The Red Cross has many ways for you to use your talents and interests to fundraise in support of those who need it most. Create your own fundraiser through one of the options below to help you rally support through Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fundraising.
Do your friends and family know how many people the Red Cross helps each year? Make your fundraiser a success by sharing the real numbers behind our work.
Every 8 minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster in the community.
Each year the Red Cross provides more than 540,000 services to military members, veterans and civilians.
On average, over 4.6 million people a year receive Red Cross training and information in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives.
Nearly 275,000 people volunteered last year to help fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.
Each year, on average, the Red Cross collects nearly 4.5 million units of blood from more than 2.3 million volunteer donors.
Every hour of the day, more than 1,650 people are helped by the Red Cross.
95% of the Red Cross disaster workers are volunteers.
90 centsof every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
More information about the impact your fundraiser can have can be foundhere.
Pick Your Fundraising Platform
The Red Cross actively supports P2P fundraising on many popular platforms - whether you use Facebook, Instagram, or prefer to live stream, we have the resources to get you started! Select one of our available platforms below to learn more!
Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising is a method of raising money that encourages supporters to utilize their own network to raise money on behalf of an organization. Supporters use an online platform to engage their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to donate to a fundraising page that directs funds to the nonprofit organization.
Why start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign?
A P2P fundraising campaign for the Red Cross is the best way for an individual to increase their impact for an organization (especially for those who may not be able to make a large personal donation). Starting a fundraising campaign is an easy and effective way to raise money to provide help and hope to neighbors that need it most. Individuals, corporations, community groups and others can create their own teams and help raise valuable support for those in need.
How does peer-to-peer fundraising work at the Red Cross?
Individuals – called fundraisers – reach out to people they know and ask them to donate to the Red Cross cause the fundraiser is supporting. Fundraisers for the Red Cross will create a fundraising page where they can upload personal pictures and post details about why they are supporting the organization. Fundraisers will then send messages to their friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. that include a link to their fundraising page and ask for donations. Messages are often sent by email and social media.
How your peer-to-peer fundraising helps disaster relief efforts
You can make a difference and help those in need by starting a P2P fundraiser and inviting your family and friends to join you in supporting our life-saving efforts. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and supporters like you, the Red Cross is able to respond to a disaster every eight minutes. Your support helps us continue to bring hope, comfort, and care to countless children and families. We appreciate your help!