Dating on a Dime: American Red Cross Month Means Creative Date Ideas

This month is National American Red Cross month.  What does that have to do with dating?  It can have a lot to do with it if you get creative.  I can’t think of a better date than one that combines community service with a little love.  Try some of these for starters…

1.  Donate blood together.

2.  Go shopping together for goods you can donate.

3.  Volunteer at the American Red cross together.

Sometimes the best dates my hubby and I have are the ones where its really not about us at all but others.  There is something about serving together that stirs up a renewed passion for your lovey.

Don’t have a date?  Consider going alone.  You never know…something amazing could come from all of it. Take a look at this story if you need some inspiration–Dick and Sara met at the Red Cross and were married for more than 50 years!

Written by Living on Love and Cents Contributor Kathy. Kathy is wife to her buff beau, Goose, and mom to 2 precious little girls. She enjoys blogging, reading, and playing the piano.  You can read all about Kathy and her pursuits as a developing domestic diva drawing on the divine at Cornerstone Confessions.

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  1. LOVE the idea of giving back together. My husband and I actually have a date to attend a pizza party fundraiser for Stomach Cancer next week!

  2. Crystal Epperson says:

    Thanks for posting!

  3. I do LOVE the idea of giving back!! This was a wonderful article and soooo helpful…Thank you! Thanks for being a sponsor of this fabulous giveaway;D

  4. Laura Howe says:

    Hi Heather! I work for the Red Cross and we love your post! Cute ideas!

  5. Great ideas!

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for the suggestions

  7. latanya t says:

    I like the idea of shopping for goods to donate together.

  8. Joni Lackey says:

    This is such a great article!!! My husband and I need to think of creative but economical date ideas. Thanks for offering this!

  9. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions….I keep telling the BF he needs to be saving money and with the economy the way it is, any way to save are appreciated!

  10. These are such great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  11. very interesting date ideas and a neat way to bring awareness.

  12. Donna Evans says:

    What an awesome idea. I have a terminally ill grandson and know that so many of our blood banks lack blood. We personnally donate to match what we use for him in surgery, so they need all the blood they can get.

  13. Corey Olomon says:

    These are some great ideas!

  14. love donating blood together!

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