Ways to Donate

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Donate Now

Our community needs the American Red Cross. And we need you.

With your support, the Red Cross is here every day for our communities. We are not a government agency, and we rely on the generosity of the local community to help us carry out our mission of helping individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. If you have a passion for helping others, please consider making a donation.

The American Red Cross is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code for 1984, as amended, and our tax identification number is 53-0196605. In accordance with IRS regulations, your contribution may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Thank you for your support.

Donate by Phone or Mail

All chapters can accept credit card donations over the phone. You can also mail in a gift to your local chapter. The Red Cross does honor donor intent, so please tell us if you would like to designate your gift to a particular program or incident. Click here for Chapter contact information

Sponsor an Event

The Eastern Washington Region coordinates several exciting events every year which provide an array of marketing opportunities while supporting critical Red Cross programs. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Host a Fundraiser

Raising money for the Red Cross is a great way to build teamwork, augment your public relations efforts and make a difference in the community. Review our list of fundraising ideas – or develop your own great ideas – and tailor them to your group’s needs and resources.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser here.

Important Note: In order to be recognized and supported as a valid Red Cross fundraising event or campaign, your group must fill out and sign our Third-Party Fundraising Agreement and must not participate in any door-to-door fundraising or solicitation to businesses. The Red Cross does not provide canisters or collection boxes for fundraising purposes.

Make a Matching Gift

Double the impact of your Red Cross donation by using your company’s matching gift program. Many companies support their employees' philanthropic investments by doubling or even tripling the contribution their employee gives to a nonprofit organization.

To find out more about the program, contact your HR department.

Donate Stocks and Securities

If you own stocks, securities, bonds or mutual funds that have appreciated in value, you have a unique opportunity to realize extra tax savings by making an outright charitable contribution to the Red Cross. You earn a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities as long as you have owned them for longer than one year. You also avoid all of the capital gains tax that would be due on the sale of the securities.

Please discuss your estate plans with your family and your financial and legal advisers before making any charitable contribution. For more information about stock donations, please contact us at (509) 326-3330 x 215.

Donate a Planned Gift

Make a long-lasting impact on the safety and well-being of your community by making a planned gift to the American Red Cross. Planned giving can provide substantial benefits to donors and their families alike.

Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are a variety of easy giving options—from leaving a gift to the Red Cross in your will or living trust to gifting real estate or funding a charitable gift annuity. Individuals from all income levels have the opportunity to leave a planned gift. Ultimately the best plan for you will balance what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

The Red Cross honors every planned gift donor with membership in the Legacy Society. We invite you to become a member of the Legacy Society, created exclusively to honor and recognize people who have helped to continue our lifesaving work through a gift to the American Red Cross in their wills, trusts or estate plans. As a Red Cross Legacy Society member, you’ll receive a certificate of appreciation and a Legacy Society lapel pin to serve as a reminder to others of your support of our mission. Your gift can be recognized publicly, unless you prefer to give anonymously.

For more information on planned giving, giving options, or joining the American Red Cross Legacy Society, please contact Renee Kurdzos, Gift Planning Officer at 1-855-291-5222 (toll free).

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.