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Red Cross Urges Families to Take Part in a Halloween Alternative

Red Cross Urges Families to Take Part in a Halloween Alternative

As the day of candy and tricks approaches the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are encouraging everyone to take a different approach to Halloween this year by giving back during this scary holiday.

October is most commonly known for the candy corn, fall weather, vampires, goblins and ghosts! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are inviting families and friends to start a new Halloween tradition this year by adding an act of kindness to your Halloween plan.

“Everyone can take part in this Halloween alternative” said Regional Director of Communications, Dawn Leaks “sending a holiday card to the military forces is all it takes to make someone’s day”

Take a second and think about your plans for Halloween this year. While many children plan on getting as much candy as possible, talk to your children about also giving back to those who have given us so much. Your gift of generosity can help bring relief, joy, and hope to those who may be lacking holiday spirit. Use this Halloween day as a day to say thank you!

Our Holiday Mail for Hero’s program gives every individual the chance to send personalized cards and messages to military men and women to send them a touch of warmth from home. This year our holiday mail for hero’s program will be active up till December 7th 2012. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to say thank you during this holiday season.

This Halloween take time out of your scary plans; break out the paper, markers and crayons and send a card to those who have done so much for our nation. Thanks to you, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes we hope to continue to make this holiday season joyful for all.

Please send all mail to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes

P.O. Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Additional ways to become involved with the campaign include connecting with fellow card senders through Facebook at and Twitter at using the hashtag #holidaymail.