Despite her short 14 months of life, Clara Ellen Zlatkin’s time with her family was filled with love and happiness. Tragedy struck on Sept. 11, 2016 when Clara suffered a series of strokes. Despite the heroic efforts of first responders and specialists, she died three days later surrounded by her family, including parents Marc and Karen and older sisters Kayla and Lily.
Moved by the love and support they received, Clara’s family established Love Clara, a nonprofit charitable organization that provides support to families who have lost children to illness or tragedy.
For the second consecutive year, the Love Clara Foundation will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in her memory on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 2-7 p.m. at the Woolwich Township Municipal Building, 120 Village Green Drive. The drive is open to the public.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS and enter sponsor code Love Clara.
“Love Clara is driven by our sweet baby girl's spirit, yet also the spirit of community that has so lovingly and thoughtfully helped us along,” shared Karen Zlatkin, Clara’s mother. “When a family experiences their darkest hour, Love Clara seeks to offer not only financial support to offset some of the funeral and burial costs, but also emotional support through ‘love baskets’ from a family who understands and empathizes with their depths of pain and loss.”