February is Care To Learn Month!

February is Care To Learn month at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks!

We’re focusing on each of our 10 non-profit LifePoints Lift partner agencies throughout the year, to help educate the public on the vital work that they each perform. February is Care To Learn’s turn.

LifePoints and LifePoints Lift

When you donate blood at CBCO and sign up for our LifePoints rewards program, you’ll receive LifePoints as a “Thank you” gift each time you donate. When it’s time to redeem your LifePoints, you have the option of giving them to one of our ten LifePoints Lift partner agencies. CBCO converts them to cash and sends it to the non-profits. It’s a great way to help two non-profits at the same time — CBCO with your lifesaving gift of blood and Care To Learn with your LifePoints, which allow the organization to make sure more students will have access to immediate funding for health, hunger, and hygiene needs so they can stay in school and be successful.

You’ll receive LifePoints for your donations all year round, and you can give your LifePoints to one of our agency partners at any time. Not just in February. But February is our time to share information about Care To Learn.

About Care To Learn

Care to Learn was founded by Springfieldian Doug Pitt in 2008, after he learned statistics that disturbed him about children living in poverty in Springfield, Missouri. He heard stories of children who were not having their basic needs met at home. Needs such as toothbrushes, shoes and clothing, personal hygiene products, food, and medical and dental care. Can you imagine how difficult it is to concentrate and get your schoolwork done when you’re worried about the most basic things in life? Care To Learn now has many chapters throughout Missouri and continues to work toward its mission: The mission of Care To Learn is to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school. To learn more about Care To Learn, click HERE.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, is currently the sole provider of blood and blood products for more than 40 hospitals located in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.

More than 65,000 donations of blood are required each year to meet the transfusion needs of our friends and neighbors. We at CBCO take the responsibility of providing that blood very seriously.

Our mission states that we will achieve this goal in a timely manner, at the lowest reasonable fee, while remaining accountable to the local community, blood donors and health care providers. With your help, we can accomplish this goal each and every day.

To make your appointment to donate blood at CBCO, click HERE.

If you’d like to sign in to your CBCO account to check your LifePoints balance or donate your LifePoints to one of our LifePoints Lift partner agencies, click HERE.