JOLIET – Everyone who makes a donation at the Taylor Babec Benefit Blood Drive on March 29 at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office will be entered in a raffle to win gift packages from a number of fine restaurants in downtown Joliet.
The Blood Drive will run from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
on Thursday, March 29
at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, 121 N. Chicago St., Joliet,
directly across from the Rialto Square Theatre.
Raffle prizes include:
- Two gift packages from Chicago Street Pub, 75 N. Chicago St., that include a bottle of wine, a Chicago Street Pub T-shirt and a $25 dining gift certificate;
- Two $20 gift certificates for dining at McBrody’s, 73 W. Jefferson St., to be raffled separately;
- A $25 gift certificate to dine at The Department, 205 N. Chicago St.;
- A $25 gift certificate to dine at Thayer’s 158 North, 158 N. Chicago St.;
- A gift tin of nostalgic candy from Gji’s Sweet Shoppe, 81 N. Chicago St.;
- And two sandwich certificates from the Red Goose Bakery and Café, 56 N. Chicago St., which is downtown Joliet’s newest restaurant.
In addition, anyone who comes into The Department on the day of the Blood Drive and mentions that they donated blood can get a hamburger and fries for the special low price of $4. The drawing will be conducted at the end of the drive. Donors need not be present at the drawing.
Every donor will receive a free pair of cotton, flannel-style lounge pants from Heartland Blood Centers.
And WJOL’s Scott Slocum will kick off the Blood Drive with a live broadcast from the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office in downtown Joliet on the morning of March 29.
The Blood Drive is coordinated in partnership with State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Heartland Blood Centers and Jennifer Babec, who is Taylor Babec’s mother.
“Thanks to all of the first-rate downtown restaurants that contributed great gift packages to raffle for donors at the Taylor Babec Benefit Blood Drive,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “Their generous support will encourage donations and make this a truly successful Blood Drive.”
Two of Heartland Blood Center’s Mobile Coaches will be at the office to accommodate donors on that day. State’s Attorney Glasgow encourages anyone who works in or plans to visit downtown Joliet to take roughly 30 minutes to donate blood on March 29.
Appointments can be made by calling volunteer coordinator Jennifer Babec at (815) 325-4282 or by visiting Heartland Blood Centers online at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-in donors also will be welcomed.