Service projects are a great way that young people can help people in need and help the community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies..
Remember to call the Greater Indianapolis Red Cross before starting a project. We can offer more information, hints or tips and helpful guidelines. Plus, we will register the project
Throughout the world, measles kills an estimated 139,300 each year – mostly children less than five years of age. You can help by raising money to make sure that children get the vaccine to prevent measles. Learn more about the Measles Initiative.
Malaria Prevention Initiative
Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria in Africa. You can help by raising money to provide a family with a bed net, which is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne malaria.
Collect new books for students in second through fifth grade for the Red Cross Bookmobile.
Comfort kits are given to people affected by disasters that happen here in central Indiana. Each kit includes basic hygiene supplies. Kits for children also include a small book or stuffed animal.
Disasters can prevent or interrupt a child’s education. You can help by filling a chest (or box) with school supplies for children who live in disaster-stricken areas.
Help young people deal with tragic events. Participate in a training session. Then, teach other young people how to cope in uncertain times.
Fire Safety and Prevention
Help reduce unintentional deaths and injuries to children caused by residential fires. Participate in a training session. Then, teach other kids about fire safety and prevention.
Be Red Cross Ready
Help the community learn how to prevent and prepare for emergencies Participate in a training session. Then, teach other young people how to prevent and prepare for disasters - and what to do when an emergency happens.