Fairborn and Walter E. Stebbins High Schools are the latest rivals to join forces to help others in the Community Blood Center/Universal 1 Credit Union “Unity in the Community” campaign.
They teamed up to make their first $1,000 Unity Award presentation to the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry at the halftime of their Dec. 7 basketball game.
“Unity in the Community” is a partnership between CBC, Universal 1 Credit Union and a select group of rival high schools in the region that now includes Fairborn and Stebbins. The rival high schools host CBC blood drives then alternate choosing a charity for the Unity Award.
Fairborn and Stebbins became part of the 2018 Unity in Community campaign by hosting campus blood drives at Fairborn on Feb. 14 and at Stebbins on Feb. 23. They totaled 128 donors, including 82 first-time donors and earned more than 128 hours of community service.
As host of the rival basketball game, Fairborn chose the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry as the 2018 recipients of the $1,000 award sponsored by Universal 1. The FISH Pantry is owned by First Baptist Church of Fairborn. Last year it assisted 25,000 individuals with the help of local businesses, citizens and churches.