Giving is Groovy! Grateful Life campaign on its tenth tour this summer

June 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

By Julie Peachey

Touring around the community hosting blood drives at various locations and giving away tie dye t-shirts was a concept that came out of a blood bank conference. We decided to give this “Grateful Life Tour” a try, not knowing what to expect. The tour has now spanned across a decade and we continue to have donors email and call us asking about the dates months in advance.

So here we are, in our tenth year of tie dyes! The tour will take place at community drives around the Bay, in addition to each of our center locations. As we’ve done in years past, there will be a BBQ celebration on a specific day at each of the centers, as well. Here are the details:

Tie Dye T-shirt giveaways
Mon 6/16 – Sat 6/21 Menlo Park center
Mon 6/30 – Sat 7/5 Palo Alto center (closed 7/4 for Independence Day)
Mon 7/21 – Sat 7/26 Mountain View center











Thu 6/19 – Menlo Park
Wed 7/2 – Palo Alto
Thu 7/24 – Mountain View

Community Mobile Drives
Wed 7/2 – SJ Public Library- Pearl Branch Community Room
4270 Pearl Ave
San Jose, CA 95136

Thurs 7/3 – Rose Garden Community Bloodmobile
1970 Naglee Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

Sat 7/5 – Milpitas Town Center Shapel Homes Bloodmobile
627 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Check the tour schedule above and visit the location of your choice, with an appointment if possible. You’ll walk away with an awesome new T-shirt and that groovy giving feeling!