Tis the season of giving!
We like to think of Classic Accessories as an all-season company, year round, we’ve got you covered. We also like to extend the giving to our community of Kent, WA year round.
We have been fortunate enough to be able to work with some great local non-profits and organizations like:
This year our staff donated enough blood to save 63 lives right in our parking lot with
This Spring we helped prep and pack 5,500 pounds of rice which helps feed 4,269
families in our community – that’s HUGE!
Kent School District Elementary
We started the school year off by donating much needed school supplies to an
elementary school down the road from us. Everything from backpacks and supplies to
nurse station care kits.
Green Kent Partnership
New this year was a park clean up at Glenn Nelson Park. We worked with the Green Partnership of Kent who let us know that the mulch we spread is very beneficial because it retains water for the trees during these dry summer months and will eventually break down in to healthy soil and food for the trees. The mulch also helps to smother weeds and makes the park even more beautiful. We also cleared many black berry bushes away from the native shrubs.
East Side Baby Corner
This Fall we connected with East Side Baby Corner with a giving tree in our office. We purchased much needed items for children in need from newborns all the way through teens. EBC was founded in 1990 when a local pediatric nurse practitioner, became concerned about the large numbers of babies in her practice that began life without adequate food, clothing, beds or safety equipment. Her commitment to giving these children a stronger start grew from a idea and a few items gathered in her dining room, into an agency that in 2016 filled its 500,000th order of absolute essentials.
We are a lucky team here at Classic Accessories to be able give back to our community and we are looking forward to doing the same next year.
Today’s the day Classic Accessories is Giving to Save!
We have scheduled Bloodworks Northwest to come out with their donation on wheel to donate blood. 30+ employees are currently giving blood to save lives.
Blood is needed every day.
Right now, there are people in your community who need the help you can so easily provide simply by donating blood. Some of these patients have suffered serious injuries or severe burns. Some need blood during surgery. Others have life-threatening chronic diseases like leukemia and cancer that require frequent transfusions. In fact, most people will require a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. You can help those who need one now. You really can save a life.
Who Needs Blood?
Many patients need blood now. The major reasons are:
• Trauma injuries and burns
• Blood and immune system diseases
• Heart and blood vessel disease
• Organ and bone marrow
How long does it take?
Actual donation takes only seven to ten minutes. The entire process is about an hour, but can help three people – each donated unit of blood is separated into platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The donor’s body immediately begins to replace the donated blood cells.
After a blood donation the body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours.
Who can donate blood?
Most people in good health (no cold or flu) can donate blood. In general, those who are at least 18 years old and weigh more than 110 lbs may donate blood every 56 days. There is no upper age limit.
It is always recommended to eat a healthy and balanced meal and drink fluids at least four hours prior to donating
Plus – after donating, you get a free pass to eat and drink your calories to recharge! Special thanks to Sweet Themes Bakery here in Kent, WA for the great cookie design.
So we blinked and it’s November! How’d that happen?
Weren’t we all just talking about who was hosting the next BBQ? Now we’re finding ourselves INSIDE watching the game. So we thought, why not do some quick, last minute prep for your patio so that it’s ready when you are.
Speaking of BBQs … Want to win your very own Weber Genesis? Yeah, you heard right. WIN one! Just by signing up to be a Classic Accessories Loyalty Member and you’re automatically entered to win. It’s that simple. Double your chances of winning by sharing our contest posts on facebook! Really is that simple. We are randomly selecting a winner on December 1st. Keep it for yourself or give it away this Holiday Season.