Ways to Donate & Fundraise
We welcome contributions of many kinds so you can make a gift that suits your interests and abilities.
Become a Red Cross Champion:
Establish a Monthly Gift
The Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes, every day of the year. Your monthly gift is a consistent and reliable source of funding that helps to ensure, we can continue to respond whenever and wherever we are needed.
“Can I Donate Household Goods?”
The best way to support the Red Cross mission is through a financial donation at any level.
The Red Cross does not accept small quantities of household goods for emergency relief purposes. Items such as collections of food or used clothing must be cleaned, sorted, and repackaged, taking too much money, time, and personnel away from relief efforts. We appreciate your generosity and recommend that you offer these items to service providers within your community that are equipped to put them to the best possible use.
In certain regions, Red Cross has a partnership with GreenDrop Charitable Donations, an organization that collects clothing and household donations from individuals through home pick-ups and drop-off locations, and sells/converts these items into cash donations for charities. Visit GreenDrop’s website to find a location near you and learn more.
You may also sell your items online to turn your excess stuff into cash in support of the American Red Cross. Both eBay Giving Works and Web Thrift store allow you to donate a percentage of final sale price of your items to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.