It’s income tax season. The IRS has April 15 circled on its gigantic calendar. Perhaps if you are anticipating a big refund, you don’t mind the rigamorole.
Most folks, though, hardly look forward to the aggravation of filling out forms or paying an expert to do it for them. And if you owe the government money — ugh! — the nightmare becomes that much more unpleasant.
But H&R Block — maybe the one CPA company most associated with tax season nationwide — is garnering some positive PR this tax season by co-sponsoring Monday’s monthly community Red Cross blood drive at the Knight Avenue fairgrounds.
H&R’s grant means 12 donors at the drive will win cash prizes. The top prizes are in the amounts of $100 and $50.
There will be other nice door prizes from H&R as well, said Al Jacobson, the president of the Waycross Area Blood Drive Volunteers. Add the usual monthly prizes (certificates from Wong’s, Captain Joe’s and Extreme Carwash) and there will be 40 blood donors going home happy.
The drive is Monday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Waycross Exchange Club meeting hall just south of the big aluminum fair exhibit building.
The need for donated blood is urgent, said Jacobson.
The monthly blood drive sponsor is the Waycross Exchange Club. The drives are routinely held on the fourth Monday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Donors on Monday will be invited after their “Gift of Life” to “flip a card” at the prize card table to find out if they are one of the lucky prize winners. And they will also be offered free Papa John’s pizza and other refreshments in the Red Cross canteen.
“Please give blood,” Jacobson urged. “For someone, your donation will mean the difference in life and death!”