Gifts of Belonging
Your gift can help people who are elderly or socially isolated stay connected with their community, improving their well-being and social connections. This gift includes a phone call over the holiday season, a fortnightly visit from a Red Cross volunteer to someone living alone, and transport for someone to their medical appointments.
Where your money goes
Your tax-deductible gift supports our work with people who are isolated, helping them make connections to live happier and safer lives.
*Up to 10% of your donation will go towards essential administrative support costs
“You’re not just a phone call or a number, you’re a person. And we want to make this experience as comfortable as it can be…it’s like a virtual hug. Red Cross is ensuring that you are safe and well, that your wellbeing is looked after, and that you’ve got something to look forward to.” – Susan
As part of Red Cross’ COVID-19 response, Susan has been making check-in calls to people who are socially isolated. She’s a friendly ear, a source of comfort and can also provide psychological first aid for those who need it most.