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St. Vincent de Paul asking for blood donations

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St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati is asking local residents to donate blood to the Hoxworth Blood Center during the month of February.

Hoxworth has challenged more than 60 non-profits, including St. Vincent de Paul, to recruit donors to donate blood during the month of February. Each donation in St. Vincent de Paul’s name earns the organization points. Courtesy of sponsors Montgomery Inn and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, the three top charities will win a cash prize. The winner gets $10,000, second place earns $5,000 and third place earns $2,500.

St. Vincent de Paul reports that all winnings by their organization will go to volunteers at our neighborhood conferences who provide assistance such as rent and utilities, food, beds and other basic necessities to struggling families.

Instructions from St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati for those wishing to participate are included below.

Here’s how to help:

Donate blood during the month of February at any of Hoxworth’s eight neighborhood centers and community drives. Be sure to mention that you are donating to St. Vincent de Paul’s campaign. St. Vincent de Paul will receive points for every blood donation made in our name through February 28.

Whole blood donation = 1 point 
Double red donation = 2 points 
Platelet donation = 3 points 
New donors (to Hoxworth) = 2 bonus points!

Hoxworth collects over 90,000 units of blood from local donors each year. At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of area patients.

For more information, visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org  or to sign up, visit www.hoxworth.org/cause. Don’t forget to mention St. Vincent de Paul! Thank you!

About St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) has been helping Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County residents in need with the basic necessities of life for more than 140 years. The organization works personally with those in need, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gaps in their lives through home visits provided by neighborhood-based volunteer groups, and groundbreaking initiatives like the Charitable Pharmacy as well as our network of seven food pantries and seven thrift stores and donation centers across Cincinnati. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to be a leading community service organization, recently recognized as a One Award Finalist, by The Better Business Bureau (BBB) as a Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics winner and by The CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber of Commerce as Non-Profit of the Year. For more information visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org.

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