This year, we're asking all the folks who request a call from Santa to support the American Red Cross with a donation in ANY amount.
Why the Red Cross?
From their website: "The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United
States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family
to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact
millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health
and mental health services to help families and entire communities get
back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency,
it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes."
This is in addition to helping collect more than 40% of the nation's
emergency blood supply, training more than 9 million Americans each year
in first aid, lifeguarding, and CPR, and assisting the families of over
150,000 veterans and military families annually, not to mention the
greater than 100 million people worldwide who benefit from the
organization's humanitarian work.