The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has always been committed to preparing students to be ready for emergencies—big or small. And now, thanks to a grant from The Walt Disney Company, the Red Cross is taking The Disney Pillowcase Project to children throughout the Los Angeles area, with goals of teaching children coping skills to help them deal with an emergency and providing them the tips and tools necessary to be prepared.
Learn, Practice and Share
Using three steps – Learn, Practice and Share – children in grades 3 through 5 (ages 8 to 11) learn how to stay safe in an emergency and are empowered to take action by making a commitment to practice their emergency preparedness plan. Then, they are encouraged to share what they’ve learned at home, with friends and family, to help create a better-prepared community
All children participating in the project receive a preparedness toolkit, which includes a ‘My Preparedness Workbook’ and a personalized pillowcase with suggested items to include in case of emergency. Participants also receive a pledge certificate.
The Disney Pillowcase Project is taught by trained Red Cross volunteers in 40 or 60-minute sessions in school classrooms, at after-school programs, at summer camps, religious meetings, community centers and more.
If you would like to request The Disney Pillowcase Project for your 3rd-5th graders, please fill out the Presentation Request Form. If you have additional questions, please contact Guillermo Sanchez, Preparedness Manager at (562) 490-4016 or Guillermo.Sanchez@redcross.org.