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- In New Zealand
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- Disaster risk management
- First Aid courses and education
- International humanitarian law
- Meals on Wheels
- Migration programmes
- Restoring Family Links
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- COVID-19: We are in this together
- New Zealand Red Cross Youth Engagement Strategy
- Red Cross Appeal 2021
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Red Cross Appeal 2021
The Red Cross Appeal is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Donate or volunteer to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people here in New Zealand and overseas.
We need your help!
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Have a question about the Red Cross Appeal?
We've answered some of your frequently asked questions. If you can't find an answer to your question, you can also find out how to contact us below.
Red Cross Appeal 2021 FAQs
Why do you need an appeal?
Where does money raised through the appeal go?
When I donate to ‘Where the Need is Greatest’, where does my money go?
How much money raised goes to affected communities?
What do you spend on core operating costs?
When I donate during an emergency appeal, where does my money go?
Australian Red Cross faced a lot of criticism about how they spent money donated to the bushfire response. Is it true they’re keeping the money donated for themselves?
More unanswered questions?
If you have more questions about our Red Cross Appeal and wish to get more information, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 04 495 0139.
You can also download a PDF of these FAQs here.