10 ways to add meaning to the holidays
  1. For someone, your blood is the best holiday gift ever. Head down to the blood bank with your loved ones to give a gift of life!

  1. Here’s a practical present. Gift a first aid kit at $35 – you can choose one for the home, a handy bag for the car at $20 or a pocket sized one for travel bugs at $10!

  1. Ask your Secret Santa to make regular donations to Red Cross in your name this Christmas, and triple the joy of giving!

  1. Gift a less privileged family with FoodAid. A donation of $250 can provide a family of 4 with a month’s worth of nutritious food – and you’ll enjoy 300 percent tax deduction on your donation.

  1. Shop for Christmas presents at one of our two thrift shops! You can snag brand new apparel, accessories and household or electronic items at great prices!

  1. The gift of a new skill is priceless. We offer a range of first aid classes to suit different needs. Sign a new mum for an infant/child first aid class, or a caregiver an eldercare class. A most thoughtful gesture!

  1. The gift of shared experiences is priceless too! Go back to ‘school’ together! Get your friends at the Red Cross Academy to learn first aid together. Now that’s a Christmas to remember!

  1. Make volunteerism your new year resolution! The Red Cross has myriad opportunities for your diverse interests!

  1. Celebratory giving at its finest: Make a donation to our local humanitarian services in honour of your boss. Imagine his/her surprise when we send a Thank You!

  1. Post-Christmas, re-gift to Shop@RedCross thrift shop! Let the gift raise money to fuel our cause.