A popular Upstate New York treat for blood donors is coming back this June. For a fourth year, Stewart’s Shops is treating American Red Cross blood donors to free pints of ice cream. The “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program offers donors at blood drives in 20 counties* from June 1-30 a voucher for a free pint of Stewart’s Shop’s ice cream or gelato that can be redeemed at any Stewart’s Shops location.
Since the “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” program began in June 2016, more than 21,000 blood donations have been collected in participating counties.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Stewart’s Shops again this June to kick off summer with the ‘Give a Pint, Get a Pint’ promotion,” said Sonja Ronovech, district recruitment manager of the Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services Region. “Our blood donors and sponsors truly appreciate receiving a pint of ice cream or gelato as a thank you for their gift of life! We are grateful that Stewart’s Shops continues its generous support of the Red Cross.”
The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day to help patients facing serious health conditions and illnesses, including trauma, cancer, and blood disorders. In the New York-Penn Region, approximately 750 units are collected daily to serve patients in 90 hospitals throughout New York and 10 counties in Pennsylvania.
Gary Dake, Stewart’s Shops President and long-term blood donor said, “We encourage everyone to give blood if they can and we are proud to offer a sweet incentive for all donors in the month of June; so give a pint, and get a pint of Stewart’s delicious ice cream or gelato!”