The United Way of Lamar County UWLC) is hosting several “drives” this summer to benefit the community.
First, on Saturday, July 17th, UWLC is partnering with Carter BloodCare for a mobile blood drive in the parking lot at the corner of Lamar Avenue and Collegiate Drive. To schedule an appointment visit CarterBloodCare.org or call 800-366-2834.
UWLC is also holding their annual summer “Stuff the Bus” campaign for school supplies which can be dropped off at the United Way office, located at 2340 Lamar Avenue.
Finally, to fill the new children’s mini-libraries that are being installed around the county, UWLC is holding a children’s book drive again this summer. Gently used or new children’s books can also be dropped off at the United Way office.
UWLC Executive Director Jenny Wilson stated, “We love giving people in our community easy ways to get involved and do something good for others. We encourage everyone who can give blood to do so on July 17th and help save a life! Grab a couple of extra school supplies when at the store, and engage your kids to clean out your bookshelves and donate books they have outgrown to our mini-libraries. Everyone can do something to help another!”
If any businesses or organizations are interested in also being drop-off locations, call the United Way of Lamar County office at 903-784-6642 or email email@example.com.