Giving Tuesday Success

Sophia’s “helping hats” fundraiser was a great success this Tuesday. Read the full story here!




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More Exciting Club Events From #NYIM

Over 50 events were submitted from 35 Clubs in 14 regions during #NYIM. Clubs hosted Blood Drives, participated in Fire Canvassing, hosted Holiday Mail for Heroes card making parties, fundraised and more!  We want to give a BIG shout out to the amazing Red Cross Clubs who participated in National Youth Involvement Month! Thanks for entering your Club Activity on the Club Events Tab in Volunteer Connection! Keep up the great work!
#NYIM Clubs:
Adolfo Camarillo High School Red Cross Club
Atascadero Red Cross Club
Bayside High School Red Cross Club
Bellaire High School Red Cross Club
Beverly Hills High School Red Cross Club
Binghamton University Red Cross Club
Bronx Science High School Red Cross Club
Castro Valley HS Club
Channel Islands Red Cross Club
Chinese Youth Society
Clear Brook High School Red Cross Club
Clements High School Red Cross Club
CMU Red Cross Club
Cornell University Red Cross Club
CSUCI Red Cross Club
Cy Fair High School Red Cross Club
Dos Pueblos Red Cross Club
Elkins High School Red Cross Club
Gabrielino High School Red Cross Club
Hickman High School Red Cross Club
Highland High School Red Cross Club
Kaiser High School Red Cross Club
KSU Red Cross Club
McBride High School Red Cross Club
Midwood High School Red Cross Club
Mills HS Red Cross Club
Missouri S&T Red Cross Club
Oxnard Red Cross Club
Palisade High School Red Cross Club
Red Lion Area High School Red Cross Club
San Marcos Red Cross Club
SB City College Red Cross Club
SGPV Youth Corps
UC Davis Red Cross Club
UCSB Red Cross Club


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Celebrate Giving Tuesday!

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 —  “ #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.

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How did the council celebrate #NYIM?


Council members have been out volunteering in their local communities for #NYIM through the month too!
Check out their activities from #NYIM here!


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Veterans Day Parade a Huge Success in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona



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

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 ( and our monthly newsletter (YouthWire).


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