On February 14, SAIT adopted the Canadian Blood Services clinic in downtown Calgary as part of a 100 Projects Project. Our goal was to encourage 100 donors to come down and donate blood between 9 am and 7 pm. At the end of the day, 172 people had visited the clinic – 50 of those were affiliated with SAIT.
Canadian Blood Services has a campaign to find 100,000 new donors by the end of March 2017, and though their numbers are usually lower after Christmas, they’ve been experiencing a much lower donor turnout than in the past. With help from SAIT staff, students, alumni and friends they are now closer to that goal.
Volunteers were on hand throughout the day greeting donors, thanking them for their donation and chatting about SAIT. Because it was Valentine’s Day, volunteers handed out special heart-shaped cookies and red SAIT t-shirts. It was an inspiring day for donors and volunteers alike.
The 100 Projects Project is a centennial initiative to rally our community to complete 100 charitable projects during our centennial year. The blood donor clinic is the 95th completed project to be added to the list – and we’re not done yet. In honour of Canada’s 150 birthday we’re now aiming to complete 150 projects by June 30, 2017. Be a part of this initiative showcasing how much SAIT cares for the community. Get involved today!