Tribute and Memorial Gifts

  • Memorial

A tribute gift to the American Red Cross is an extraordinary way to honor a special person in your life. You are not only touching the life of the honoree, you’re helping your community recover from disasters. Whether you are honoring a birthday, celebrating a wedding, or making a gift for any other life event, your donation goes directly to help families in need.

When a gift is made in someone’s honor or memory, the honoree will receive a card letting them know about your generous donation. The amount of the gift will be confidential. As an added benefit to you, you will receive a receipt for your donation which is tax deductible.

How to Make Your Gift

When giving online, simply indicate that your gift is a tribute or memoriam, and fill out the appropriate information.

To make your gift over the phone, call (916) 990-7080 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m. weekdays. After hours please leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day.

1. Make your check payable to the American Red Cross and mail to 1565 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95815.
2. In the memo portion, write the name of the individual you are honoring.
3. Enclose a note stating the occasion, name(s), and address(es) of the gift recipient.