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Five Ways to Shop and Give this Holiday Season
This holiday season, Give Something that Means Something by supporting the American Red Cross while you shop.
Circle K West Coast and Florida Divisions, FedEx, Mazda and its Dealers, Target and AmazonSmile are all teaming up with the Red Cross to provide customers with an opportunity to give back during the holidays. Whether you are looking for special items for loved ones, stocking stuffers, or you need to ship gifts, these holiday sponsors are providing opportunities to give with meaning. The generosity of these companies, and their customers, will enable the Red Cross to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies every day.
Circle K West Coast and Florida Divisions
Throughout November and December, customers at Circle K locations on the West Coast and in Florida can make in-store donations to support the work of the Red Cross. Your spare change can add up to make a big difference this holiday season and year-round.
FedEx customers across the country can check something off their holiday “to do” list when they Pack, Ship and Give this holiday season, and support the Red Cross at the same time. From November 28 through December 14, FedEx will give $1 to the Red Cross for every pack and ship transaction made at FedEx Office, up to $250,000.
Mazda and its Dealers
In the market for a vehicle this holiday season? Now through January 2, customers who purchase or lease a new Mazda vehicle may direct a $150 donation from Mazda to the Red Cross (among other participating charities) during the Mazda Drive for Good campaign.
Now through the holiday season, for every limited-edition TOMS for Target apparel, accessory and home goods purchase made, Target will donate a blanket, a week of meals or a pair of shoes. When a customer purchases select items from the TOMS collection, Target will donate $5 to Red Cross Disaster Relief to help provide a blanket to someone in need. Not only can you find stylish gift items for loved ones, but your gift also provides a critical service to someone in need.
Support the Red Cross from the comfort of your own home this holiday season and beyond! Through this ongoing, year-round program, you may designate the Red Cross as your preferred charity, and 0.5% of the price of eligible items you purchase at smile.amazon.com will be donated to the Red Cross. You can also watch this short video to see how the Red Cross is using donations from AmazonSmile to help families in need.
The Red Cross Holiday Campaign runs through December 31 and offers additional ways to Give Something that Means Something.