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Creative fundraisers: The many ways Canadians are helping those in Ukraine and surrounding countries

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Here are some amazing examples of how people across Canada have been moved to help in creative ways, using their interests and passions to raise money to help those affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

A forearm with sleeve rolled back to expose tattoo created by Heather

Holiday Gift Guide: Practical gifts that will help

A man in a Red Cross vest loading supplies into a white van

While many Canadians are hunting for the perfect holiday gifts for those they care about, the Canadian Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide offers many thoughtful and practical gift options that can easily be ordered online from our e-Shop.

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The Land Family Legacy: Two generations of honouring the past while supporting the future

An old black and white photo of three women in Red Cross uniforms in the 40s.

Legacy givers are not necessarily wealthy or famous, which is a common misconception. Instead, they’re simply people who wish to share their kindness and make a difference in some way for future generations.
One such person is John Land, who shares why he and his late mother, Mary, both included donations to the Red Cross in their Wills.

An old black and white photo of three women in Red Cross uniforms in the 40s.

The story of Muggins just keeps getting better

Book cover with a picture of Muggins the fundraising dog on top the title: Muggins, the life and afterlife of a Canadian canine war hero

Stories about Muggins the fundraising dog always delight, and the stories that continue to unfold over the years just keep getting better. His fame as a four-legged fundraising mascot is now the subject of a recently published book.

Book cover with a picture of Muggins the fundraising dog on top the title: Muggins, the life and afterlife of a Canadian canine war hero

Leaving a lasting impression with Canadian Red Cross Legacy Giving

Two people wearing Red Cross vests speak to a person across a table. The workers are holding pens above paperwork on the table.

What will your legacy be? It’s a question you may not have asked yourself before. In fact, you may not have thought about the possibility of making a future difference through your Will.
Canadian Red Cross Legacy Giving Director, Gina Baillie, helps answer some of your most-asked questions about the process.

Two people wearing Red Cross vests speak to a person across a table. The workers are holding pens above paperwork on the table.

A Red Cross legacy of giving to help future generations: Peter and Donna’s story

Peter standing beside Donna with his arm around her shoulders, standing in front of a blue background

Peter and Donna Collens, a couple from Newfoundland and Labrador, have an unwavering commitment to giving back and helping the community. Their Red Cross story began with volunteering and it will continue long into the future thanks to the legacy gift to Red Cross that they have left in their wills.

Peter standing beside Donna with his arm around her shoulders, standing in front of a blue background

Walmart fundraising campaign: Improving disaster readiness one dollar at a time

Cars decorated in red and white balloons in a single file parade outside a Walmart store.

This summer, Walmart and the Red Cross have worked together to raise $4.2 million across Canada through customer donations, Walmart internal fundraising, and a corporate match of $820,000 from Walmart Canada’s corporate office.

Cars decorated in red and white balloons in a single file parade outside a Walmart store.

Gifts for good causes: 5 ideas for holiday giving

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Charity gift ideas that make a difference, spread wellbeing and contribute to a better world.

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