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Last-minute Shopper? Find Stress-free Gifts through the Red Cross
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December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2019 — Still need a present for someone? With only a few days left to find the perfect gift, the American Red Cross has many last-minute ideas in its online Holiday Giving Catalog.

The catalog, available at www.redcross.org/gifts, lets you make a donation that could save the day for someone in need.
Some of the most popular gifts in the Red Cross catalog include:

Phone cards for U.S. service members — You can make sure that active duty service members and wounded warriors can get in touch with family and friends, and help make being away from home just a little more bearable.

Patriot comfort kits — The journey from field to hospital for a wounded veteran can be lonely and frightening. You can make sure that a wounded patriot arriving at a military or VA hospital is welcomed with a Red Cross Comfort Kit. Each kit contains meaningful items such as a phone card, robe and shower shoes, toiletry items, calendar and an iTunes card.

Red Cross blankets — In the aftermath of a disaster, children and families can be at risk of exposure and hypothermia. A warm blanket helps provide a sense of security and safety. Red Cross blankets provide warmth and protection from the elements, as well as making cots in shelters more comfortable.

Meal for a disaster victim — Within hours of when disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there, providing meals and safe shelters. While families are struggling to rebuild their lives, Red Cross volunteers provide meals that will keep them strong and give them much-needed energy for the challenging days ahead.

Measles vaccinations for children overseas — Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, measles still kills an estimated 450 people each day, mostly children. Together with our Measles Initiative partners, the Red Cross educates families about the dangers of this disease and encourages mothers to bring in their children for measles vaccinations. For less than $1, we can vaccinate a child against measles and provide lifetime protection against this deadly disease.

Gifts made through the catalog are contributions toward a Red Cross program area, not a donation to a specific project or item. The donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within the program area; remaining money is put to use where it is needed most.

You can also visit the Red Cross store to find gifts such as first aid kits, Red Cross clothing and emergency preparedness items. Shop now and support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross!

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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