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When Red Cross calls, Australia answers.

When Red Cross calls, Australia answers.

This March, we're calling on you to get involved in Red Cross Calling - whether you donate your time or money, you'll be helping people overcome crisis across Australia and further afield.

For 70 years, Red Cross has been calling on Australians to assist us with funding our vital everyday work. Thousands of Red Cross members and supporters, community groups, schools, workplaces and individuals will carry on the tradition by collecting donations and holding events - and we'd love for you to join us. Will you answer the call?

How can I get involved?

Melbourne school girls collecting donations for Red Cross Calling.

Hold your own collection, doorknock or event.

You can host your own fundraiser event, conduct a local doorknock or hold a public coin collection. Whether you are fundraising as part of a team or as an individual, Red Cross will provide you with all the tools you need to make your activity a success.


Who will I be helping?

Your support will help Red Cross be there for communities at home and overseas - whether it's responding in times of disaster, providing clean drinking water for a remote Pacific village, or helping an elderly Australian to overcome personal hardship and disadvantage. When someone is in need, we want to be able to answer the call - for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Here are some stories from people who Red Cross was able to help, thanks to people like you.

Pauline was helped by Red Cross to recover and get her life back on track after a 2015 bushfire.

Pauline's Story

Pauline's home was damaged by the 2015 Sampson Flat bushfire in South Australia. She spoke to us recently about how Red Cross helped her recover and get her life back on track.

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Ali Masumi is a former refugee who is now an emergency services volunteer with Red Cross in Brisbane.

Ali's Story

When Ali came to Australia as a refugee, Red Cross supported him to build a new life. Now he's happy, safe and thriving, and volunteering with us to help other people overcome hardship.

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Kyaw Kyaw and May Win from Myanmar.

Kyaw Kyaw and May Win's Story

These siblings in Myanmar started a wave of positive change in their family, teaching their relatives how to wash their hands and stave off illness after Red Cross shared this vital knowledge with their community.

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Make a donation

We all lead busy lives, and we understand not everyone has the time to organise a fundraising event. It only takes a few seconds to donate online to Red Cross Calling!

Donate today

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