Southeastern kicked off Philanthrophy Week on Monday, Nov. 7 with a blood drive held outside the Student Union. The event was just one of many activities throughout the week, which the Southeastern Foundation planned as a way of encouraging students to give back to their community.
Representatives from the Blood Center arrived with two buses, and students were given the opportunity to donate blood and potentially save lives. To thank those who contributed, the Blood Center held a drawing for door prizes such as a wireless headset, an Amazon Firestick with Alexa remote control, and two $50 Visa gift cards.
Alee Hess, who donated an entire pint of blood, was eager to express her passion for helping others. “The event went really well, and the turnout made my heart happy” she said. “Even with two blood banks, there was still a line out of the door.”
Other activities for Philanthrophy Week included a black light volleyball tournament, as well as the “Anything But Cans” food drive and an event that allowed students to write letters thanking soldiers for their service overseas. All events benefited the Lion Legacy Program, which seeks to educate the student body about the importance of philanthropy, and the Southeastern Foundation.