Blood and Donation Drive

10:00am, Friday, June 25, 2021

Our community needs your help. Blood supplies are low and food insecurity in our neighborhood is real.

Join us on June 25 for a blood and donation drive – a socially-distanced community giving day in partnership with Memorial Blood Center, Highland District Council, Highland Business Association, Friends of Highland Arts, Macalester-Groveland Community Council and St. Paul Parks and Recreation. It’s simple and safe and centralized at the Highland Park Community Center; you can drop off nonperishable foods anytime during the day and/or donate blood by appointment. Please wear a mask and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

BLOOD DRIVE: 10 am – 3 pm (by appointment)

In the gym at the Highland Park Community Center with strict COVID-19 safety protocols

If you’re feeling healthy and well, help protect our community’s blood supply by donating at the blood drive. All blood types are urgently needed, especially O negative (O-) and O positive (O+).

Schedule your appointment time here:


Drop off full-sized personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, body lotion, toothpaste and deodorant) anytime 10am – 3pm; items will be donated to Project Home at the Provincial House – the new temporary homeless shelter on Randolph Avenue. Items can also be purchased directly from their Amazon Wish List at; purchases will be shipped directly to their location.

Donations will be accepted in the Highland Park Community Center’s parking lot; please check back in late May for a list of current needs. Follow the signs to the curbside drop off area.


Consider a financial gift to support these community organizations.

*Give to the Memorial Blood Center at

*Give to Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul (the nonprofit that runs Project Home) at