A Day Without Shoes

Filament Essential Services Teams with Downtown Lincoln Association to bring American Red Cross for “Give Big Red” Blood Drive

On Friday, October 7, Filament Essential Services and the Downtown Lincoln Association are joining together to host “Give Big Red,” bringing the American Red Cross to downtown Lincoln for a community blood drive. Give Big Red is open to all eligible donors from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 13th & O Street.

Filament participates in a variety of local philanthropic efforts and has hosted multiple blood drives in previous years. With an evolving office landscape that now includes WFH and hybrid models, Filament sought a partner to continue offering downtown Lincolnites a convenient opportunity to donate blood.

“There is still an urgent need for blood,” said Dan Kunzman, Filament SVP, Nonprofit Services. “Ease of donation for the downtown workforce is good for the community and a nice rallying event for downtown Lincoln.”

Several participating downtown businesses are giving donors discounts for showing their blood donor stickers. Donors will also receive a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice and can enter to win a $100 Downtown Lincoln gift card. Donors can view the list of participating businesses at Give Big Red’s event page (https://fb.me/e/2jU7bItCp).

“It’s absolutely terrific to see downtown businesses support each other and support local nonprofits,” Kunzman said.

Donors can schedule their appointment in advance at flmnt.org/gvred.