Across Canada and around the world, the Red Cross provides help and hope whenever and wherever vulnerable people need it most. When you give to the Canadian Red Cross, your monthly donation will be allocated efficiently because our over 100 years of experience working with people in emergency situations around the world means we utilize our resources in the most effective ways possible.
The Canadian Red Cross Fund
Flexible donations like yours allow the Canadian Red Cross to rapidly respond to emergencies or emerging humanitarian needs anywhere in the world. We function across Canada and internationally and your support helps us serve both our many unique local communities in Canada as well as areas in need of humanitarian assistance around the world.
Last year, the Red Cross led 59 emergency relief operations in 42 countries. At home, over 2.2 million Canadians were assisted, trained or educated by the Canadian Red Cross. This was all made possible by generous donors like you who made a real difference in the lives of people suffering through disasters.
Your donation to the Canadian Red Cross can:
Establish shelter for families forced from their homes due to flood, fires or other disasters
Give sustenance to those struggling with drought and food shortages
Help re-connect loved ones who have been separated due to war or disasters
Provide blankets, hygiene kits and accommodations to families who have lost their homes
Train youth and adult facilitators in violence, abuse and bullying prevention education
Lend costly medical equipment to someone recovering from illness or injury
Donating to the Canadian Red Cross Fund enables us to provide help, hope and compassion to people struggling through a crisis. Your contribution helps those in need and makes a real difference.
Our organization is transparent, open and accountable in reporting how your donations are used to make a difference in the lives of those that need our help. The Canadian Red Cross Society received a grade of A+ in every category, including overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, and governance and transparency from Money Sense’s 2012 Canadian charity rating report. We were also among only two charities that appeared on both the biggest and top-rated charities lists. These accomplishments prove that you, our donors, can have confidence in the fact that your dollars are used to make the greatest possible impact in the lives of Canadians and those we help around the world.
Where Your Money Goes
84% of every dollar donated supports progress and people in need.
16% supports administrative, operating and fundraising costs.
*based on a 5-year average cost of fundraising
Did You Know?
The Canadian Red Cross received an A+ rating for efficiency and governance from MoneySense's 2012 Canadian charity rating report.
We saw smoke coming from the corner of the house. In the short time it took to dress the kids, the kitchen wall was burning and the floor was cracking...In our minds, the Red Cross helps people affected by disasters in Haiti and around the world, but we forget that it is also here for us, in Canada...We really appreciated the help because it allowed us to be all together in a hotel room and quietly recover from the emotion as a family. Thank goodness the Red Cross was there for us.
Diane Pinsonneault, Disaster Response Beneficiary