Update on César Chávez Challenge

A few weeks ago I mentioned the 2010 National César E. Chávez Blood Drive Challenge. César Chávez’s birthday, March 31, is celebrated as a holiday, intended to promote service to the community in honor of Chávez’s life and work. Campus College Assistance Migrant Programs (CAMP), have made their nation-wide service project a series of blood drives.

Even before César E. Chávez Day, many universities have already held their drives, and as of March 29th they have accomplished-
Collection of 765 Pints of Blood
Registration of 938 Blood Donors
251 (27% of donors) 1st-time Donors
307 (33% of donors) were Hispanic/Latino Donors
CAMPer Donors (CAMP Grants ONLY) had 102 registered to donate blood out of 622 enrolled on campus (16% of donors)

Most of the drives are centered around César E. Chávez Day, with 62 drives nationwide this week. Locally, this includes:
30-Mar OR Western Oregon University (Monmouth)
31-Mar OR Chemeketa Community College (Salem)
2-Apr OR Portland Community College (Portland)

The students are well on their way to exceed last years’ amazing results! Wish them luck and please pass on the word if you know anyone from those Colleges!

Photo: Migrantstudents.org