Community briefs

July 10, 2013 

Girl Scouts’ blood drive exceeds goal

A blood drive organized by three Girl Scouts in an effort to earn their Silver Award doubled their goal of 50 donors.

One hundred and fifteen people signed up for the June 28 blood drive, and 93 were able to donate, according to an email from Dawn Hughes, the mother of Melanie Hughes, one of the girls who organized the event. In all, 77 pints of blood were donated, and each pint can save three to nine lives, Hughes wrote.

Melanie, along with Sydney Basti and Ellie Brooks of Troop 60504, decided to host the blood drive at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins after hearing about the low blood supply at the Red Cross. As they went through the planning process, it became about more than just hosting a blood drive and earning their Silver Award, Hughes wrote.

“It has turned into a long-term, forever volunteering with the Red Cross mission for the girls and their families,” she wrote.

Boys & Girls Clubs seek school supplies

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia are seeking school supplies to help disadvantaged youth in the next school year. Donations may be made at local Staples stores, including 4658 Presidential Parkway in Macon and 2726 Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins.

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