Partners in Service
Red Cross Causes, Campaigns and Courses for Jack and Jill of America Members
The American Red Cross is proud of the support we receive from the members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Beginning in 2017, our organizations have teamed up to bring the important message of swim instruction and water safety to diverse communities. More than 80 Jack and Jill of America chapters are participating, by providing “Dry Land” water safety instruction to their youth members or completing in-water Swim Instruction and Lifeguarding courses. Several Jack and Jill of America chapters are underwriting the cost of providing swim instruction to ten or more youth in their communities.
Here are some additional ways Jack and Jill of America and the Red Cross can join forces to improve our communities. If your chapter would like to get involved, we invite you to follow the links provided in each section. Our dedicated partnership managers will be delighted to hear from you.
Help Reduce Deaths & Injuries from Home Fires
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedWe invite Jack and Jill members to help us Sound the Alarm about home fire safety and save lives! Your group can participate in smoke detector installation and education activities in a local community. The Red Cross will provide marketing materials to help you recruit volunteers. Contact us using the link below to get started.
Promote Swimming Skills and Water Safety
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children in the United States and African-American children are disproportionately affected. Research shows 64% of African-American children have little to no swimming ability – and of these children, 78% have parents who have no/low swimming ability. For these families a carefree day at the beach, pool or lake can too easily end in tragedy.
That’s why it’s so important that we all learn how to be safe in and around water, and encourage our families, friends and neighbors to be water competent. The Red Cross is tackling this goal with our Centennial Campaign, marking our first 100 years of swimming safety education. We are working with our training partners to teach 50,000 more people in 50 at-risk cities how to swim, and urging people in every community to make sure that they and their families can swim.
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedMore than 80 Jack and Jill of America chapters are already engaged in bringing the message of swim instruction and water safety to their communities. We invite your chapter to join us in encouraging children and adults in your local communities to learn how to swim and be safe in and around water. Contact us for ideas and download our social media toolkit below.
Encourage Blood Donations by Your Members
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedYour chapter can host a blood drive, with members helping to recruit donors, volunteering to help the day of the drive run smoothly, and making donations themselves. Our team will support you with marketing materials and tips for organizing your volunteers and motivating your donors.
Volunteer with Your Local Red Cross
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedYour members can volunteer as a group, because there’s strength in numbers. We’ll connect you with a Volunteer Services representative at your local Red Cross office who can create an opportunity that will benefit the community – and be a fulfilling experience for your members.
Teach Children About Disaster Preparedness
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedWe will be happy to connect you with your local Pillowcase Project program manager who can help your members sign up as Red Cross volunteers, receive the necessary training, and identify high-risk communities in which to give presentations.
Learn Lifesaving Skills
How Jack and Jill of America Members Can Get InvolvedThe Red Cross can provide group training. Our training and certification opportunities are available nationwide to reach your extensive membership.
For information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.