Get involved with GivingTuesday and the Canadian Red Cross

Topics: Philanthropy News
December 02, 2013

Get involved with GivingTuesday and the Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross has a rich history as a charity organization, but its efforts hinge on your participation. This holiday season, join the Canadian Red Cross in making a gift that makes a difference.

Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of GivingTuesday? The GivingTuesday campaign launches in Canada on Dec. 3, and ushers in a national day of giving and volunteering. The Canadian Red Cross is lending its support to this initiative, hoping to spread the word about the huge impact a small amount of philanthropy can make. GivingTuesday is an opportunity to not only donate to your favorite charities and communities but spread awareness.

You can get involved in GivingTuesday by giving back with the Canadian Red Cross this holiday season. In its interactive holiday giving site, you start by deciding where you want to provide support this season - whether to health communities, babies and children, or entire families. Then, you choose each individual service or item you want to donate.

You can send a teddy bear or a week's worth of baby formula to a baby like Franklin and his mom, Josie, who lost their home to a fire when Franklin was only 10 days old. Or, provide a week of hot, healthy meals to a woman like Evelyn, who lives with dementia and relies on the Canadian Red Cross for meal delivery. You choose directly where your contribution goes.

Being able to customize your individual gift makes the act of giving more personal and heartfelt than ever. Plus, you'll be providing essential items and services to Canadians in need this holiday season. Don't forget to share on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word.

Be sure to mark your calendars for GivingTuesday and the Canadian Red Cross holiday campaign this season. Even a small gift can change lives!

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