American Red Cross, Meijer Continue Grocery Giveaway

May 2, 2011


Boyne City resident wins $250 to Meijer

Lansing, MI – The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region, in partnership with Meijer, has rewarded one lucky blood donor with a $250 Meijer gift card for donating blood at an April blood drive.

Throughout the year, the Red Cross has joined forces with Meijer to offer everyone who comes out to donate blood the chance to win free groceries for a month (a $250 value). 

Kathie Handy, a 9-gallon donor, of Boyne City, MI, was the lucky April winner. “I donate because my son needed blood when he was born,” said Handy. “A few of my nieces were born prematurely and also were in need of blood during their first months. It’s a great thing to do and I know I’m helping other people.”

“The American Red Cross thanks Meijer for allowing us in turn to thank our donors,” says Sharon Jaksa, CEO of the Great Lakes Region. “Our mission to save lives would be extremely stilted without support from community businesses like Meijer.”

This April, everyone who came out to donate had a chance to win a Meijer $250 gift card for groceries.  In addition, every presenting donor in April had a chance to win a spa package for a “Mother’s Day Out” in honor of Mom for Mother’s Day. Both promotions are just one way the Red Cross is hoping to encourage all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood.