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Red Cross Offers Special Summer Discount for Babysitter’s Training

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 30, 2014 — Thanks to an Amway grant, the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids is offering a 50 percent discount on Babysitter’s Training this summer. The training is designed for youth between 11 and 15 years old to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants.

The normal cost for Babysitter’s Training is $85, but the Red Cross is offering a 50 percent discount if students use the coupon code P254AMWAY0914 when registering for the training.

The American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids will be offering Babysitter’s Training courses at the Red Cross office on 1050 Fuller Ave. NE from 9:00am-4:00pm on the following dates:

July 12

July 16

July 21

August 9

August 14

August 20

Babysitter’s Training includes lessons on basic care for children and infants, basic health and safety for children, first aid, babysitting business tips and leadership development. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and pack a lunch.

For those who would like to learn more about babysitting but have busy schedules, the Red Cross also offers an online course called Babysitting Basics, which is $25 and can be taken at any time. The 50 percent discount does not apply to the Babysitting Basics course.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit to sign up for a course.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.