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Gifts Under $50: Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season

Give something that means something

Give something that means something this holiday season and help the American Red Cross bring hope to people in some of their darkest hours – someone who has lost everything in a disaster, a hospital patient who needs blood, or a military family facing an emergency.

Please support the American Red Cross 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign and give a gift of support, strength and hope to someone who needs it while honoring someone in your life.

Honor friends and family with a unique gift. Your donation is a tax-deductible contribution to the Red Cross. Simply choose unique gifts in honor of the people on your list; send them a free holiday greeting or e-card to announce your gift and know your donation will help people when they need it most.

Here’s just a sampling of the gifts you can give this holiday season—and all under $50.

Blankets – There’s nothing like a warm blanket when someone is in the middle of a disaster like a flood or hurricane, forced to leave their home and head for an emergency shelter. You can bring warmth and security to 5 people for just $25.

Vaccinations – You can help save children’s lives around the world through our Measles and Rubella Initiative. Your donation can help vaccinate a child overseas and provide protection for life. For just $50, you can help provide vaccinations for 50 children.

Hot meals – This year the Red Cross served millions of meals and snacks to victims of disasters. While families impacted by disaster struggle to rebuild their lives, you can help provide hearty, comforting meals to give them energy for the challenging days ahead. For only $30, you can give a gift that supports our feeding trucks and shelter kitchens to make sure no child or family goes hungry when disaster strikes.

Therapy Support Programs – If you would like to help ill and injured service members and veterans, for only $40 you can support 5 wounded heroes by helping provide materials for therapeutic support activities such as scuba diving, painting or gardening in military and veterans hospitals around the world. Support brave men and women on the road to recovery with this caring gift today.

Help Where It’s Needed Most - A gift of any size to the Red Cross will save the day when the next emergency strikes—when a house burns down in your community, when someone needs CPR or a lifesaving blood transfusion, or when a family needs to contact a deployed service member in an emergency. This gift also helps when a child needs a hug and a blanket—or a vaccination that could save his or her life. Your gift supports the many urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission and helps where it’s needed most.

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 or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.

$10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.