need a cape or super powers to be a hero!
for the American Red Cross is a grassroots fundraising
and awareness campaign that gives you the chance to make
a big, lasting difference—and to be recognized for
it, too! Heroes pledges to raise $1,000 each for the Red
Cross during the campaign period. If you’re up for
this challenge, you can raise the money personally, as an
organization, or by hosting a fundraising event.
Why does the campaign exist?
Heroes help to spread the word about the services the Savannah
Red Cross provides, and they also raise the money that supports
local needs for disaster relief, health and safety education
Where is this taking place?
Our goal is to implement this program
in the entire 20 counties of the Savannah Chapter.
who live in the Savannah regional counties and organizations
they care about, such as, businesses, clubs, schools and
religious institutions. Those with the most fundraising
success are those who can involve a group of people to support
How do I get involved?
the Red Cross at 912-651-5309.
Ways to Get involved
Oversee the entire campaign, recruit leadership committee
members, arrange for and run campaign meetings and provide
support to campaign participants to ensure goals are met.
Recruit several Heroes for the American Red Cross and support
them as they each raise $1,000 for the Red Cross over the
Raise or donate a minimum of $1,000 during the campaign
and help spread the word about local Red Cross services.
We recognize our Heroes in their local newspaper paper,
invite them to campaign events, and make sure they know
that they’re making a difference in the lives of the
people who the Red Cross serves.
do people fundraise?
You can raise money by any legal means that works for your
group. Here are some examples that have worked well in the
Large business – Host a denim day, and charge your
employees $5 to wear jeans for the day.
Fire departments and city officials – Host a boot
drive on a couple busy corners for a morning.
Individuals – Send a letter to friends and family
asking them to support your effort to become a Hero.
Small business – Donate 10% of your proceeds for
Restaurant – Donate the proceeds from specific menu
selections for a month.
Radio Station – Host an on-air drive.
School – Host a bake sale; organize a car wash;
or read-a-thon and collect pledges per page.
University – Host a happy hour and charge admission.