Ways to Donate

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Donate Now

Your donations and support make it all possible. Giving today will ensure that we are Red Cross Ready for whatever tomorrow may bring. Support the Red Cross and help make a difference—down the street, across the country and around the world.

A gift of any size supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross whether it's responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills that can save a life, or assisting our military members and their families.

Thank you for your support of the American Red Cross.

If at any time you have questions about donation opportunities, please contact Loren Leidinger Avila, Chief Development Officer, loren.avila@redcross.org - (805) 987-1514 x8417


Donate by Phone

To make a donation over the phone, please call (805) 987-1514.

Donate by Mail

Please mail a check or money order payable to the American Red Cross to:

American Red Cross - Donations
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA 93012

For acknowledgment and tax purposes, please include:
  • Your name
  • Address with zip code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Hold a Fundraiser Benefitting the Red Cross

Does your school, community group or organization want to host a fundraiser for the Red Cross? We are happy to provide information to assist with your event.

Make a Gift in Honor

An American Red Cross honor gift allows you to recognize special milestones in your loved ones' lives or acknowledge someone who has made a difference in your own life.

To make a gift in honor, please call (805) 987-1514. You can also make a gift online.

When your gift in honor is received, the American Red Cross will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person or family you indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Make a Gift in Memory

An American Red Cross memorial gift expresses the sense of loss when someone important to you passes away. It is also a meaningful way to celebrate the memory of a loved one who cared about the American Red Cross's mission to relieve human suffering by preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies.

To make a gift in memory, please call (805) 987-1514. You can also make a gift online.

When your memorial gift is received, the American Red Cross will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the family member you indicate, notifying them of your thoughtful donation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donate Stock or Securities

One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the American Red Cross is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits.
  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible.
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
Be certain to notify the Red Cross of your/your client's stock gift. Stock donations transferred directly to our broker arrive in our account with no donor information. For ARC to provide a receipt for a stock gift it is essential that we know the donor's name and address as well as the type of stock, number of shares, and expected date of transfer.
  • Notify ARC of your gift using our stock gift notification form, or
  • Notify ARC of your gift by email or phone by contacting Amy Lassere at (805) 987-1514 or Amy.Lassere@redcross.org.
Should you require it, ARC's Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 95-1643965.

Planned Gifts

Gift plans 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.
  • Bequests
  • Life Income Gift
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Gift of Retirement Plan
To begin, please contact Ann Moore, Planned Giving Officer.
Email: Ann.Moore@redcross.org
Phone: (805) 322-7688

Donations can be mailed to:
American Red Cross - Donations
836 Calle Plano
Camarillo, CA 93012

Make a Matching Gift

Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your workplace has a matching gift program, or visit www.matchinggifts.com/redcross/. This can make your donation go twice as far, and assist twice as many programs and services offered by your local American Red Cross.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Car

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.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance

Some of our supporters no longer need life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members. If that is your situation, please consider donating the policy to the American Red Cross. You may claim a charitable deduction for approximately the policy's cash surrender value, and the proceeds are completely removed from your estate.

For details on this program, sample rates, and other giving opportunities, please contact Amy Lassere, Major Gifts Director at (805) 987-1514 or Amy.Lassere@redcross.org.