Thursday, August 4, 2011

Got Any Extra Napkins?

Our homeless shelter in Levittown, PA is in desperate need of the following items.  Please consider asking friends, neighbors, family or any group to which you belong if they can help us with:

Breakfast cereals -- all types
Bottled water

Paper goods -- plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, plastic ware

Kids snacks -- individually wrapped pretzels, fruit roll-ups, fruit cups, cookies, juice boxes.  The children go to the Y camp and bring a bagged lunch, and we would like to include snacks for them.

Please deliver these items that you wish to donate to our shelter located on 7 Library Way in Levittown, PA 19055 or our chapter at 1909 Veterans Hwy, Levittown, PA 19056 before August 26, 2011.*
Thanks in advance!

Michelle A. Keiser
Director, Volunteer Services and
Blood Support
American Red Cross
Lower Bucks County Chapter
1909 Veterans Highway, Levittown, PA  19056
T 215-946-4870 Ext. 103
F 215-946-5690
 *Office will be closed on August 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Did you find your sweetie tonight? We did ...

"Going once, going twice ..." A date with a Philadelphia Soccer Team Cheerleader for $20, do I hear $30? 40? $50? $60? How much would a guy or a gal be willing to pay for a date? We found out tonight at our "Shopping for a Sweetie" event at Oxford Valley Mall. All money raised goes to benefit our American Red Cross chapter and its charitable initiatives.
 We had volunteers from our local chapter on hand to help ...

 And Fox29's Jennaphr Frederick help promote and participated in the event.
 She was one of the dates being auctioned off!
 The event was held on the lower level of the mall, in front of Macy's.
 Our view of the auction block ...
 BIG sign in the middle of the mall promoting the event.
 Cute guy being auctioned off.
Pretty flowers near free refreshments - including iced tea from Starbucks and pizza!
A nice guy being auctioned - actually one of our volunteers who drives the van for our homeless shelter.
Thanks to all who attended and helped make this event a success! WE LOVE YOU ALL! : ) YOU are our sweeties!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shop For A Sweetie to Benefit Our Chapter - Fox29's Jennaphr Frederick emcees this fun night of flirting, mingling and shopping at Oxford Valley Mall

Shopping for a Sweetie
Date: July 21, 2011 from 6-9PM
Location: Macy's Court at the Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, Pa., 19047
Charity: American Red Cross of Lower Bucks County, National Relief and Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Funds 
Celebrity Emcee: Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick

Details: WMMR 93.3 FM, Jenna Communications, Oxford Valley Mall and are proud to announce their upcoming event, Shopping for a Sweetie, on July 21, 2011.

The event promises to be a fun night of flirting, mingling and shopping for all at the Oxford Valley Mall.  Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick will be bringing her high energy to the stage as the official emcee of the event.  Jennaphr will be auctioning off local singles from 7-8pm.  There will also be items auctioned off including Philadelphia sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, a free weekend Camaro convertible rental from McCafferty Auto and other exciting items.  The highest bidders of the singles auction will win an hour-long date with their selected single to shop in the mall from 8-9pm.

Attendees will enjoy refreshments and beats by DJ Mickey G, who will be spinning the hits and entertaining the crowd with fun games.  Hair Cuttery will be offering free updo’s for the ladies and free styling for men.  Gap will be giving away some great coupons and Macy’s will be offering gift cards. The first 100 attendees will receive a free bag with giveaway items.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lower Bucks County chapter of the American Red Cross, with funds specifically going to the National Relief and Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Funds.

Interested in attending? Those who wish to be auctioned off should register with discount code: S4SAuction
Regular attendees should register with discount code: S4SParticipant.

Interested in being auctioned off? Please fill out the online bio

For more information, visit
Please join us in a fun evening for a great cause. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NEW photos added! Plus Video From Our 2011 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

It was thrilling to meet so many wonderful volunteers of the American Red Cross Lower Bucks County Chapter and hear their stories as they were honored and thanked for all the ways they've helped us and the people we serve. May their stories and contributions inspire you! 

On June 9th, 2011, the American Red Cross Lower Bucks County Chapter held its Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Night for 2011 at Georgine's restaurant in West Bristol, PA. It was a three-hour event, so the video that's here on our blog just skims the surface. We apologize to any of the deserving volunteers whose names and accomplishments aren't represented on the video (there's a time limit on the length of videos that can be uploaded this site). Nevertheless, we think you'll agree, this video accurately shows the variety and generosity of the many people who have contributed to our chapter's work and helped us thrive as we fulfill our mission.

And here are some photos from the evening ...
Pat and Richard Thompson are shown standing with our CEO, Kendria McWilliams (center). They received the Marion Kaufer Humanitarian Award.
 Bob Duaime, a volunteer of 28 years, received the Chapter Chair Award, which is the highest award.
The officers of the Council Rock North High School Red Cross Club received the Spirit of Youth Award.

Many thanks to all of our volunteers. You are the Red Cross!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Donor Appreciation Night at Dutchess Farm Estates

Welcome to the event!
Danielle Webb, our Chapter's Director of Communications

On June 3rd, 2011, the American Red Cross Lower Bucks County Chapter was proud to hold a Donor Appreciation Night sponsored by Toll Brothers in a model home at the Dutchess Farm Estates development in Newtown, PA. The event was an opportunity for board members to meet and thank major donors in attendance. In the following video, here's our CEO, Kendria McWilliams, talking about the significance of the evening's event, as well as what our Chapter has been able to accomplish recently, and personally thanking donors, staff and volunteers for helping make it all happen ...
On left: Kendria McWilliams, CEO
of American Red Cross Lower Bucks County Chapter (ARCLBCC)
On right: Andrea Frazier, new ARCLBCC Board of Directors Member

Jane E. Ward, ARCLBCC's Director of Development and Planned Giving
Cynthia Maniglia, ARCLBCC Social Media Volunteer
Toll Brothers Dutchess Farm Estates model home
The thank you card, with pins, that was given out at the event.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Tournament of Champions - Everyone is a Champion!

Here's a snapshot of yesterday's golf outing - the 2011 Tournament of Champions, pro/am event to benefit the American Red Cross Lower Bucks County Chapter.

We had 75 amateurs and 21 pros (nearly 100 golfers) teeing off yesterday.

Our sponsors were:
Wells Fargo Advisors;; Withum, Smith & Brown; McCafferty Auto Group; Mealey's Furniture; Senior Environmental Consulting, LLC; Newtown Answering Service; McCaffrey's Markets; StayWell; Fulton Bank; and Victory Gardens.

Our winning pro's were:
1st Place - Dale Lafferty of Broad Run Golfers Club
2nd Place - Matt Freitag of Hamilton Farms
3rd Place - Lou Kubisa of Knob Hill

Winning foursomes were:
1st Place - Horace Lacagnina, Lenny Bellezza, Pat Fierro and Joe Fierro
2nd Place - Dan Guest, Rick Beatty, Bill Sands and Sam Dugan
3rd Place - Carl Uehling, Joseph Morganti, Steven Grabowski and Kevin Young

Congratulations to all!

And thanks to everyone who helped make this event a resounding success. Your support and participation is invaluable. You are all champions!