Beginning in May, the A.D. Makepeace Company partnered with the American Red Cross and Southcoast Health to host a monthly blood drive series at Rosebrook Place. Over 130 donations have been collected, with plans to continue the series monthly through the balance of the year.
One recent blood drives included a challenge between the Wareham Fire Department (WFD) and the A.D. Makepeace Company. The two event partners held a friendly wager to see who could get the most representatives to sign up for the drive. The “losing” organization agreed to make a $100 donation to a charity of the winner’s choice.
The WFD took advantage of their slight edge and selected the efforts of Don’t Trash Wareham, a group of citizens who coordinate townwide cleanup efforts. Taking it a step further, the WFD team enhanced the donation by matching it.
“This is a win-win situation,” said Jim Kane, president and CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company and a blood donor. “In these challenging times, we’re all looking for ways we can help those less fortunate than us, and the Red Cross certainly needs our help. Enhancing a sense of camaraderie with the Fire Department and supporting a local organization makes the benefit even better.”
The Rosebrook blood drive series continues this fall, with drives scheduled for October 21, November 17, and December 16 at the Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham. Advance registration is required. Visit admakepeace.com, admemployee.com, or the A.D. Makepeace Company Facebook page for a schedule of upcoming drives and registration links.