Ways to Donate

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The American Red Cross helps people in need…free of charge…every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization, but even more to the families who rely on the Red Cross to help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

The Red Cross is not a government agency; we must rely on the generosity of the American public. With your ongoing support, we will continue to be there providing people in crisis…relief for today and hope for tomorrow.

Donate Online

You can donate directly on our website using your credit card. DONATE NOW

Donate by Phone or Mail

Make a credit card contribution by calling 904-358-8091 or mail a check to 751 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Please make your checks payable to the American Red Cross of Northeast Florida.

Gifts of Stock

If you own stocks and bonds that have increased in value, it may be more advantageous to donate these securities to the American Red Cross, rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may completely avoid the Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities’ increased value. The Red Cross can transact your gift of securities quickly and inexpensively, so your donation will have the greatest possible impact.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies match employees’ contributions to charity. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has such a program. If your company does match employee contributions, please include the appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation (your donation will help twice as much).

Corporate Sponsorships or Contributions/Gifts and Services

One of the best ways for your company to help is through a financial event sponsorship or donation to the American Red Cross. Your company’s financial support allows us to continue responding to community needs while stimulating the local economy. In some instances, the chapter also accepts corporate donations of goods and services such as office equipment, supplies and various other in-kind items. These donations in-kind are used to support chapter operations or special events.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a way to help those in need while enjoying significant tax benefits and supplementing your income. This program has been created for our friends who want sufficient income for retirement years, yet want to continue to give to the Red Cross. In exchange, you receive guaranteed fixed amounts annually throughout your lifetime. You may want to defer payment until later in life through a deferred charitable gift annuity which offers a very attractive rate of return.

Bequests/Remembering the Red Cross in Your Will

Many friends who contribute to the Red Cross arrange to perpetuate their giving through their wills. Remembering the Red Cross in your will is a special way to ensure that our work will continue for a long time to come. Such gifts may include a bequest of cash, securities or property in a specific sum or by percentage; real estate, or a charitable remainder trust.

Memorials and Honorariums

A memorial gift to the Red Cross is a special tribute to life of a treasured friend or loved one. A donation to the Red Cross is the perfect way to recognize a person or special event in your life. Birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries and job promotions are excellent occasions for an honorarium gift to the Red Cross.

Other Planned Giving Opportunities

Many donors want to ensure that our work is well funded for years to come. There are numerous ways to help the Red Cross prepare for the future through gift planning; some options offer significant financial benefits for the donor as well. Click here for more information.