"If you got blood you deserve to donate it to help humanity"
Thank you for the BIG success of our 2013 Give and Grill blood drive! We ended up with 94 units (74 regular units and 10 "double red" donations) and had 105 people attempt to donate. Thanks to each one of you! And thanks to the American Red Cross staff that worked tirelessly for 9 hours.
See pics from the 2012 blood drive on flickr. Click here.
Welcome to the sign-up website for the Give and Grill blood drive hosted by Charles and Missee Fox with special guest of honor Harriett Grady "Big Mamma". Meet Harriett the Tuesday after Memorial Day at the Felix Davis Community Center in Park Circle from 1pm to 7pm. Harriet is bringing live beach music and shag dancers. Click here for directions.
We are celebrating the 68th birthday of Charleston legend Harriett Grady "Big Mamma" of Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society fame. Harriett will join us and is bringing live beach music, a DJ and shag dancers. Live music will be by Carolina Breeze, and the bassist Andy will also DJ. Dancers from the Beach Music and Shag Preservation Dancers will be on hand to entertain us. Instructors will provide a free basic shag lesson. In addition to preserving our beach culture, Harriett has her own Big Mamma Entertainment company, the JB Pivots beach club, and a traditional Psychotherapist practice incorporating Qigong wellness movement at her Psychotherapy/Qigong office at 1209 H Sam Rittenberg Blvd in the Northbridge Shopping Center next to Lyerlys Cleaners. For more information about Harriett and her numerous classes for the public click here.
The blood drive is hosted by Charles and Missee Fox with the help of Captains and many volunteers. What better way to celebrate our birthday than a party at the blood center to save lives in our home town? Our goal is to max the capacity at 132 donations. The American Red Cross will gift a tumbler glass to every donor.
The free delicious meal will be prepared by local caterer and grill expert Jamie Westendorff. The menu will be bbq, burgers and veggies. See more about Jamie below.
Please read the appointment information, requirements to donate and additional Red Cross information.
Read personal stories from donors and recipients about the value of your life saving gift at this American Red Cross page.
There will be a choice of donations. The standard donation and also the ALYX "double red" donation which yields twice the value to the blood bank. If you are young and able please consider the ALYX "double red" donation.
If you have any questions, visit our contact page or ask your Give and Grill team Captain.