I know, I know, finding that special something for that special somebody is hard enough when you know, love or owe money to the person receiving the gift, so how in the name of all that’s holiday are you going to be able to find the right gift for a person in need you don’t even know?
Not to worry, the Red Cross Holiday Campaign has made it easy to point-and-click your way to the perfect way to help a disaster victim or someone needing blood or a member of the Armed Forces stationed far from home.
“The Red Cross Holiday Campaign is a great way to make this holiday season a truly meaningful one for both you and your family, as well as for those struggling with disaster, disease or separation from family and loved ones,” said Maria White, CEO of Red Cross New Hampshire.
There are four different ways to provide help through the Red Cross this holiday season:
- Purchase a symbolic gift from the online catalog at www.redcross.org/gifts
- Make a financial donation to the Red Cross
- Schedule an appointment to give blood
- Give the gift of time by becoming a Red Cross volunteer
Shoppers can purchase a variety of symbolic gifts through the online Red Cross gift catalog in the name of the people on their gift list. These purchases support the Red Cross mission in many different ways, such as helping a disaster victim, providing comfort kits for injured members of the Armed Forces, or helping supply measles vaccinations around the world.
The purchase of each gift item is a tax-deductible contribution that supports the Red Cross mission. The catalog gifts are contributions toward a Red Cross program area, not a donation to a specific project or item. Those who participate will receive free gifts such as a Red Cross Water Bottle for a donation of $100 or more, or a Family First Aid Kit for a donation of $200 or more.
So, if you are reading this blog post chances are that you are at a computer. If that is the case, remember what your mom always told you: “never put off till tomorrow what you can get done today.” Click Here to start your Red Cross holiday shopping and give somebody the gift of hope this year.