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Fresh Holiday Giving Ideas for the Do-Gooders of the World

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New (and super easy!) gift ideas.

You make cookies for your neighbors. You donate hats and gloves to homeless shelters. You fulfill a child’s holiday wishes by sponsoring a Christmas shoebox giveaway.

But this season, maybe it’s too much. Or maybe you’re looking for some fresh new giving ideas. Whatever the case, the American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog has you covered:

  • Give blankets to children and families standing in the cold after their home is destroyed by fire.
  • Help keep babies healthy in the aftermath of disasters.
  • Provide items like a toothbrush and a robe for injured military members brought in from the battlefield with no personal belongings.
  • Instead of trying to exchange gifts with coworkers, why not pool your money and gift vaccinations to an entire village?
  • Even do-gooders might get squeamish with the sight of needles. Here’s your chance to help ensure an ongoing blood supply without rolling up a sleeve.
  • BONUS FEATURES Let people know you honored them with a gift, or encourage them to donate as well, with free holiday greeting cards or eCards to announce your donation.

    There’s also an opportunity to grab some Red Cross swag for yourself. While supplies last, you could pick up a Red Cross water bottle, fleece throw, messenger bag and first aid kit and more.

    Head online to help our troops, fulfill urgent needs in the United States and show your compassion for global needs – all with the click of a button.

    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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