Fortuna center to hold blood drive on July 9

The MGC will be working with the community to raise awareness about the need for blood donations by holding a blood drive as their Project Kindness for July.

The Multi-Generational Center in Fortuna has named their 'Project Kindness' for July. They will be holding a blood drive at the MGC on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2280 Newburg Road in Fortuna.

Trina Pockett, director of the MGC, shares, "The MGC makes a difference in people's lives by providing a healthy and supportive environment that promotes interaction, understanding and respect between generations through a variety of activities, classes, programs and services."

The MGC is looking for young helpers to greet blood donors and bake cookies during the event. MGC is also seeking cookie donations for the event and will be accepting them up to the event.

The idea behind this blood drive is to be kind to the community and help raise supplies. Additionally the event will help raise awareness of the need to donate blood.

If you would like to sign up to donate blood contact the MGC by calling 725-3300, emailing, or Facebook at

Tonight the MGC will be holding a kids cooking class from 4 to 6 p.m. for a $15 fee. The class is hands on and will cover meal preparation, nutrition of food being used, proper table setting and manners. Children will not be using sharp knives or cooking over a hot stove. Children over 8 may be dropped off and younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult for the 2 hour class.

The MGC strives to make multi-cultural and multi-generational connections with authentic relationships in a healthy, respectful, supportive environment.