March was first proclaimed as Red Cross Month by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943. For more than 70 years, all of our country’s presidents, including President Barack Obama, have proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.
Governor Chris Christie and other government officials across the North Jersey Region have issued proclamations in honor of Red Cross Month.
In the North Jersey Region, the Red Cross is celebrating all month long by holding and participating in events throughout the region.
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Join us during the following events!
The Red Cross Youth Council of Bergen County will host a blood drive from 3 – 8 p.m. at the Red Cross at 74 Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
March 10 – Red Cross Day at the State House in Trenton
Red Cross leadership and volunteers highlight the work of the organization at the State House in Trenton. View photos.
Members of the Red Cross Morris Youth Council will accept a proclamation from the Morristown Freeholders.
March 15 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Morristown St. Patrick’s Day Parade alongside a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle. The parade kicks off at noon.
March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hackettstown
Red Cross volunteers will march in the Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at 3:30 p.m.
March 20– Bernard’s High School Basketball Game Benefits Red Cross
The game tips off at 7 p.m. at Bernard’s High School, 25 Olcott Ave. in Bernardsville.
March 21 – Celebrate Red! Gala at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton.
In honor of Red Cross Month the Red Cross invites you to Celebrate Red! Join them at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton as the Red Cross celebrates its volunteers, donors and community members with special honors going to Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mrs. Dorothy (Butz) Noonan. Live music, dancing, festive dinner menus, and fabulous silent auctions will promise a great night out for all guests. See Photos
March 22 – Youth Council CODE RED Dance Fundraiser in North Brunswick
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey Youth Council and Atomix Entertainment team up for CODE RED, an annual dance fundraising event. 10 percent of proceeds go to support the Measles and Rubella Initiative, a program that provides vaccinations for children in developing countries, and the remainder of proceeds support American Red Cross programs. The event will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. at North Brunswick High School. High School students fundraise ahead of time or pay $10 at the door, and then get together for a night of prizes, photo booths and of course dancing accompanied by music played by DJ Shayn from Atomix Entertainment. If you know a teen who would be interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 22 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newton
A group of Red Cross volunteers will participate in the Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m.
March 27 – Mayors for Meals Day in Mercer County
As a show of support for the community’s seniors, mayors in Mercer County join volunteers to deliver meals to Red Cross Home Delivered Meals clients.
March 29 – The Scouts of Nutley Food Drive
As part of the Feinstein Hunger Challenge, an annual campaign to help end hunger, Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops hold a month-long food drive to benefit the Red Cross Food Pantry in Nutley. The Scouts will help sort and stock the collection at the pantry on March 29th.
March 30– Emergency Preparedness Expo in Upper Saddle River
The Emergency Preparedness Expo will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at Cavallini Middle School located at 392 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Stop by and visit the Red Cross.
April 3 – Celebrate Red! Gala at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park
In honor of Red Cross Month the Red Cross invites you to Celebrate Red! Join them at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park as the Red Cross celebrates its volunteers, donors and community members with special honors going to Verizon, Abraham and Sharon Brender and Jersey City Department of Public Safety. Live music, dancing, festive dinner menus, and fabulous silent auctions will promise a great night out for all guests. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
For additional details for volunteer participation for any of these events, visit Volunteer Connection.
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