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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

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

Former Syrian refugee in Calgary giving back through soap fundraiser

A former Syrian refugee in Canada is fighting COVID-19 the best way he knows how - with an ancient family soap recipe. Abdulfatah Sabouni of Calgary’s Aleppo Savon is donating 25 per cent of the proceeds of his new neem-oil soap to the Red Cross’ Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Global Appeal fund.

100 years of giving

“As the men were coming out of the trenches, the Red Cross met them with a cup of tea,” Skawski said. “It probably wasn’t very hot considering what was going on at the time, but they always met them with a cup of tea.”
 

As a Walmart associate, Carmen is raising funds to help people like her who have been affected by disasters

When the tornadoes hit the Mont-Bleu neighbourhood on September 21st of last year, Carmen was behind the wheel. She had no idea that a tornado was coming. Carmen has been a Walmart associate at the Plateau branch for nearly 10 years and doesn’t carry her cellphone with her at work.

Missing Maps: Aviva Mapathon

Aviva Canada recently hosted its third mapathon as part of the Missing Maps project, where participants, including staff from Aviva and Red Cross, spent part of a day mapping remote Canadian communities. By mapping out the locations of buildings, houses and roads in vulnerable communities, the Missing Maps project can identify potential hazards and possible evacuation routes. This ultimately strengthens these communities in the event of a natural disaster.

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