Join the Drives for Blood and Food and Masks at the BJCC

The Boulder JCC is proud to partner with local community organizations in hosting several community service events in the upcoming weeks. All events will be held at the Boulder JCC (6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder). 

If you are able, please join us at one or more of these events!

Blood Drive – Wednesday, June 17

Donate at the JCC/Vitalant blood drive on Wednesday, June 17 from 11 am – 3 pm. The drive will be held in Levin Hall following social distancing guidelines. Masks/face coverings are required. 

Blood donation is an essential health care activity and we need your help to make sure patients  in our community have the blood they need! 

To schedule your donation, call 303-363-2300 or visit and use Blood Drive Code 10219 to schedule. This blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are required.  

Vitalant is now testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. 

  • Do not donate if you are sick. This antibody test does not test for the presence of COVID-19 disease 
  • All successful donations will be tested for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 
  • Donors can view results in your online donor account 2 weeks after you donate 

Note: Due to the significant cost of this test, reward points are suspended for the time being (except for apheresis donors, who give specific blood components via special equipment).

For more information on Vitalant’s response to COVID-19, please visit:

Food Drive – Thursday, June 18

The food drive to benefit EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association) will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 2 – 6 pm in the JCC Parking Lot (contactless drop-off). 

EFAA is in need of many nonperishable items this summer as recent need has increased. Unopened cans and packages that are no more than one year beyond their date are accepted. We most appreciate nutrient-dense, healthy products such as:

  • Canned Chili and Pasta Meals
  • Canned Corn, Peas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned Fruit
  • Toilet paper, shampoo, laundry soap, and oral care products  

We are also looking for volunteers to help us run this event. There are two shifts: 1:30 – 4 pm and 3:45 – 6:15 pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. If you are interested in volunteering, please register here and we will contact you.


Mask and Materials Project – Ongoing

The Boulder JCC is partnering with Boulder County and Friends for Life Couriers to establish another hub for collecting donations of sewing supplies and finished masks for distribution to our most vulnerable neighbors identified through agency partners. 

If you are a sewer and are interested in making masks, please see mask specifications here.

Mask & Mask Material Donation Drop off is Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm at the JCC. Please place masks and materials in marked bins.

About Shari Schnee

Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).

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  1. The Vitalant website that is linked in the article says that there are no appointments available. Rats!