An Amazing Show of Support at the Blood Drive!
There was an amazing show of support for our 10th Annual Blood Drive and Bake Sale!
The San Diego Blood Bank collected 45 donations, which will touch the lives of 135 people in just one day.
This was our largest turnout since 2012, and our second largest drive ever!
Additionally, 13 individuals donated for the very first time. According to the Blood Bank, 30% first-time donors is well above average for their drives.
Bake Sale donations were also huge this year. In total, $3,722.30 was raised (over $800 more than last year!) putting us at a lifetime tally just shy of $20,000 in donations to the Blood Bank!
We want to thank everyone who helped make this year a huge success, especially the Grade 3 students, parents, and Mr. Belsha and Ms. Hurley—you all did amazing work!
About Gillispie School: Gillispie is an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.