CrossRhodes Your Spare Change Can Make a Difference!
Donate to the American Red Cross when you Grocery Shop



 How Can $1 Make a Difference?
 $1 Buys one family expert safety information.
$3 Buys a comfort kit with toiletries for one disaster victim.
$6 Buys one blanket for a disaster shelter.
$10 Buys one day of groceries for a family affected by a disaster.
$20 Buys a home clean-up kit for a family affected by a disaster.

Just by bringing your spare change to the grocery store, you can help the American Red Cross bring relief to disaster victims in your area and across the country.

Through the Coinstar's "Coins That Count" program, you can give lifesaving support to the American Red Cross quickly, conveniently and when it fits your schedule. Coinstar's 8,500 machines are located in grocery stores around the country. Click Here to find the Coinstar machine nearest you. Please note that some Coinstar machines are not yet equipped with the donation option. To confirm that your grocery store can accept donations to the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-928-CASH.

Approximately 130 million Americans live within 2 miles of a Coinstar machine. If even half of those American donated just $1 in spare change to the Red Cross, it would raise more than $65 million to support American Red Cross lifesaving services in communities nationwide!

"The Red Cross mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and recover from disasters," said John Clizbe, vice president of Disaster Services at the American Red Cross. "From hurricanes and tornadoes to earthquakes and floods, the Red Cross relies on the generosity of the American public to support relief efforts for families and communities. Every day, Red Cross relief workers are training themselves and their communities to respond. If every American near a Coinstar machine would donate a handful of change on their next supermarket visit, the Red Cross would be that much better prepared to respond to disasters immediately."

"When disasters occur, many individuals from neighboring areas want to lend their assistance by donating to relief efforts, but do not always know how to do so in a way that is safe and gets the money to where it is needed quickly," said Rich Stillman, chief operating officer, Coinstar. "Coinstar is happy to make its machines available for donations during times of urgent need. Our ability to raise much-needed funds on behalf of these families is only limited by the generosity of our customers."

Did You Know?

  • The average American handles about $600 worth of loose change every year.
  • Many of the coins produced by the U.S. Mint make a one-way trip from the banking system, to a retail register, directly into a piggy bank or dresser drawer.
  • The approximate value of an individual's coin stash is between $30-$50.

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