We at ATLIntownLiving hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with good family memories, delicious food and, of course, lots of presents. We also hope everyone took some time to think about all we have and hopefully how we can give back in the new year. But why wait until the new year when you can give back in a big way this very week and explore Atlanta’s rich history at the same time?
December 27, from 11:00am-5:00pm, the Atlanta History Center is hosting a holiday blood drive for the Atlanta American Red Cross. Giving blood is easy, fast, costs nothing, and could save a life! Blood can’t be manufactured; it must be donated. And this time of year, supplies often reach a critical point so donations are especially important.
Need more to entice you? While donors must be 18 years of age or older, kids are welcome at the family-friendly event which will include a babysitting table to keep the little ones entertained while you donate. All donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt and will be entered into a raffle for great prizes including gift certificates, a flat screen TV and a laptop! Most importantly, your pint of blood could be used to save the lives of up to three people. If you ask me, it’s the ultimate in giving back.
But wait, there’s more! All participants and their guests will receive FREE admission to the Atlanta History Center! Created in 1926, The Atlanta History Center is home to countless Atlanta artifacts – from Civil War uniforms and swords, to artwork from the Civil Rights Movement, to torches from the 1996 Olympic Games. You’ll gain perspective on Atlanta’s journey to becoming the city it is today in a way you can’t gain anywhere else. If you have out of town visitors with you, this is a great way to spend a few hours.
The Atlanta History Center is located in in Buckhead at 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd.
Think you can get out to donate today? The Midtown Atlanta American Red Cross is holding a blood drive December 26 from 12:00pm-7:00pm at the 1955 Monroe Dr. location – literally a stone’s throw from Midtown Bowl. That could make for another day of family fun and giving back.
Happy holidays, Atlanta. Let’s resolve to do good starting right now!