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How the Giving Program Works
Valentine’s Day, on February 14, is a day when we tell the people we love that we love them!
We’re inviting kids to share fun, creative ideas for making Valentine’s Day special or saying “I love you” … or just give a shout-out to your Valentine for all the things they do that make them special!
And if Valentine’s Day has another name or is different in your country, we’d love to hear how it’s celebrated there.
For each response the company will make a donation to the Red Cross.
What do you think would be a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day … or a cool way to say “I love you”?
How about decorating valentines to give to your friends …
digging into a huge box of chocolates with your favorite person …
baking heart-shaped cookies …
flashing “I love you” on a jumbotron at a sports arena …
having an airplane sky-writer pen a special message …
or maybe just telling the people you love “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Whatever your idea – tell us about it, and help out the Red Cross.
February Featured Responses
Valor Hansen, United States (3 to 5)
I want to show somebody love and what I’m going to make is a Pikachu out of cardboard. I need a box if I’m going to make him, but I don’t know how I’m going to get a box. I’m going to make Pikachu right now. I’ll also make a Snorlax. I’ll show love by giving them to Grandma. I also want to make a bat out of cardboard. I think if the wind was strong enough, that I could fly it outside. Or I could fly around if the wind was just strong enough to make me fly. I was going to make a bunny for my cousin Norah and if I make all the parts strong enough that she can’t even break it, then I will give it to her. I love you (Wilbur-Ellis people). I love people by giving people treats. The end.
(The picture is of Valor working on one of his cardboard crafts)
Jay Hansen, United States (12 to 14)
A fun way to make Valentine’s Day a fun day is to give gifts to each other, and to have a special dinner. Leaving boxes of chocolate at people’s doorsteps is a kind way to hand out chocolate anonymously. Watching family movies with your family is another fun activity for the end of the day. Also, a way to show love is to give people something to eat by serving at Soul Soup (a church that does a soup kitchen in our area and gives people things like sandwiches when they don’t have anything of their own to eat).
Joshua (Jr.) Hansen, United States (3 to 5)
I love Norah and I play with her. Ways to show someone you love them are to play with them, play in the snow, take a picture with them, eat popsicles with them, and make a valentine card for them. Also pet cats together and use binoculars to find birds. Spend time together. Other ways to help and love people is hugs and having hot cocoa, swinging, piggy back rides and riding bikes, eating together, and reading books together. I love everybody.
Pax Hansen, United States (9 to 11)
Me and most of my friends love to do the same things. We like to play with each other, draw, and do video games. So, one way I think I can make a holiday special is spending time with the people I love in the ways we love it. My valentine is actually one of my friends. It’s a friendship valentine with a cousin named Payton. He’s younger than me, which means he has a little bit more energy and he loves to play the games I come up with. So, the way I want to show my valentine I love him is that I want to play some games with him. I want to make sure he has a good time.
Vera Hansen, United States (6 to 8)
My Valentine this year is probably going to be my best friend Aelea. We’ve known each other for 8 years and we both are 8. I have a broken arm and today she brought me a gift –well, actually a few gifts. So, that’s why I think she’ll be my Valentine this year. She was there when I broke my arm and I think she was wanting to watch a movie with me this afternoon to keep me company when I can’t do much with a broken arm. She lives right across our yard and we built a gate in our fence. So, now we could just go through each other’s yard to play. I love being best friends with her.
Nolan Issler, United States (9 to 11)
My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is being creative and making boxes for cards for parties at school. I have made animals, a basketball hoop, a baseball stadium, and even a toilet for my box. I really like art and being creative, so this has always been a fun project for me. My favorite box was a Pac-Man arcade game box I made a few years ago.
Helping the Red Cross in the U.S., Canada and Globally
United States: Through our 100th Anniversary Giving Program, Wilbur-Ellis is supporting the American Red Cross in the United States.
Globally: To assist those in Asia-Pacific, Giving Program donations will benefit the International Services division of the American Red Cross, which helps victims of countless crises around the world through immediate and long-term support, including supplies, technical assistance and other assistance.
Canada: Our Giving Program also will assist the Canadian Red Cross with the work they do throughout that country.