Blood bank, airport are helping out Children’s Hospital of Georgia

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Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 1:34 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 11:36 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Shepeard Blood Center and Augusta Regional Airport are lending support to Children’s Hospital of Georgia in separate efforts.

Throughout September, Shepeard will be collecting donated toys to benefit children who require a stay at the hospital.

The items can be brought to any of Shepeard’s donation centers of blood drives. Donation centers are at 1533 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta, 4329 Washington Road in Evans and 353 Fabian Drive in Aiken.

Of particular need are Lego sets, crayons and colored pencils, easy arts and crafts sets, action figures (especially superheroes), stuffed animals (with sewn eyes not bead eyes), toys for ages 2 and up, infant toys (rattles, things that light up and play music), and Uno cards and board games

All items must be new and In original packaging.

Meanwhile, Augusta Regional Airport later this month will host the third annual Meet-a-Machine event benefiting the hospital.

The family event gives people the opportunity to see, touch and learn about multiple types of vehicles, including emergency response vehicles, planes, aircraft equipment and construction equipment.

It raises funds to support the research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and cures of childhood cancers.

Meet-a-Machine will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 near Hangar One at the Augusta Regional Airport. Tickets are $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at https://flyags.ticketleap.com/meet-a-machine-2022.