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. Thank you for your support of the American Red Cross!
A financial contribution is always the most helpful and efficient support we can receive from our donors. Please consider making a monetary gift today.
Donate by Text
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Donate by Phone
To donate by phone via credit card or to ask questions about donating money to the Red Cross, please call us at: 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669).
Donate by Mail
Please mail a check or money order payable to the American Red Cross to:
American Red Cross - Southeastern Pennsylvania Region
2221 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For acknowledgement and tax purposes please include:
Your Name & Complete Address
Your Telephone Number
Your eMail Address
If you would like to make a tribute or memorial gift, please include the following:
Whether it is a memorial or tribute
The name and address of the recipient to whom you would like us to acknowledge the gift
Make a Matching Gift
Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value. Check with your company to find out if your company will match your contribution to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross. Once confirmed, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human resources office and send it with a copy of your gift receipt to the address below:
American Red Cross - Souteastern Pennsylvania Region
2221 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attn: Cathy Castrovilly
If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your personnel office.
Donate by Stocks or Securities
Donating stock, bonds, or mutual funds that have gone up in value may be a tax-wise way for you to support the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region. First, you receive a federal income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities as long as you have owned them for at least one year. Second, you avoid the capital gains taxes that you would owe if you sold these securities.
Detailed Instructions for Donating by Stocks or Securities
For Stock Held in a Brokerage/Custodial Account
Tell your broker you would like to donate stock and decide which shares to sell. Your broker will then arrange for an electronic transfer. You will need to provide your broker with the following information about the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter's account:
Muriel Siebert and Co., Inc.
C/O National Financial Services
Account Name: American Red Cross
Account Number: A72-627844
Tax ID#: 53-0196605
DTC Number: 0226
For Stock in Donor's Name in Certificate Form
The certificate needs to be signed on the back or sent with a separate signed stock power. The signature must appear exactly as it reads on the certificate. It will be easier for the Red Cross if you do not assign the stock over to us but instead simply sign the certificate or stock power. Once the stock/power is signed, the certificate is negotiable, and it is a good idea to send the documents via registered mail return receipt.
Notification of Donor Intent
Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker must provide the following information to the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Region, to ensure that you receive the appropriate acknowledgement for your tax filings and recognition for your generosity.
Your name and complete address
The company name and number of shares of securities being transferred
Date of the transfer
The designation, if any, of your gift
Questions? Please contact Joy Cauthorn at 215-299-4130 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate through a Bequest or Life Income Gift
Thoughtful gift planning can provide you and others with lifetime income, reduce your taxes (capital gains, income, estate), and allow you to make a significant gift that sustains the valuable services of the American Red Cross. Planned gifts include bequests and life-income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
If you have questions or would like to share information about your estate plans, please contact Colleen Becht-Folz at 215-380-3291 or via email email@example.com
Please note: Our American Red Cross chapter offices are unable to accept small, individual donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. Please see the GreedDrop option detailed below as a way to donate gently used items to benefit the American Red Cross.
Donations of Gently Used Items
GreenDrop collects items on behalf of the American Red Cross to support our mission and service delivery.
How it works: 1) Pack your donations 2) Schedule a pickup or drop off 3) Collect your IRS tax receipt.
GreenDrop is the fast, easy, and convenient way to donate.
Donate Your Vehicle
Donating your vehicle—in any condition—is another great way to help us help others.
Our partner, Insurance Auto Auctions can accept vehicles in any condition, whether they can be driven or not, in all 50 states. We accept many types of vehicles, including donations of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, heavy equipment, farm equipment, tractors and more.
Hold a Fundraiser
Does your school, community group or organization want to host a fundraiser for the Red Cross? We are happy to help you! Simply fill out this form and send it via email to Emily Schricker at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org. Emily will contact you to discuss your event within 1-2 business days. If you have any questions regarding the process, Emily can be reached at 215-299-4050.