The American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania offers a variety of programs to help adults and children better prepare for emergencies.
Virtual classes are listed below.
Ages 8-12 (gr. 3-5)
The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. Through the presentation, students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students will receive a digital workbook and will be encouraged to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.
The virtual Prepare with Pedro program is a free interactive preparedness program for children in grades Kindergarten through 2 (ages 5-8). The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. Each student will receive a digital storybook and will be encouraged to share what they have learned with family and friends.
The Red Cross is providing free this emergency preparedness training weekly. Join trained Red Cross subject matter experts and learn how to make or build a preparedness kit, make an emergency plan with your family and learn what to do before, during and after disasters of all kinds, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Request a Free Red Cross Preparedness Presentation
Fill out our form to request more information, or to request a Pillowcase Project, Prepare with Pedro, or Be Red Cross Ready presentation.