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

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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).

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. 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.

Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts create opportunities for both our donors and the American Red Cross. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you can choose. Learn more about leaving a legacy.

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.

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. Find out more info on the Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program.