Saturday was a gorgeous day at Liberty Station and thanks to the hard work of the folks at the San Diego Blood Bank we saw 18 donors and collected 18 pints of blood, saving 54 lives in our community. Eight of the participants were first time donors, which is fantastic! I gave blood at noon and was delighted to discover that they were showing Godzilla King of the Monsters! I literally didn't even notice when the nurse started the blood draw because I was watching Mothra. So much fun! AND, everyone who donated got a voucher for a free pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. The best thing of all is that I had set a modest goal of collecting 30 donations in our first year of hosting the Bloodmobile. I am very happy to announce that we blew past that goal with 41 donations! Next Blood Drive is tentatively scheduled for March 2020.
We’re short a few pints … Let’s trade! Get a voucher for a FREE pint of your favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream when you donate blood.
Through our Liberty Station Blood Drives we've helped the San Diego Blood Bank collect 23 blood donations so far this year. That's 23 people who have received the life-saving gift of blood. Join Ame in donating (she's working toward her 4 Gallon badge) or help us get the word out to your friends and family so we can hit our goal of 30 donations for 2019. You never know who's life you'll save! All you need to do is eat a good meal, hydrate, bring a picture ID and pop in to the Bloodmobile outside the Lab (on Historic Decatur Road by the Liberty Public Market), complete your donation, enjoy cookies and juice and you're done! While walk-ins are welcome, but it's a big help to let us know you're coming to arrange for snacks - and FREE ICE CREAM VOUCHERS! (Did we mention, you get FREE ice cream? Seriously!). Schedule your appointment.
We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the hard work and generous contributions of our makers (Karen R., Karen F., Susan, Abby), shopper/donors (Alix S., Geraldine, Jaime, Jeremiah, Andrew, Peter, Jeremy, Luz, Rosalva, Helen, Gabrielle, Amber, Michelle, Nichole, Cecilia, Karen, Beth, Jean, Anne T., Carol, Ame and more), neighbors (Ron and Gary), teachers (Anne, Julie and Alix) and others, we have now raised $520 for Jewish Family Services to support the Downtown Migrant Shelter. We have one day left in our campaign so I'll update the tally on Wednesday with our final figure. #GoTeam! Continue on to see photos and learn more about JFS.
At the San Diego County Fair this year, talented Anneville students and teachers took home multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in several categories … including acrylic painting!
The work period up to the fair was full of focused energy, the pre-fair sunset cocktails event was wonderful (thanks Cindy!) and the Exhibitor Night Party was great fun. Every time we came around a corner … BOOM another ribbon! And we had a great time listening to fairgoers view the work too “Oh, this one is so creative.” and “Wow, look at the detail on that!”. Two of our students were even contacted to sell their entries.
Our July #FirstFriday #ShopAndSwap#OpenStudio was a big success! We had about 75 visitors come through to enjoy browsing our Maker's Rummage Sale (which extended out into the hallway), watching @alexandrahartmfa doing her fascinating #anticlasticraising demos and @paparon1943 demonstrating his #FrenchMarquetry work. We also had Abby selling her beautiful #cabochons, Susan with cabochons and lots more, and generous donations of goodies by Karen F. and Karen R. So far weâve raised almost $300 for #JewishFamilyServices in support of the Downtown Migrant Shelter - and weâre not done yet! (More on that in the next post). Super-duper big thanks to the wonderful Joanne & Herb Hein @joannehein and @growinggreeninteractions for their fabulous set up, cashiering and MC Services! And now for the winners of our JFS fundraiser raffle ....
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