Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hackensack Elks to host blood drive to promote literacy

The Hackensack Elks, in cooperation with Community Blood Services, will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 28th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at their lodge (37 Linden Street).

For every donor who registers to give blood on June 28th, Community Blood Services will donate a dictionary to the Elks' "Dictionary Project."

The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, SC.  The project focuses on promoting literacy to children in third grade.  Since 1995, the program has given nearly 15 million third grade students dictionaries.  The Elks joined this movement in 2004 and nationwide have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries.

Come to the Hackensack Elks Lodge (37 Linden Street) on June 28th to not only help our local blood banks but to help promote literacy in our public schools!