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Start an Online Fundraiser Today

You can provide food, shelter, comfort and hope to neighbors that need it most

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Fun and Easy Fundraising Ideas

Creating an online fundraiser through CrowdRise is an easy and effective way to raise money for the Red Cross. Check out some of the most popular types of p2p fundraising campaigns, choose the one that works best for you, then follow the easy instructions to get going!
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Help People Affected by Disasters

Create a fundraising page or make a donation to support disaster relief.

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Rally Support for Your Athletic Efforts

Raise life-saving funds through walks, runs, races and more!

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Give in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

Honor a loved one by fundraising to help others.

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Show School Spirit by Fundraising

Work with your classmates to raise funds to help others.

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Celebrate a Special Event by Giving Back

Celebrate your birthday, wedding or other special event by giving to others.

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Create Something Meaningful to You

Create your own unique fundraiser to showcase your passion.

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Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

Raise money to help reduce the risk of home fires.

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Care for Our Nation's Heroes

Show support and provide incomparable care for our service members through fundraising.

4 Steps to Successful Fundraising

To start your online fundraiser to support the American Red Cross, simply follow these steps:

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    Visit the American Red Cross Crowdrise page to set up your campaign (or join one in progress).

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    Name your campaign, tell the story of why you’re raising money, and add photos.

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    Be the first to donate, then invite friends, family and more to join you.

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    Thank all of the people who supported your fundraiser!

Online Fundraising FAQs

Peer-to-peer (p2p) fundraising is a method of raising money that encourages supporters to utilize their own network to raise money on behalf of an organization. Supporters use an online platform to engage their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to donate to a fundraising page that directs funds to the nonprofit organization.
A p2p fundraising campaign for the Red Cross is the best way for an individual to increase their impact for an organization (especially for those who may not be able to make a large personal donation). Starting a fundraising campaign is an easy and effective way to raise money to provide help and hope to neighbors that need it most. Individuals, corporations, community groups and others can create their own teams and help raise valuable support for those in need.

Individuals – called fundraisers – reach out to people they know and ask them to donate to the Red Cross cause the fundraiser is supporting. Fundraisers for the Red Cross will create a fundraising page on CrowdRise, an online fundraising website, where they can upload personal pictures and post details about why they are supporting the organization. Fundraisers will then send message to their friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. that includes a link to their fundraising page and ask for donations. Messages are often sent by email and social media.

Fundraisers are able to see donations that are made to their page, post updates to their supporters and even create a team and recruit additional fundraisers to join them. One key concept of p2p fundraising is to spread support through the fundraiser’s contacts, helping expand the reach of a cause beyond the organization’s usual audience.

You can make a difference and help those in need by starting a p2p fundraiser and inviting your family and friends to join you in supporting our life-saving efforts. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and supporters like you, the Red Cross is able to respond to a disaster every eight minutes. Your support helps us continue to bring hope, comfort, and care to countless children and families. We appreciate your help!
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Create your fundraising page today!

You can provide food, shelter, comfort, and hope when neighbors need it most.

Other Ways to Fundraise

Host an In-Person Event

Submit your request to obtain permission and guidelines to fundraise on behalf of the Red Cross.

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Auction an Item – Online or Offline

There are multiple ways you can auction or raffle items to benefit the Red Cross.

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Donate Now

Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.

$10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.