Drop of hope inspires downpour of giving
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This article was published 08/10/2021 (602 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
One of my favourite things about our community is the strong desire to give back and help others. The way that we do this has changed for many of us in recent times, with old opportunities on hold and new ones emerging. One of these new opportunities includes Drop of Hope.
Drop of Hope formed in April 2021 as a group of blood donors with the vision of motivating and educating others in their community to donate blood.
Officially registered and working in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services, they began hosting blood donation drives,and have hosted 10 group donations to date. We know that their efforts are making a difference, as the majority of people who have participated in these drives are first time blood donors, inspired by the message of Drop of Hope.
There is an ongoing and urgent need for blood in Canada. Drop of Hope recognizes that there is considerable disparity between the number of people in need of blood, and the number of people donating blood.
Their work aims to shrink this gap by reducing the fear of giving blood and raising awareness of the need. They use local radio stations, newspapers, and social media to discuss blood donation and encourage the community to participate in blood drives. As they have grown, they have been able to start joining more community events like cleanups and pop-up vaccine clinics, and lending support to other volunteer efforts.
We live in a community filled with people who want to support and care for one another, and it is beautiful to see. Drop of Hope is one of the many local opportunities to get involved in the community and spend some time doing work that supports others. It is organizations such as this that bring us together and remind us what is most important, even in the most difficult times.
If you wish to get involved in the community but aren’t sure where to start, please feel free to contact my office. We would be happy to help you discover what opportunities are available.
As always, please contact my office by calling 204-415-7621 or emailing email@example.com
Our new constituency office is located at 3-350 Keewatin St. I look forward to seeing you there soon.
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Diljeet Brar is the NDP MLA for Burrows.