Showing posts from October, 2020

Join our Blood Drive for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks - Oct 22, 2020

ODC is partnering again with NACC, the University Heights and Phelps Grove neighborhoods to help the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) in a blood drive on Thursday, October 22, from 1-6pm at National Avenue Christian Church (1515 S National) in the Gallery Room.  We are excited about doing this, particularly now with the additional challenges CBCO has had in getting donations. We are supporting the efforts in 2 ways: Volunteering to help at the actual event – sign up to help here By donating blood - You are encouraged to sign up online at the CBCO website  here . You can also sign up by calling 417-227-5006. Walk-ins are also taken, but CBCO highly recommends signing up, as that really helps in their planning and keeping everyone safe (i.e. the potential for having many people in the space is minimized). The benefits of donating blood are many and are particularly important during these challenging times, as donations are quite low. As Buddhists, we can certainly appreciate t

Grace Free Store - October Needs

As part of our  ongoing community outreach , ODC is partnering with National Avenue Christian Church to collect items for the Grace Free Store which supports the unsheltered and food insecure. Items from the Free Store are available Mondays and Wednesdays with the meal service. Please help stock the Free Store in October with: Men's small and medium boxer briefs Knit beanies and gloves Bulk snacks/bars Donations gratefully accepted 3 ways: Bring to Grace United Methodist Church on Tuesdays 11am-1pm. Please ring the doorbell on the east side of the church under the blue awning. Ship directly to Grace at 600 S Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806.  Email to arrange for local contactless pickup.