Stories of hope and kindness

Inspiration from a tough year.

In a year of uncertainty, we need the power of kindness.

It lights up dark moments. It brings solace and unexpected joy. It gives hope for tomorrow.

These are stories of hope and kindness, created in partnership with the BHP Foundation. 

They feature people and acts that made us hopeful for the future, no matter its challenges.

We hope they inspire you too.


We follow Amelia as she drops off relief packages to people who can’t leave their homes.


After a bushfire, the kindness of strangers brings hope.


In just two years, everything changed for Elie – including his dreams.

The Kindness Project

An act of kindness that began at work is now reaching families who lost their incomes.


Share in the celebrations as Garnet receives his drivers licence having participated in the Red Cross Learner Driver Program.

COVID Connections

People who got on the phones each day to check up on others who were isolated.

Sue and Rob

After three years of drought, rain brings hope, but there’s a long way to go yet.

Laurine and Jan

The growing friendship between a former Syrian refugee and a Red Cross member has heightened both their lives.


We can’t do without people like Ella, especially this year. An engineer in her day job, she also volunteers with us to call people who are isolated and check on their wellbeing.

Want to keep the kindness coming?

Your tax-deductible donation can power a thousand acts of kindness.


Our thanks to the BHP Foundation for supporting Stories of Hope and Kindness.

Charity donations of $2 or more to Australian Red Cross may be tax deductible in Australia. Site protected by Google Invisible reCAPTCHA. © Australian Red Cross 2024. ABN 50 169 561 394