A Few Announcements

With just over 4 weeks until the 2nd annual Gregg and Robyn Oshita Foundation Blood Drive, today we are kicking off our inaugural online pre-sale raffle ticket purchase opportunity.

Of course, we wish all of you who read this, could join us in-person on March 23rd at the Japanese American Service Committee here in Chicago. Alas, with so many of our supporters living outside the state but still wanting to help in some way, we here at the GRO Foundation have come up with a solution.

For those that want to help and also potentially win a great prize at the same time, starting today, we are selling online raffle tickets for prizes that will be raffled off at the blood drive.

Here is how it will work:

  1. Raffle tickets will be sold as follows:

    • $5 each

    • 5 for $20.

    • 15 for $50

    • 40 for $100.

  2. Everyone that donates on the website (by clicking on the donate button in the upper right corner of the page), will receive a raffle ticket with a unique number

  3. Taking a look at the list of prizes, please contact us, and let us know what prize you would like your raffle ticket entered into the drawing for (list of prizes will be announced in a separate post)

  4. Your ticket will be placed in a bucket with all of the other raffle tickets sold on the day of the event, and at 12:30 PM on March 23rd, we will draw winners and contact them either by phone or email to arrange delivery.

  5. The online raffle will end four weeks from today on March 22nd, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM CST. So please make sure if you are not able to attend the blood drive in person, to purchase your online raffle tickets now.

For those who will be attending the event in person, raffle tickets will be sold on site (same as last year) with the prices matching those who pre-ordered online.

All raffle entries will be accepted in person until 12:30 PM on March 23rd in which at that time, we will draw the winners live.

For EVERYONE who makes an appointment with Heartland Blood Center and donates blood on the 23rd, you will also receive 2 FREE raffle tickets to thank you for donating. You can also earn 1 FREE raffle ticket by signing up for the national bone marrow registry through BE THE MATCH, who will also once again be at this year’s blood drive. Those free entries can be used to enter into any of the multitude number of prizes we have this year.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will reply back to you.