Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity to help those in need. By supporting the American Red Cross today and throughout the holiday season, you can help people through some of life’s toughest moments by making a tax-deductible donation at redcross.org/gift.
A donation of any size makes a difference to prevent and alleviate suffering. Below are some ways you can give something that means something in honor of a loved one on our holiday gift catalog.
- HELP WHERE IT IS NEEDED MOST Whether a crisis is felt by an entire community or a single person, it turns lives upside down — especially for the most vulnerable, who depend on the Red Cross for help and hope. Your gift supports the many urgent needs of the Red Cross mission — whether someone needs assistance after a home fire, CPR after a cardiac arrest, a lifesaving blood transfusion during a medical crisis, or support to contact a deployed service member in an emergency.
- HELP MILITARY FAMILIES AND VETERANS The Red Cross has proudly served military families and veterans for more than 140 years. Your gift of $50 helps connect veterans and their families to critical community services, such as food, housing, mental health support and rehabilitation.
- HELP DISASTER VICTIMS The worsening climate crisis — on top of the ongoing threat of everyday disasters like home fires — underscores the continual need for support. Your gift of $55 can deliver hot meals for five people after a disaster in the U.S., while a larger donation of $100 can provide a family of two with a full day’s worth of emergency shelter with meals, blankets, cots and hygiene supplies.
- HELP AROUND THE WORLD Provide aid to those affected by disasters and humanitarian crises around the globe. Your gift of $125 can provide a family of five with hygiene supplies, blankets, tarps and water containers — plus a kitchen set, crank-powered combination lamp, radio and cellphone charger — in the aftermath of an international disaster.
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE The need for blood is constant — one in seven patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. Every day, Red Cross blood donors are the lifeline for car accident victims, parents with complicated childbirths, individuals battling cancer and people with sickle cell disease. Make an appointment today to give blood or platelets by visiting RedCrossBlood.org.