Blood Bank giving away Wally cards on Monday

   August 17, 2014 5:00 am

As the summer starts to wind down, the Community Blood Bank is continuing to experience a severe shortage of blood. In an effort to help end the shortage, the first 60 donors to the Blood Bank on Monday will each receive a $10 Wally Card to Waldameer Park & Waterworld. The cards are good for individual…

Donate blood, get a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree

   July 17, 2014 5:00 am

The Community Blood Bank is offering blood donors a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree to Off-Road Express from now through Aug. 30. Off-Road Express sells snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, watercraft, motocross bikes, and other types of recreational vehicles, as well as parts and accessories. Donors must be at least 17 years old…

First 75 blood donors on Friday get ‘Pleasant’ reward

   February 13, 2014 3:53 pm

The Community Blood Bank — which is still experiencing a large blood shortage — has teamed up with Mount Pleasant Ski Resort in Edinboro to make the most of our cold, snowy winter. The first 75 blood donors on Friday will receive either two two-hour tubing passes or an adult all-day lift ticket for the…

Community Blood Bank giving away free pizzas on Monday

   December 28, 2013 6:00 am

A moderate blood shortage continues in Erie. The recent snowy weather has contributed to numerous accidents in the area, with some of them being quite serious. As a result, local hospitals have needed more blood than expected. If you can, please take 30 minutes next week to head over to the Blood Bank, at 2646 Peach St.,…

Erie Downtown Y to collect winter items

   December 27, 2013 1:47 pm

This time of year, retailers start putting winter clothing on clearance, and you can find some really great bargains on items to keep you warm for the next few months. Why not pick up a few extras to help some less fortunate folks? During the month of January, the Downtown Y will be collecting new…

Donate blood, get a chance to win NFL tickets

   September 20, 2013 1:37 pm

Everyone who donates blood at the Erie Community Blood Bank in the month of September will be entered into a drawing for four tickets to the Nov. 10 Steelers/Bills game in Pittsburgh. This is a great prize for any Steelers or Bills fan, as the tickets are worth about $1,000. The Blood Bank, 2646 Peach…

Donate blood Tuesday, get free pizza

   July 15, 2013 2:39 pm

The Erie Community Blood Bank is facing very severe blood shortages in every type of blood, especially O-negative and A-negative. On Tuesday, the first 101 blood donors will receive a free large one-topping pizza from Pizza Hut. Plus, during July, each week one donor wins a $250 Country Fair gas card. The blood bank, 2646…

4 ways to give back this weekend

   May 17, 2013 12:41 pm

Looking for some ways to help out this weekend? Here’s a roundup of some volunteer and fundraising opportunities in Erie County. If you have any suggestions for future posts, please send me an e-mail at fiona.branton@timesnews.com or drop off your announcement at the Erie Times-News, 205 W. 12th St. 1. Give blood. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally…

Community Blood Bank to give donors pizzas in celebration of Festivus

   December 20, 2012 9:59 am

The Community Blood Bank is celebrating Festivus by giving the first 101 donors on Friday a free large one-topping pizza from Pizza Hut. The blood bank will have a decorated Festivus pole, miracles (free pizza,) feats of strength (giving blood) and the airing of grievances on Twitter (follow along at @OurDonorsSave.) “Festivus for the rest…

Blood bank to offer free doughnuts to Black Friday donors

   November 21, 2012 11:16 am

Here’s a Black Friday promotion that won’t have long lines. The Community Blood Bank will give the first 100 donors on Black Friday a coupon for a free dozen of doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. “Giving blood is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at…