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!

Can you give an hour or two of your time? Sign up to be street collector.

Volunteer now


Want to help, but don't have time?

Make a donation today and help vulnerable people receive the lifesaving support they need.

Donate today


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 or phoning 04 495 0139.  

You can also download a PDF of these FAQs here.