Imagine your life being turned upside down by a disaster. One minute you’re relaxing with your family—the next, you’re fleeing your home. This happens every eight minutes to families across the country, and your support of the American Red Cross helps ensure they don’t face these crises alone.
Unite with thousands of compassionate people like you by donating for Red Cross Giving Day. In moments of heartbreak, your gift gives hope by providing shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance.
When you donate to the Red Cross, your donation is used efficiently.
The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar we spend is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
Giving Day FAQs
When is Red Cross Giving Day?
The seventh annual American Red Cross Giving Day is on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Giving Day takes place in March during Red Cross Month, when we recognize the people who make our mission possible — volunteers, blood donors, people trained in lifesaving skills and our supporters — who step up to aid others when #HelpCantWait.
What is Giving Day?
Giving Day is an opportunity for local communities to come together on one day to help the families who have been impacted by a home fire or other disaster and who urgently need Red Cross services to get back on their feet.
Why should I make a donation on Giving Day?
Your gift can provide hope and critical relief, like food, shelter and other essentials to people who need it most. Each donation for American Red Cross Giving Day makes an impact and can help those impacted by disaster.
Will my information be shared?
No. The information collected during the event is only used by the American Red Cross. It will not be sold or shared with third-party organizations.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, your gift is tax deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
How can I get involved in Giving Day?
You can get involved in two main ways:
Make a financial donation on Giving Day. Unite with thousands of compassionate people like you by donating at redcross.org/GivingDay. Your gift provides shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance.
Spread the word about Red Cross Giving Day. Share your passion for helping those in need. Encourage your friends and family to give a gift to help the families who urgently need Red Cross assistance after a home fire or disaster. #HelpCantWait
How will my Red Cross Giving Day donation be used?
Unless otherwise indicated, donations made on this website for Red Cross Giving Day will be used for Red Cross Disaster Relief, which supports disasters big and small, including home fires.
How does Giving Day work?
So how does Giving Day work? In the weeks leading up to Giving Day, we'll share stories of how the Red Cross is helping families prepare for and recover from disasters big and small, each and every day. This year, our goal is to bring together 30,000 supporters to help families when they need it most.
How will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Upon completing your donation on redcross.org you will receive a confirmation receipt for your donation at the email address you provided when you made your donation.
Can I make a donation before March 24?
Yes, you don't have to wait until Giving Day to help people in urgent need. You can donate now. You will receive a confirmation receipt to the email address provided when you completed your donation. Your donation will be included in the total amount raised for Giving Day.
Who can I contact for help with my donation?
Please contact American Red Cross Donor Services at 1-800-RED-CROSS or submit your request to the financial donation inquiry form so that your inquiry is promptly addressed.