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Community Outreach

We work with a number of community groups to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation throughout the region.

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Schools Programs & Student Education

Gift of Life offers education programs to provide students and educators information about organ and tissue donation.

High schools and colleges are encouraged to share information on organ and tissue donation with their students. Below are suggestions for engaging students and providing them with information about donation.  Gift of Life can assist you by providing materials, giveaways, and speakers for your events.  Every personal story shared with others about organ and tissue donation helps to make a difference in the lives of others and encourage individuals to register.

Students from George Washington H.S. with teacher and kidney transplant recipient, Andrea Seitchik

Get involved
  • Gift of Life can provide speakers to share their story at events throughout our region. Click here to request a speaker for your event.
  • Start a Gift of Life Club at your school to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. Adopt organ donation as a special cause for your organization. Continue to promote organ donation throughout the year at all of your events.Gift of Life can help you with the process.
  • Invite a guest speaker to discuss organ and tissue donation at a club or organizational meeting.
  • Health fairs and other community events are a great place to promote organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life will provide educational materials for tabling events for the general public.
  • Recognize April as National Donate Life Month- an excellent time to raise awareness through holding assemblies, distributing flyers, and having events.
  • Create a team to participate in the Gift of Life Donor Dash in April.
  • Encourage students needing volunteer hours to contact Gift of Life and offer to spend time working at Gift of Life or Gift of Life Family House.
  • Sign up to volunteer with Gift of Life and raise awareness in your community!

To schedule a program at your school, or to discuss incorporating any of these programs, please contact the Community Relations department at 1-800-DONORS-1.

High School Programs and Resources

Gift of Life Donor Program encourages high school teachers to become involved in sharing information on organ and tissue donation with their students. We have gathered some great suggestions for engaging students and providing them with the information necessary to make an informed decision about donation.

Find resources for high school educators.

College Programs

Gift of Life also works with area colleges to educate students about organ and tissue donation. Any college class, organization, or club looking to partner with a non-profit on campus can contact us to request materials, speakers, and more. College PRSSA chapters can also find opportunities to participate in local and national competitions through Gift of Life.

Find more information for college involvement with Gift of Life.

Faith-Based Programs

Unfortunately, many people decide not to register as an organ donor because they believe it is against their religion. No major organized religion objects to organ and tissue donation. Share the life-saving power of organ and tissue donation with your house of worship.

Find ways to raise awareness in your house of worship.

Speakers Bureau & Health Fairs

Every personal story shared with others about organ and tissue donation helps to make a difference in the lives of others and encourage individuals to register.  Gift of Life can provide speakers to share their story at events throughout our region.  Click here to request a speaker for your event.

Health fairs and other community events are the perfect place to promote organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life will provide educational materials for tabling events for the general public. Learn more about volunteering with Gift of Life and raising awareness in your community.

Signature Events

Our signature events play an active role in helping to support the Gift of Life mission. Annually, we host the Donor Dash walk and run as well as THE Party to raise funds for educational outreach efforts.

Learn more about these events and sign up to participate!


View our Events Calendar to find a Community Outreach event near you!