Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Mail for Heroes is Here!

Holiday Mail for Heroes is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! Now in its third year, Pitney Bowes has partnered with us once again to bring holiday greetings into the hands of service members and veterans, many of whom will be away from home this season. 

Amy Grant's holiday card design
Everyone seems to be getting involved, such as members of the U.S. Senate and even Dr. Phil and Amy Grant.  (We loved Amy's beautiful card hand-drawing skills!) 

Here in Arizona, some of our PIOs (Public Information Officers) in Peoria Library conducted a Holiday Mail for Heroes event last week, complete with Christmas music, markers, and holiday cheer to create some joy for the Armed Forces. 

Tomorrow afternoon, we will be out in full force in Bashas' across the valley, giving people a chance to take a moment and write on provided cards that will be sent out.  How cool is that?

Since we are passionate about serving military families and this is a great way to gather the community together and express appreciation for defending our freedoms.  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November is National Youth Involvement Month

Each November, the American Red Cross celebrates the incredible work that youth do for the organization. Nationally, youth volunteers do everything! We respond to disasters, give blood, teach preparedness classes, raise funds for international relief and support our troops.

What better way than to start a youth club at your school?  Are you ready for awesome steps to get you involved? 

Here's How:

Week 1: 
Getting Active and Finding a Volunteer Project

Week 2: 
Spreading the Word and Tracking your Volunteer Experience

Week 3: 
Staying Active and Finishing a Project

Week 4: 
Recapping Your Experience and Moving Forward

Look forward to more information to come out every Monday in November over Youth Wire and the blog.

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross invites youth and young adults to consider starting a Red Cross Club in your school. Check out our Youth Club information and Get Active today!