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American Red Cross Giving Day FAQS


When is Red Cross Giving Day?

What is Giving Day?

Why should I make a donation on Giving Day?

Will my information be shared?

Is my gift tax deductible?

How can I get involved?

What is a Giving Day Social Ambassador? How do I sign up?

Where do I find my local Red Cross' donation page?

How will my Red Cross Giving Day donation be used?

How will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Can I make a donation before April 26?

Who can I contact for help with my gift?


When is Red Cross Giving Day?

The third annual American Red Cross Giving Day is on April 26, 2017. 

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. When we each donate on Giving Day, we can make an impact and help more families after a disaster or home fire.

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?

You can get involved in two main ways:

You can make a financial donation on Giving Day. A gift of $88.50 can provide a family with a day’s worth of food, plus blankets and other essentials. Unite with thousands of people like you on American Red Cross Giving Day to make a difference. If we each #help1family, think of what we could do. 

Sign up to be a Giving Day Social Ambassador and share your influence. Share your passion for helping those in need and help spread the word about the families who urgently need Red Cross assistance after a home fire or disaster.

What is a Giving Day Social Ambassador? How do I sign up?

Giving Day Social Ambassadors help spread the word about Red Cross Giving Day and share their influence with their friends and family. Use #help1family in your tweets, posts and emails to spread the word even farther.  Learn more and sign up now here and you’ll get weekly updates you can share to inspire even more people to get involved.

Where do I find my local Red Cross' donation page?

To find your local Red Cross donation page, go the home page and enter your zip code into the ‘Search’ box. You can select your closest Red Cross region on the results page to get to your local Red Cross donation page which highlights local information and your local Red Cross’ Facebook and Twitter pages so you can follow the latest news.  On Giving Day, you will also be able to track real-time donations for your local Red Cross.

How will my Red Cross Giving Day donation be used?

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 will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Once your donation is processed you will receive a confirmation receipt for your donation at the email address you provided when you made your donation. You will also be able to request a receipt on the website after Giving Day, on April 27, 2017.

Can I make a donation before April 26?

Yes, you can make a donation starting April 3.  You will receive an email confirming your donation to the email address provided when you completed your donation. Your donation will appear in the total amount raised on the website on April 26.

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.

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