LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL - Goodwill Manasota and the SunCoast Blood Bank continued their partnership - which launched in September at PGT in North Venice - called "Change a Life, Save a Life." They brought their respective collection vehicles, the "Giving Mobile" and the "Bloodmobile," to the FCCI Insurance Group headquarters in Lakewood Ranch, where employees and the general public donated gently-used items to Goodwill and critically-needed units of blood to SunCoast Blood Bank.
"A positive advantage of this collaboration is that when you donate to Goodwill you are creating jobs immediately. When you donate to the Blood Bank, you have the opportunity to save three lives," said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. "Through Change a Life, Save a Life, your donation is multiplied over and over, and helps others in this community."
The partners are holding at least one "Change a Life, Save a Life" event each month, with the next scheduled outreach effort, in partnership with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, taking place at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center on December 13th. They are seeking additional businesses and community areas to host donation events in the future.
For more information or to inquire about becoming a “Change a Life, Save a Life” location, call 941-355-2721, ext. 163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.