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Peabody School Hosts Communitywide Blood Drive

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Peabody School Hosts Communitywide Blood Drive,

Monday, February 25, Noon-6pm

 

Memphis, Tenn. –  Across the country, winter snow storms, devastating tornados and seasonal flu outbreaks have impacted blood supplies.  Peabody Elementary School, a school devoted to community outreach, is taking action to support citizens in their time of need.

On Monday, February 25, from noon to 6 p.m., Peabody School will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross to support patients in need of blood.  During the six-hour blood drive, the Red Cross Blood Donor Coach will be at Peabody School, 2086 Young Avenue, for parents, staff and any eligible community member to donate blood conveniently, right in the heart of the Cooper-Young Historical District. 

Students who are members of the Peabody Beta Club will serve as volunteers for the event. 

In January, Peabody students raised more than $800 for Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts – the funds were donated to the Red Cross to assist storm victims.   

"We teach our students about civic responsibility and helping those in need of help," said Kongsouly Jones, principal of Peabody Elementary School.  "At our school, an International Studies theme teaches children about diversity, responsibility, tolerance and acceptance.  Not only is it important to be academically sharp, it's vital to be responsible people who help others in need.  This is one way we can demonstrate how to be responsible and take care of our community."

Citizens who wish to sign-up to donate blood on February 25th may do so online or by phone.  To sign up online, visit  www.redcross.org and follow the prompts under "Give Blood."  From there, donors will see the Peabody Elementary School sign-up page where they can enter the code: peabodyelementary.  To schedule an appointment by phone, call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767).

For more information about Peabody School's blood drive, email Jenifer Eoff, the school's resident assistant principal and instructional facilitator, at eoffjc@mcsk12.net, or contact Peabody School teacher, Emily McMillen, at mcmillene@mcsk12.net.  Interested citizens may also call the Peabody School office at (901) 416-4606.

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