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Red Cross Calling

 

Help a community rebuild whenever fires, floods or storms strike.






Red Cross Calling
, now in its 68th year is a national fundraising campaign held every year in March. Thousands of Red Cross members, supporters, community groups, schools, workplaces and individuals will be out in force collecting vital donations and holding events to support our work in the community, and we'd love for you to join us.

How can you get involved?

Red Cross Members

Members and Branches play a pivotal role in contributing funds every year to support our every day work.

If you are a Red Cross Member and would like to be part of Red Cross Calling, check with your local Branch to find out what that they may be planning.

If you don't know your local Branch, give the Red Cross Calling team a call on 1800 008 831 to discuss how you can get involved in your community.

Fundraising activities can be anything from a doorknock in your area to a shopping centre collection. Please contact the Red Cross Calling team on 1800 008 831 if you need assistance with permissions or permits.

We would love to hear what our members are doing to support Red Cross Calling, so please email us and we can list your activities on our events calendar.

If you are interested in helping to raise funds for Red Cross Calling, get in contact with us today!

Register Online        Call us on 1800 008 831        email us

Schools

Peter Wood, Year 10 coordinator at Melbourne High has been involved in Red Cross Calling for the past 17 years, "The Red Cross collection day is a rite of passage for our year 10 students at the school. All students are required to complete 20 or more hours of Community Service… students enjoy interacting with the community and seeking donations. Melbourne High School is very proud to be a part of Red Cross Calling."

Schools, universities and colleges have a long history of supporting Red Cross Calling. Many schools participate by conducting collections at shopping centres and train stations or doorknocking in the local area. Other great and simple fundraising ideas include 'Dress red for Red Cross' day, a fundraising BBQ or a cake stall. We would love to hear about any activities that you may be conducting so please email us with details.

If you are interested in helping to raise funds for Red Cross Calling, get in contact with us today!

Register Online         Call us on 1800 008 831         email us

Community groups

Red Cross relies heavily on the generosity of individuals and community groups to raise vital funds for our everyday work.

Community groups across the country can get involved throughout March by conducting a collection or organising a fundraising activity. A doorknock of your local area or a coin collection in a shopping centre, at an intersection (VIC only) or in the CBD can be easy to organise. The Red Cross Calling team can help you obtain permission and provide you with all the equipment and materials you need. Fundraising activities can be as simple as a cake stall, morning tea or sausage sizzle, so get everyone together and put some 'fun' into fundraising!

If you are interested in helping to raise funds for Red Cross Calling, get in contact with us today!

Register Online         Call us on 1800 008 831         email us

At work

Red Cross Calling provides workplaces with an opportunity to engage with the community and raise awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable people.

Workplaces can get involved any time throughout March by conducting a collection or organising a fundraising activity. Coin collections at train stations or in the workplace do not require a lot of time or effort and can be very effective. Staff BBQs or morning teas are also a great opportunity to get everyone together and have some fun while raising much needed funds.

If your workplace would like to participate in helping raise funds for Red Cross Calling, get in contact with us today!

Register Online         Call us on 1800 008 831         email us

Individuals

If you would like to conduct your own collection or fundraising activity then get in contact with the Red Cross Calling team today! Anyone can get involved. Or you can make a donation online, its simple, quick and secure.

Register Online         Call us on 1800 008 831         email us

Online

Spreading the word on social media is one of the simplest and fastest ways of telling your friends about Red Cross Calling. Posting to Facebook or Twitter is not only a quick and easy way to promote your fundraising activity, but also a great way to let everyone know that you are supporting Red Cross.

If you can't fundraise for Red Cross Calling during March, you can still make a difference by making an online donation. It's quick, easy and secure. Donate Now.

Supporting you!

We are here to help you. Register Online and we will send you a Red Cross Calling support pack, including fundraising ideas, tips on collecting and Red Cross Calling materials such as posters, receipt books and donation boxes, plus more. We can even organise permits on your behalf.

By taking part in Red Cross Calling you will be helping to improve the lives of vulnerable people in our local communities and further afield. For more information call 1800 008 831 or email rcc@redcross.org.au

 


Who are you helping?

Red Cross Calling

Funds raised through Red Cross Calling will support our vital everyday work helping people and communities in need, just like Jocelyn who lost her Winmalee home in the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires. Read Jocelyn's story »

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