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 in need across Australia and further afield.

For over 69 years, Australians have been answering the call for Red Cross. 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 and fundraise to help people in need?

How can I get involved?

Fundraise online by taking part in the Australia Answers challenge

Put yourself in the shoes of others and take on a fun challenge to raise funds for people experiencing hardship.

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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's Story
Disaster relief and recovery

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's Story
Support for vulnerable migrants

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's Story
Healthy communities in the Asia-Pacific

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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