Give Something that Means Something
This holiday season, I hope you will visit the 2015 American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog to give a meaningful – and enduring – gift of help and hope. Consider a gift to a family trying their best to cope after a home fire, a service member facing the holidays far from loved ones, or a child needing a blood transfusion. The Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog is geared to offer a variety of gift choices that can be made in the name of a friend or family member to directly support the vital humanitarian services that we provide.
Hundreds of times each day, the Red Cross brings help and hope to those in need. For example, a home fire occurs every 7 minutes in this country, and smoke alarms save lives. Through the Red Cross holiday gift catalog, you can “purchase” a gift of fire safety training and the installation of 1 smoke alarm for $15.00.
The Red Cross holiday gift catalog contains heartwarming stories from people across the world who have been helped by the Red Cross, as well as a diverse list of symbolic gifts that illustrate what a donation in honor of a loved one, colleague, or client could mean to someone in need. The tax-deductible donation will support a Red Cross program area. A donation can provide: blankets that give comfort and security to victims of disasters; fire safety training and smoke alarms to help reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in at-risk communities; reconnect families who have been separated by war or disasters; blood services to help ensure blood is safe and available for those in need.
I hope you will join me in accessing the Holiday Gift Catalog, by visiting redcross.org/gifts, make a tax-deductible donation online, or call 1-800-RED CROSS to donate.
I hope you have a blessed, safe and joyful holiday season!