Additional dates: Dec. 4-7, 2013 from 7am-7pm (please check website or social media for additional details)
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 marks #GivingTuesday, a day to kick off the holiday giving season and usher in a new way of thinking about giving. On the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people around the world are dedicating a day to philanthropy and service. For the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, #GivingTuesday means the local CEO, Tony Young, will be living in a mock shelter outside Red Cross headquarters in Kearny Mesa until enough money is raised to get him back home for the holidays.
The effort, called Shelter of Hope, is being launched to raise funds during the holiday giving season, while also bringing awareness to the vital services the Red Cross provides in the community with the help of compassionate volunteers and generous supporters.
To celebrate the kickoff of the campaign on Tuesday Dec. 3, the Red Cross will be giving away a Red Cross bag (with tips to kick-start their emergency kit) to the first 250 San Diegans who stop by and donate, while supplies last. Everyone who donates will also be entered into a raffle to win preparedness items including solar crank radios, rolling disaster backpack, teddy bear with first aid kit and more. Event attendees and donors will also be able to make an emergency evacuation plan onsite, as well as receive a tour of the Red Cross operations.