In-Kind Giving

  • Volunteers loading water

In-Kind Gifts

The American Red Cross does not accept donations of food or clothing for people affected by disasters because of the logistical difficulties of storing and delivering these items, and because the opportunity for a person affected by a disaster to shop for new clothes is helpful in the recovery process. For donations of food, we suggest calling your local food bank or soup kitchen, such as Loaves and Fishes. For clothing and household items, contact your local Salvation Army or Goodwill.

For more information about in-kind gift donations, please contact (916) 993-7080.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your vehicle—in any condition—is a great way to help us help others. We accept vehicles in all 50 states, from cars and trucks to boats and motorcycles. Learn more about the Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program.

    Benefits of Vehicle Donation:

  • Avoid smog check and DMV hassles
  • Secure free vehicle pick-up from your home or office
  • Receive a tax deduction
  • Support your local chapter of the American Red Cross!