NEW Club Resources!
Advisor Handbook 2019-2020
Save The Dates!
10th Annual Walk to ConnectLife - May 30, 2020
8:00am - 12:00 pm at Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Waterfront. This event is free for students and families. All are welcome. This year we will have a wellness tent, interactive artwork, donuts from Paula's, and a walk to honor donors. Come celebrate with us!
Mid-Year Celebration @ Ali’s Rally - Postponed
Free event. All ConnectLife Club schools are invited to this mid-year celebration where you can highlight the work your club has done, gain new ideas, and celebrate the legacy of those who have given the Gift of Life. Download the brochure.
Advisor nomination forms must be returned by April 30, 2020.
Module 1 – Let’s Get Started! Complete this module by December 20, 2019
A) Form your Club: Recruit 5-25 students
B) Tour ConnectLife headquarters and create club action plan.
Module 2 – Service Project - Complete by June 12, 2020
Complete a service project where as club members you can connect families, neighbors, and communities to enhance or improve the lives of others.
Module 3 – Educate Your Community and Celebrate Donate Life Month!
A) Donate Life Registry Drive Competition. In an effort to promote a culture of donation. Each ConnectLife Club member is asked to talk their friends and families about signing up on the New York State Donor Registry. Each club member is challenged to get at least 5 donor registry cards filled out.
B) Club advisors will collect the completed Registry Cards and return them to their Education Representative. The ConnectLife Club members and advisors that collect the most registry cards will be awarded a prize!
C) Completed Registry Cards need to be turned in to your Education Representative no later than May 29, 2020.
D) Participate in National Blue & Green Day - April 17, 2020. Take a photo to help spread awareness about the need for organ and tissue donations. Share this photo on line and tag ConnectLife.
E) National Blue & Green Day Photos need to be posted on line and submitted by April 30, 2020.
- Submit photo here - coming soon!
Module 4 – Blood Drive!
A) Set a blood drive date and time with your ConnectLife Blood Services Representative. Secure date(s) and details of your school drives.
B) Run a blood drive in your school. Your club will be responsible for all aspects of the blood drive including planning, recruitment, pre-drive education, and day-of drive assistance.
C) Blood Drive Boot Camp. Host a meeting and invite your Blood Services Representative who will educate you on how to best prepare for a successful drive!
Module 5 –Week-Long Awareness Campaign. Educate your school community about organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation. Many schools choose to run their ConnectLife mission campaign around their blood drive, however you can run this anytime throughout the school year.
Module 6 - Share Your Heroic Story! Final presentations should be completed by June 19, 2020.
A) Highlight the work you have done.
- Secure a date to present to: ConnectLife staff, School Administration, PTO, local Government Officials, OR another group you feel would benefit from learning about the need for donation/ transplantation and blood donation.
- During this presentation you should explain what your club did to raise awareness about organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation. (How did you run your club? Who did you educated? What was the impact?)
B) Invite your ConnectLife Representatives to attend this final presentation.
Return Supply Check Receipts:
Copies of receipts equal to the amount of your supply check and reimbursement of any remaining funds are due by June 29, 2020. They can be mailed to ConnectLife Attn: Amanda Farrell or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made out to ConnectLife.
Receipt Tracking Form - coming soon!