Sophia’s “helping hats” fundraiser was a great success this Tuesday. Read the full story here!
This #GivingTuesday, December 2, we ask you to join Red Cross in a lofty goal — to inspire young people to begin a life of humanitarianism and philanthropy. Join Sophia — a most remarkable 14-year-old humanitarian — in her “Helping Hats” community program. Sophia is raising funds for those we help on #GivingTuesday and wants to “inspire people to make a change.”
Participation is simple. Get a group of people together who are willing to donate $1 to wear a hat in support of her cause. Make your donation, post your group picture, and a supportive message. Be sure to include the following in your social media post — “bit.ly/helpinghats #GivingTuesday #GiveWithMeaning”
Our aspiration is that, together, we can both celebrate this wonderful young lady, raise funds to save lives and alleviate suffering, and inspire all of the young people who are watching on #GivingTuesday to begin a life of giving to the many worthy causes out there.
Learn more at bit.ly/helpinghats
Council members have been out volunteering in their local communities for #NYIM through the month too!
Check out their activities from #NYIM here!
More than 150 high school volunteers showed their support for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade this year by marching on behalf of the Arizona-New Mexico-El Paso region of the American Red Cross for National Youth Involvement Month.
This year’s theme was “Duty, Honor, Sacrifice: Celebrating Our World War II Veterans” and our volunteers embraced it by marching with a banner reading “Helping Military Families Today.” Throughout the parade, the group stopped and collectively saluted our local veterans, displaying a sign of respect for their service to our country.
The parade has been a tradition for Red Cross volunteers in the greater Phoenix area and it is easily one of the most anticipated events of the year.
Every year, the American Red Cross provides over 500,000 services to individual members and families of the Armed Forces. From sending hand-made cards to service men and women through the signature “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to connecting families to their loved ones overseas, the American Red Cross proudly maintains a consistent and meaningful relationship with our country’s veterans.
If you are interested in taking part in events such as these, reach out to your local chapter of the American Red Cross by searching for your region on redcross.org.
Has your group completed events like this locally? Show us what you’ve done on Facebook by joining and posting in the “Red Cross Youth Network” page! We routinely feature local events on our website (redcrossyouth.org) and our monthly newsletter (YouthWire).