Ways to Donate

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You Can Make a Difference!

A hot meal delivered to victims after a disaster; blood when it is needed most; shelter when there is nowhere else to turn; an emergency message delivered to a member of the Armed Forces from their family – these are just some of the ways that your gift may be put to work through the American Red Cross.


Donate Online

You have the power to make a difference in someone's life. Your online gift provides critical services to those in need. Create an account if you haven’t already and track your impact!

Donate by Phone or Mail

Make a credit card contribution by phone or have a representative send you a printed donation return envelope. We encourage you to think about joining our Clara Barton Society. Please make your checks payable to the American Red Cross and mail it to American Red Cross Alabama Region 300 Chase Park South Hoover, AL 35244.

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.

For more information on corporate giving, please contact the fundraising department at 205.439.7800, option 7.

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).

For more information on corporate giving, please contact the fundraising department at 205.439.7800, option 7.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The American Red Cross has been a participating charity with the Combined Federal Campaign since 1958. Your pledge helps the Red Cross respond to disasters in our communities, provide blood for neighbors in need, train people in critical lifesaving skills and provide support to military families.

If you are a federal employee or a member of the military, please consider supporting the Red Cross via Combined Federal Campaign #10266.

Connect with your local CFC » to obtain a pledge form or to make an online pledge. (All local CFCs may not offer an online pledge option).

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 Alabama Region. 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.

For more information on corporate giving, please contact the fundraising department at 205.439.7800, option 7.

Memorials and Honorariums

A memorial gift to the Augusta 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.

For more information on corporate giving, please contact the fundraising department at 205.439.7800, option 7.

Planned Giving Opportunities

Extend your caring for the community beyond your lifetime by choosing to include the American Red Cross Mid Alabama Region in your estate plan. By including us in your will or living trust, naming us as a beneficiary under and individual retirement account or otherwise including us in your estate plan, you will secure the future of vital Red Cross programs and services. A stronger community – ready to provide relief to those affected by disaster – will become a living legacy of your generosity.

Ways to Give

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Deferred Annuities
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Trusts
  • Retirement Plans
  • Wills & Bequests

For details about these planned giving opportunities, please visit www.redcrosslegacy.org or contact a Planned Giving Officer. The American Red Cross Alabama Region recommends you work with our Planned Giving professional who can guide you through the estate and gift planning process. Please contact Don Grant with any questions you have regarded planned giving.

Don Grant, Gift Planning Officer - (866) 996-0919 (toll free), Don.Grant@redcross.org

The Alabama Region 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.