Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season

This holiday season we are asking you to “give something that means something” by purchasing gifts from the 2012 Holiday Giving Catalog in honor of family, friends or colleagues.

You can support Red Cross programs by purchasing a variety of symbolic gifts. You can buy food and shelter for a disaster victim, phone cards for members of the military, vaccinations for an entire village and many other gift ideas. Catalog purchases come with greeting cards shoppers can send to a friend or loved one, letting them know a donation has been made in their name.

The purchase of each gift item is a tax-deductible contribution and provides support to the mission of the Red Cross. The catalog gifts are contributions toward a Red Cross program area, not a donation to a specific project or item.

Click here to start shopping our 2012 Holiday Giving Catalog.  

“A Devine Night Out” Gives the Most Important Gift this Holiday Season by supporting the Red Cross

Mark your calendar for Columbia’s BEST, FREE holiday shopping event!

 “A Devine Night Out” is Columbia’s PREMIER Holiday event. More than 40 stores on Devine Street in Columbia will welcome guests from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th for an evening of shopping, socializing and festive cheer.

This year “A Devine Night Out” will donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to the American Red Cross.  In addition, there will be multiple tables set up where guests can participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program and sign a holiday card for service members, their families and veterans.

Grab a friend. Book the sitter. Enjoy shopping the most fabulous mile of locally-owned businesses in Columbia. Walk the event or catch a ride on the FREE limo service to get from one end of Devine Street to the other.

You don’t want to miss the chance to experience wonderful entertainment, food, door prizes and the opportunity to sign a holiday greeting for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, many of whom will be far from home over the holidays. 

This event is presented by the Devine Street Association and the City of Columbia. For more information, click here or call (803) 608-6161.

To participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program click here or visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail. The deadline to send holiday cards is December 9th.

Give Something That Means Something This Holiday Season

 

The holiday season is just around the corner and this year we are urging people to give something that means something by donating to the Red Cross and helping those in need.

We have just launched our annual  holiday fundraising campaign, and we ask that everyone visits www.redcross.org/gifts to make a donation in the name of the people on their gift list this year.  Their donation can help provide food and shelter to a victim of disaster, help purchase things like phone cards and supplies for a member of the armed forces, or help supply basic necessities to families in desperate need in countries across the world.

Everyone is invited to browse through the Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog and view symbolic gifts they can “purchase” for, or in honor of, a loved one – things like infant care kits for babies in emergency shelters, comfort kits for wounded warriors, or water containers used when natural disasters disrupt a community’s water supply overseas.

People can give a gift that provides relief and support to those in need – when they need it most – when fire destroys a neighbor’s home, when a patient needs blood, when disaster turns a child’s world upside down.  The country’s ongoing economic problems are causing more people to seek help from the Red Cross and other organizations at a time when it’s generally much more difficult to raise money.

We are working very hard to seek donations now so the Red Cross can provide help and hope when people need it most.

History has proven that Americans respond when people are in need.  We are encouraging people to be generous again this holiday season in their support of the American Red Cross.  It’s been a challenging year – from Japan, to Alabama and Joplin to Hurricane Irene.   These times remind us of what’s really important, and a gift to the Red Cross to help people facing their worst moments is a way to show the best of what our country can offer.

So this year don’t just buy “stuff” give back to your community by Giving gifts that really matter.  Visit our online Holiday Giving Catalog today.

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