The September/October Series (4): Easy Event Ideas for Your ARC Clubs.

Good afternoon Red Cross Youth!
As promised, here is the fourth installment of the September/October Series, this week delivered by American Red Cross National Youth Council member….me! :) I am excited to personally address some easy and tried ideas for events that your American Red Cross club can put on, as well as a bit of NYC-related news!

If you have any questions, please email me at
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4 Responses

  1. Nice work, Alison – we’re proud of you!

    Skip Z.

  2. Great list of activities for youth to get involved with ARC!

    One minor correction about blood drives — the folks to coordinate with are the local ARC Blood Services Region in most cases, more than the local ARC Chapter. The reason is that Blood services has their own volunteer recruiting, and they have specialized staff to coordinate getting blood drives organized.

    Regarding the competition aspect of blood drives, any group of schools with ARC clubs could hold one of these, it is a great way to engage school rivalries for the benefit of the larger community. With the USC/UCLA competition, they have a trophy that goes to the winning school for each time the competition is held, similar to what is done with some football and other sports with inter-school rivalries.

    • Hello Gary,
      Thank you so much for your message and for correcting the information I distributed in my video. I have heard a great deal about the USC/UCLA blood drives competition and I would love to see it replicated at other universities in the country. If you have any other specific information about this competition, how to conduct a blood drive, etc. please forward it to me. I am always looking for helpful information to share with our blog readers!
      Thank you again,

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