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Holidays 2014 - Give Something that Means Something

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...patients in about 2,700 hospitals and transfusions centers across the country depend on Red Cross blood donors to help them regain their health.

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross helps someone in need. During this holiday season, we ask you to remember those who count on the Red Cross and bring them hope through your donation to the annual Red Cross Holiday Campaign.

HOLIDAY GIFT CATALOG One way a person can support the Red Cross is to visit the Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog at and select a symbolic gift for someone on their holiday list. The gift is tax-deductible and will support Red Cross programs like these:

  • Disaster Services - 70,000 people turn to the Red Cross every year for help during a disaster.
  • Service to the Armed Forces - members of the military, veterans and civilians receive about 400,000 Red Cross services every year.
  • Blood Services – patients in about 2,700 hospitals and transfusions centers across the country depend on Red Cross blood donors to help them regain their health.
  • Catalog items include things like infant care kits for babies in emergency shelters, comfort kits for wounded warriors, or emergency kits that provide a month of supplies for a family overseas involved in a disaster. Catalog purchases come with greeting cards shoppers can send to a friend or loved one, letting them know a donation has been made in their name.

    The purchase of each item from the 2014 Holiday Gift Catalog is a tax-deductible contribution that supports the mission of the Red Cross. The catalog gifts are contributions toward a Red Cross program area, not a donation to a specific project or item. Those who participate will receive free gifts such as a Red Cross Water Bottle for a donation of $100 or more or a Red Cross fleece blanket for a donation of $200 or more.

    Other ways you can give something that means something include:

  • Making a financial donation to the Red Cross
  • Scheduling an appointment to give blood
  • Giving the gift of your time by becoming a Red Cross volunteer
  • Support the American Red Cross 2014 Holiday Campaign and remember all those who look to the Red Cross for help – give something that means something.

    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.