Discovering Resources in the Community

December 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center

Living in the Bay Area has many advantages, not least of which is the plethora of opportunities to spend leisure time. With so many competing activities available, it’s easy to miss some gems. For instance, the Palo Alto Adult School (PAAS), a provider of courses for both self-enrichment and job-training. Of course, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is not a bad place to devote a little time either, especially if you’re interested in helping patients. But people need to know about these organizations in order to take advantage of them.

So SBC and PAAS have partnered to help get the word out about their respective services. The advantage of partnerships between non-profit organizations is their shared communication to their constituencies. In this case, we can say that both entities serve the local community. PAAS through high quality of instruction at a reasonable price, and SBC by providing blood products to local hospitals. Even though PAAS is celebrating ninety years in the community and SBC was established in 1978, many people are not aware of them.

If you want to help save lives and maybe improve your own, look no further. Donate blood, learn Spanish, learn to cook, it’s all at your fingertips.