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Fundraising for Red Cross is a fun, social and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people both in Australia and overseas.

Whether you want to fundraise as part of an organisation, school, community group or as an individual, Red Cross can provide you with advice, tools and support to help you organise and maximise the potential of your fundraising activity or event.

Here's how to go about it:

    1 Register your event online.

    2 Receive your fundraising host kit.

    3 Start organising!

It's as simple as that! Click on your type of fundraising below to find out more.

Workplaces

Fundraising for Red Cross is a great way to give back to the community, but there can also be many potential benefits to your business or organisation including:

  • Greater staff satisfaction and motivation, and an engaging team building exercise
  • A relationship building occasion with clients/customers and an opportunity to show them that you are a good corporate citizen
  • A way to engage with your local community and attract new clients/customers
  • An opportunity to contribute towards or achieve your social responsibility objectives

Here are some of examples of activities and events you could hold:

    Easy
    Employee casual clothes day for a gold coin donation 
    Jelly bean jar guessing competition 
    Morning / Afternoon Tea 

    Moderate 
    Trivia Night 
    Auction or Raffle 
    BBQ or Picnic

    Challenging 
    Community Fun Day 
    Gala Ball 
    Golf Day Event

 

Schools

Fundraising for Red Cross is not only an educational and fun activity for students to undertake, it can also provide them with:

  • New skills and practical experience in organising events, fundraising and more
  • An opportunity to work as a team on a group project
  • Interaction with and relationship building within their local community
  • Increased social awareness and engagement in issues facing vulnerable Australians
  • A Certificate of Appreciation that can assist with course and job applications

Fundraising activities can range in complexity from a simple themed day for students in exchange for a gold coin donation, to large scale productions for the community. Here are a few examples:

    Easy 
    Dress Red for Red Cross day (for a gold coin donation) 
    Baby photo guessing competition 
    Crazy Hair Day

    Moderate 
    Movie Night 
    Trash 'n' Treasure Sale 
    Car Wash 

    Challenging 
    Sponsored Fun Run Event 
    Carnival 
    Theatre Production or Concert 

Community groups

Holding a fundraising activity or event for Red Cross is a fun way to make a difference to vulnerable people around Australia and overseas, and use your skills for a great cause.

Here are some ideas for what you could do:

    Easy
    Baby photo guessing competition
    Jelly bean jar guessing competition 
    Morning / Afternoon Tea

    Moderate 
    Fashion Parade
    Auction or Raffle 
    BBQ or Picnic

    Challenging 
    Community Fun Day 
    Gala Ball 
    Golf Day Event

Individuals

Holding a fundraising activity or event for Red Cross is a great way to:

  • make a difference to vulnerable people around Australia and overseas
  • gain new skills and experience in organising events, fundraising and more
  • meet people and make new networks
  • use your creativity and have some fun all while supporting a great cause.

When organising your event, don't forget to seek the support of local businesses and the community - the more support you gain, the more funds you can raise. Why not hold:

    Easy 
    Baby photo guessing competition 
    Jelly bean jar guessing competition 
    Morning tea or afternoon tea

    Moderate 
    Fashion Parade 
    Auction or Raffle 
    BBQ or Picnic

    Challenging 
    Community Fun Day 
    Gala Ball 
    Golf Day Event

Online fundraising

To make donating easy and to save you handling cash, create a page on our fundraising website and give all your supporters a quick and secure way to donate online. Here's how:

  1. Go to our fundraising website.
  2. Follow the simple instructions to set up your personalised fundraising page. You can specify a fundraising goal, upload an image, and even include a message on why you are supporting Red Cross.
  3. Email the link to your fundraising page to your family, friends and colleagues and encourage them to sponsor you.
  4. Each donation is recorded on your page along with any message of support from your sponsors. They will automatically be issued with tax-deductible receipts.

More information

If you have any questions about fundraising for Red Cross, call us during business hours on 1800 652 635 or email us.


Fundraising guide

Fundraising brochure

For more information on organising your fundraising activity please download our brochure. It outlines what you will need to know before you start planning and how we can help you.

Resources

Fundraising Kit

Downloadable donor receipt form, fundraiser results summary and community fundraising poster. Download here.

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