How Do Monthly Donations Make a Difference?

A short thank you video highlighting some of the impact that generous donor support has had, both in Canada and around the world.

The continued support of monthly donors makes it possible for the Canadian Red Cross to deploy aid workers to the ground and reach people with emergency food, water, shelter and medical care following disasters big and small.

With each monthly gift, we strengthen communities through disaster preparedness.

Monthly donations provide:

  • Food, water, shelter and medical care for people impacted by disaster.
  • Emergency relief like clean water for people living in war and conflict zones.
  • Life-saving child treatments and education programs to mothers and families.

Helping the world's most vulnerable

International Disaster Response

When disaster strikes, local Red Cross teams are often the first on site, conducting search and rescue operations, providing health care and ensuring basic needs are met.

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Epidemic Response

The Canadian Red Cross is a leader in epidemic response and deploys specialists to hot-zones all over the world to combat some of the deadliest diseases, including cholera, the plague and Ebola.

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Emergency Field Hospital

The Canadian Red Cross has two fully-equipped field hospital units that can be sent anywhere in the world within 48 hours. The field hospital is highly adaptable to the magnitude and type of each emergency.

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Helping Canadians in need

Disaster Management

The Canadian Red Cross responds to approximately 3,000 disasters every year – from house fires to ice storms and wildfires to floods. During the first 72 hours within a disaster, we provide essentials such as food, shelter and clothing.

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Disaster Preparedness

We train 12,000+ Canadians disaster preparedness training each year. Disasters can happen any time, anywhere. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your household for at least 3 days following a disaster.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Monthly donations help us to plan, and keep our administrative costs down, our shelves stocked, and our hearts filled with hope. The impact of monthly donations cannot be overstated. 
When you make your monthly donation online, you can pay by credit card. If you call us at 1-800-418-1111 to set up your monthly donation, you can pay either by credit card or through automatic withdrawal from your bank account.
Monthly donations are directed wherever the funds are needed most, unless specified at the time of donation. If you would like us to direct your donation to a specific program or fund please get in contact with us at or give us a call at 1-800-418-1111. 
We may try to reprocess your monthly gift after your scheduled processing date. 
Your gifts help where the need is greatest unless you select a specific fund or program at the point of sign up. For more information on the breakdown of donor spending for our other program and services, view our charity profile.
Please fill out a donor inquiry form, contact us at or give us a call at 1-800-418-1111. To handle your request as quickly as possible, please provide your full name, address and amount of your monthly gift. 
Your first donation will be deducted immediately after you sign up online. Subsequent monthly donations will be automatically deducted on the 1st of each month. 
Please fill out a donor inquiry form, contact us at or give us a call at 1-800-418-1111. To handle your request as quickly as possible, please provide your full name, address and amount of your monthly gift.
You will receive a consolidated tax receipt around February of each year for the previous tax year. Tax receipts are sent by either mail or email depending on your communications preferences. 

Don't wait for the next disaster. Today, you can help us be ready for anything. Become a Monthly Donor Now

In Canada, every 3 hours a disaster volunteer like me is responding to a personal emergency like a house fire or flood. Your generous gift means that we will always be ready to help when disaster strikes, providing life-saving relief and long-term support to help people rebuild their lives. Thank you for supporting the volunteers of the Canadian Red Cross. You make it all possible.

Sarah Oberholzer, Emergency Management Volunteer Since 2012