The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.
Through instructor-led presentations, students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students also have the opportunity to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.
The curriculum meets many of the Common Core State Standards for grades three to five.
The Red Cross will be delivering The Pillowcase Project in Connecticut and Rhode Island Public Schools and in identified schools throughout the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. Additionally, you may request The Pillowcase Project one-hour presentation for your school or youth program by selecting The Pillowcase Project from the drop-down menu on our Request a Presentation form.