When you give to the American Red Cross, you help our community's most vulnerable and most needy. An average of 90 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need. Donations are used to provide food shelter, emotional support and other assistance, as well as the vehicles, warehouses and people that make relief possible. All of our expenses are fully transparent and can be reviewed here.
Common Ways to Donate
Donate Money Online
Help people affected by disasters big and small
Give Blood, Find a Blood Drive
You could save the lives of as many as 3 people
By making a charitable donation to the Red Cross, you are there for millions of people who face emergencies every year..
Donate by Text
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Donate by Mail or Phone
By Mail: Please make your check or money order payable to the "American Red Cross" and mail to: 510 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40201
Monthly giving is the most effective way to make a difference.
Corporate or Foundation Philanthropic Gift
Make a Matching Gift
Become part of the largest humanitarian network in the world—one that reaches into your home community and around the world by making a philanthropic donation. Consider becoming a Ready 365 partner to help make sure the American Red Cross is ready to serve the community 365 days a year. You might also consider sharing a portion of the proceeds from the sale of your products, services or event tickets.
Host or Sponsor an Event
Host a Blood Drive
When you donate, you can help as many as three people. When you host, you can help hundreds of people.
Hold an Offline Fundraiser
Contact us first to obtain permission to use the Red Cross brand in your fundraising.
The Red Cross hosts special events to help raise critical funds for our many lines of service. Whatever your preference, sponsoring an event hosted by the American Red Cross is a great way to make an unrestricted gift to the Red Cross, make your company a visible partner, and enjoy a top-notch experience for you and your guests.
Investment Related Donations
Gift plans create opportunities for 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. The correct plan balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests as part of your overall estate and financial plans.
Stocks and Mutual Funds
Make a Non-Monetary Donation
Donate Airline Miles
Put your un-used miles to work for the Red Cross and help our volunteers and staff get to critical areas during disasters and emergencies.
Donate Rewards Points
Your credit card and hotel reward program points may be redeemable for cash donations to the Red Cross.
Donate Your Vehicle
Your vehicle donation to the American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program enables the Connecticut Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.