
9/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., East County Transitional Living Center, 1527 E Main Street
9/11/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Scripps Memorial Hospital, 354 Santa Fe Drive
9/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Escondido East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway
9/11/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Escondido East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway
9/1/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pacific Marine Credit Union, 1278 Rocky Point Dr.
9/2/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wal-Mart, 705 College Blvd
9/14/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Oceanside Masonic Center, 511 Eucalyptus
9/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., US Border Patrol, 32355 Old Highway 80
9/13/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Poway Branch Library, 13137 Poway Rd
9/1/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/2/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/3/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/4/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Vons, 13255 Black Mountain Road
9/5/2017: 12:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/6/2017: 12:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/7/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Miramar College - Student Affairs Building, 10440 Black Mountain Rd
9/8/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/9/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/10/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/10/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Life Bridge Church, 17645 West Bernardo Drive
9/11/2017: 12:45 p.m. - 7 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Qualcomm Building AY, 10155 Pacific Heights Blvd
9/12/2017: 12:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/13/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Qualcomm Building WT, 5745 Pacifc Center
9/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Qualcomm Building S, 5775 Morehouse Drive
9/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Qualcomm Building Q, 6455 Lusk Blvd
9/14/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Scripps 4S Ranch, 10790 Rancho Bernardo Rd
9/15/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kearny Mesa Blood Donation Center, 4229 Ponderosa Ave. Suite C
9/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., UC Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego State University
9/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., San Diego State University Aztec Walk, 5500 Campanile Dr
9/11/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., San Diego State University Aztec Walk, 5500 Campanile Dr
9/13/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., University Student Union, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
9/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., University Student Union, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
9/7/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Avalon, 701 Breeze Hill Rd.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Purchase a few of the most needed items, like new backpacks, 3-ring binders and multi-subject notebooks, and drop them off (now through Aug. 27) at any Mattress Firm store. And encourage friends and family to do the same. Use the store locator at www.mattressfirm.com to find your nearest location.
The Tournament and Military Appreciation Event provides a unique opportunity to spend a day on the links and dine with the troops that defend us. Veterans, their family members and friends join us for a fun, relaxing day filled with golf and use of the Country Club grounds including the pool, gym, tennis and spa facilities. This fantastic day concludes with the Holes for Heroes Recognition Dinner with more than 200 people in attendance to honor World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans and former POWs. Special honorees this year are WWII veterans and families of those who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom.
10:30 am: golf registration begins; 4-7 pm: reception/dinner
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach
Tickets: $1100 for golf foursome (includes dinner), $275 single player (includes dinner), or dinner-only tickets $75 per person
Traveling Stories is a nonprofit organization working to outsmart poverty one book at a time and inspire a love for reading everywhere. Their Story Tent program is in need of Story Tent Readers, people who have a chance to read with kids and have kids read to them. They can also motivate kids to read by awarding book bucks for books read.
For Story Tent locations and to register, visit www.travelingstories.org/volunteer. Want to know more about Traveling Stories? Read about the organization at http://www.sandiegofamily.com/resources/san-diego-heroes/1319-emily-moberly-traveling-stories.
LEND A HELPING HAND AT COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Be part of this organization that has provided one-on-one mentoring for kids facing adversity in the county. Since boys comprise more than 80% of the waiting list, men are encouraged to be ‘Big Brothers’ to these children and help make a difference in their lives. To learn more, visit http://sdbigs.org/volunteer.
After spending the day with their sick child at the hospital, meals at the Ronald McDonald House are a time for family members to nourish their bodies, unwind and regroup. It takes the efforts of many volunteers and food donors to make mealtime special for these families, and more help is needed year round as more and more families take advantage of meals at the House.
THE GIVING EFFECT
Take time to share your blessings with those in need. Check out www.thegivingeffect.com that connects you with charities and organizations that need pretty much everything you can spare – from clothes, food and shoes to cleaning supplies, computers and furniture. Browse the site by zip code, items you’re donating and special interests to find causes you’d like to support.
» Find more volunteer opportunities, visit our TOTALLY TEENS page.
Cecily's Closet is a non-profit organization that provides room makeovers (and other items) for children with special needs with the help of local businesses, designers, friends and the community. They provide this service at no cost to the recipients. If you'd like to donate your time, talent or gently used equipment, please go to http://www.cecilyscloset.org/volunteer.html.
THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO
Put your old phones to good use by donating them to this recycling program that helps our troops stay in touch with their loved ones back home. Before donating your phone, make sure to use the free cell phone data eraser on their Website that helps you remove personal information from your cell phone. For a donation center near you, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
VISIT THESE WEBSITES FOR MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Updated: August 2017