A few years ago, we came up with a way to ensure that our blood drives could have an immediate and direct impact in the communities where they are held. We viewed it as another way to spread the word about the importance of blood donation, but also as an opportunity to bring attention to very worthy organizations that can use support as they strive to carry out their own missions.

In conjunction with a blood drive, we issue a “Community CHAllenge,” whereby our family pledges to make a monetary donation to a designated organization in honor of the drive. The amount of the donation is based on the number of units of blood that are collected at that blood drive. And if we surpass the previous year’s collection total at that blood drive location, we double our donation to the organization!

Our first community challenges were held in conjunction with our October blood drives, and Lankenau Medical Center was the recipient of those contributions. But in 2013, when we held our second blood drive in Radnor Township, we had the opportunity to assist the Radnor ABC House…and the “CHAllenge” has grown from there!

We are very proud to have supported the following organizations. We encourage you to learn more about them!

Lankenau Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (October 2017)
Providing 24-hour, day-by-day, intensive care to help babies recover from their medical problems as quickly as possible.

Lankenau Medical Centers Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
100 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Peter’s Place (October 2017 and May 2015)
A center for grieving children and their families, dedicated to providing supportive and understanding environments to foster comfort, hope, and healing.

Peters Place
336 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 687-5150

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn (July 2017)
Contributing to the health and well-being of area residents through grants that strengthen individuals, families, and communities.

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
P.O. Box 867
Lansdale, PA 19446

Wissahickon Valley Public Library (July 2017)
Committed to supporting literacy, lifelong learning, informational resources, and life enrichment for all of its patrons.

Wissahickon Valley Public Library
650 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Radnor Fire Company (May 2017)
Since 1906, Radnor Fire Company has been protecting the lives and property of the residents, visitors, and businesses of Radnor and Tredyffrin Townships and surrounding communities.

Radnor Fire Company
P.O. Box 485
121 S. Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Radnor Memorial Library (May 2017)
Radnor Memorial Library is undergoing an expansion and renovation that will allow it to remain the community“destination for discovery,” a place for cultural and intellectual enrichment and lifelong learning for residents of Radnor Township and surrounding communities.

Radnor Memorial Library
114 W. Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Ardmore Avenue Community Center (October 2016)

Offering young people in the community a wide range of educational, social, cultural, and recreational resources and opportunities.

Ardmore Avenue Community Center
122 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Main Line Meals on Wheels (October 2016)
Providing nutritious meals to senior citizens and homebound or convalescing residents of Main Line communities.

Main Line Meals on Wheels
235 Lancaster Avenue
Devon, PA 19333 

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund (July 2016)
Lightening the burden and lifting the spirits of families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries.

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
580 Virginia Drive, Suite 110
Fort Washington, PA 19034

RSVP (July 2016)
A multi-service organization that responds to critical human needs in the community through volunteerism.

901 East 8th Avenue, Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406

DMAX Foundation (May 2016)
Working to eliminate stigma and encourage safe, caring conversations with young people about mental health issues and emotional struggles.

DMAX Foundation
P.O. Box 274
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Delaware County Special Olympics (May 2016)
Providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Delaware County Special Olympics
P.O. Box 279
Morton, PA 19070-0279

Maya Rigler’s Virtual Alex’s Lemonade Stand (October 2015)
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raises awareness of childhood cancer causes, funds research into new treatment and cures, and encourages and empowers others (especially children) to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer, including Maya.

Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation
333 E. Lancaster Avenue, #414
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(If making a donation by mail, please write Maya’s event ID, E1121536, on the memo line of your check.)

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team (October 2015)
Assists displaced pets and their people by providing relief and recovery, free of charge, when a disaster strikes.

Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
1328 S. 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Manna on Main Street (July 2015)
Committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. 

Manna on Main Street
713 W. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Mitzvah Circle Foundation (July 2015)
Provides material support to individuals and families dealing with crisis, poverty, homelessness, and serious illness.

Mitzvah Circle Foundation
1561 Gehman Road
Harleysville, PA 19438

Peter’s Place (May 2015)
A center for grieving children and their families, dedicated to providing supportive and understanding environments to foster comfort, hope, and healing.

Peters Place
150 N. Radnor Chester Road
Suite F-130
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 687-5150

Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County (May 2015)
Provides scholarship support to the children of Delaware County police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel who die in the line of duty. 

Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County, PA
P.O. Box D
Media, PA 19063

ElderNet of Lower Merion & Narberth (October 2014)
Provides important services to enable elderly, disabled, and low-income residents to continue living in their own homes independently and safely.

ElderNet of Lower Merion & Narberth
9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-0706

Laurel House (July 2014)
Supports and advocates for adults and children who are affected by domestic violence.

Laurel House
P.O. Box 764
Norristown, PA 19404
(610) 277-1860

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals (May 2014)
A no-kill shelter that provides caring, temporary shelter for cats and dogs until they can find suitable, loving, permanent homes.

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
328 Upper Gulph Road
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 688-1018

Women’s Resource Center (May 2014)
An organization that offers numerous services to support women, strengthen families, and build communities.

Women’s Resource Center
113 W. Wayne Avenue
P.O. Box 596
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 687-6391

Radnor A Better Chance (May 2013)
The national A Better Chance program helps academically talented and motivated students from disadvantaged areas attend top high schools.

Radnor A Better Chance
P.O. Box 8091
Radnor, PA 19087

Lankenau Medical Center
The hospital where Carol received blood transfusions multiple times per week. We will always be grateful to the warm, caring staff for their efforts.

Lankenau Medical Center
100 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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