A Red Cross aid worker and a local helper carrying aid supplies with smiles on their faces.

For companies

Photo: Patrick Fuller / IFRC

As a company supporter of the Finnish Red Cross, you are improving crisis preparedness in Finland and around the world as well as helping victims of wars, accidents and natural disasters.

How your company or community can contribute

There are many ways to take part: you can make a donation, donate your expertise pro bono, support a project, enable customers to participate, e.g. through product sales, or use staff working hours for voluntary work.

Contact us to find the best way for your company to join. Contact us by email at yritykset@redcross.fi or call +358 (0)20 701 2000 (Mon–Fri 8.30 am–4.00 pm).

Make a company donation
Make a company donation
Company partnership
Company partnership
Volunteer activities and trainings  for companies
Volunteer activities and trainings for companies
2024
The Finnish Red Cross is the best-known charitable organisation in Finland (Taloustutkimus Oy)
This is how companies can participate in Hunger Day
This is how companies can participate in Hunger Day

Select the donation method that suits your company

It is easy to make a donation to support the Finnish Red Cross. You can choose between many different payment methods.

Make a one-time donation online

Select the desired donation target and amount

Payment methods: Finnish online banks, Visa and Master credit cards, MobilePay, Pivo and Siirto.

The payment gateway and payment service are provided by Paytrail Oyj (2122839-7) in cooperation with Finnish banks and credit institutions. Paytrail Oyj, which will be displayed as the recipient of the payment on your bank statement or credit invoice, will forward the payment to the Finnish Red Cross. Paytrail Oyj is authorised to operate as a payment institution. 

Paytrail Oyj
Innova 2
Lutakonaukio 7
40100 Jyväskylä
www.paytrail.com

If you wish to submit a complaint, please primarily contact our Donor Services.

Order an invoice

Companies can also order an invoice. The invoice will be sent within 4–5 business days.

 

Bank transfer to the Disaster Relief Fund

Donate to the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

  • Account: OP FI52 5000 0120 4156 73, OKOYFIHH. Recipient: Finnish Red Cross. Reference number: 5186.

Other IBAN account numbers and SWIFT/BIC at different banks for donations to the Disaster Relief Fund:

  • Aktia FI18 4055 1110 0013 97, HELSFIHH
  • Danske Bank FI02 8000 1900 2250 05, DABAFIHH
  • Handelsbanken FI18 3131 3001 1990 25, HANDFIHH
  • Nordea FI06 2219 1800 0680 00, NDEAFIHH
  • S-Pankki FI91 3939 0012 3129 30, SBANFIHH
  • Ålandsbanken FI24 6601 0001 0027 99, AABA FI 22

Bank transfer to support activities in Finland

Donate to support the Red Cross activities in Finland

  • Account: OP FI29 5000 0120 4156 99, OKOYFIHH. Recipient: Finnish Red Cross. Reference number: 5335 

Support the friend activities in particular

  • Account: OP FI29 5000 0120 4156 99, OKOYFIHH. Recipient: Finnish Red Cross. Reference number: 5364.

Support the Youth Shelter activities in particular

  • Account: OP FI29 5000 0120 4156 99, OKOYFIHH. Recipient: Finnish Red Cross. Reference number: 5351.

Other IBAN account numbers and SWIFT/BIC at different banks for donations to activities in Finland:

  • Nordea FI29 1572 3000 3727 30, NDEAFIHH.

Make a donation and join us in the aid work. Companies that donate more than 400 euros can download the communication package for the donor.

You will get access to social media images and a signature banner that you can use to communicate your social responsibility contribution to your customers and other stakeholders.

Example of communication material

When you donate online, you will receive an email titled ‘Thank you for your donation to the Finnish Red Cross.’ A link to the materials is provided in the same email.

Do not hesitate to contact us

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about company donations and our products. Please contact us if you make the donation in any other way, and we will provide you with a link to the communication materials.

Contact us by email at lahjoitukset@redcross.fi or call +358 (0)20 701 2192 (Mon–Fri 8.30 am–4.00 pm). 

You can also set up an online collection for your company and invite members of staff, interest groups and customers to help. Your companies can donate a nest egg, for example, or double the sum donated by the staff.

The fundraiser is easy and quick to set up. See the instructions.

Set up your own fundraiser

You can find responsible corporate gifts and safety products from the Red Cross’s online shop. With your purchase, you are bringing joy to your staff, your partners and yourself, while supporting the operations of the Finnish Red Cross.

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The Good Holiday Spirit collection is implemented by the Finnish Red Cross and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare in cooperation with Yle to support low-income families with children in Finland. The donations are used to provide low-income families with €70 food vouchers for buying food to their Christmas table.

Donate to the Good Holiday Spirit collection

During Hunger Day, we collect donations for the Disaster Relief Fund. With the help of donations, we can provide help quickly and effectively where the need for aid is greatest at the time. The box collection will hit the streets in Finland on 26–28 September 2024.

It is easy to make a donation, and you can choose between many different methods. Companies that make a donation will receive a link to communication materials.

Donate online

Account information: OP FI52 5000 0120 4156 73. Recipient: Finnish Red Cross. Reference number: 5186.

As a Red Cross corporate supporting member you are supporting the local volunteer activities of the Finnish Red Cross. You can become a supporting member by paying a €300 annual membership fee.

As a supporting member, you will receive member benefits – for example discounts from Red Cross first aid products and Christmas cards. Supporting members also receive the Red Cross member magazine Avun maailma four times a year.

For more information about supporting membership and district-specific member benefits, contact your region’s Red Cross district office

The Red Cross provides help in accidents, alleviates loneliness, takes care of the vulnerable and supports immigrants with integration activities.

We maintain our crisis preparedness by training and supporting volunteers all over Finland.

General donations to activities in Finland are used for the work where funds are needed the most. You can make a targeted donation if you wish to direct your support to Youth Shelters or friend activities.

Youth Shelters

Youth Shelters provide help to young people and their loved ones in all kinds of difficult situations and crises in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Turku and Tampere, as well as online throughout the country.

Youth Shelters help around the clock, every day of the year, and can offer a young person a safe place to spend the night if necessary. A young person or their family can come to the shelter without a referral or appointment. The services are free of charge.

Read more about the shelters

Friend visitor activities

Loneliness is destructive to human well-being. Up to one in five Finns feels lonely. Loneliness can feel like invisibility and emptiness or manifest as physical pain.

Each of us needs the company of another person, and even a single positive relationship can stop the cycle of loneliness.

The Red Cross alleviates loneliness by providing friends to those who are looking for the company of another person. The friends get together and spend time in a manner that suits them, such as having coffee or exercising outside.

Donations targeted to friend activities are used for purposes such as friend activity coordination and volunteer training.

Read more about friend activities

Donations to the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund help victims of natural disasters and conflicts around the world and people facing sudden accidents in Finland.

Thanks to donations, aid can be provided quickly and efficiently to dozens of countries each year.

In an emergency, we can supply crisis areas with aid workers and aid equipment, such as tents, blankets, clean drinking water or an entire field hospital.

After providing emergency aid, the Red Cross will help with the rebuilding and teach locals how to act in a disaster situation. The Disaster Relief Fund also helps us support development cooperation programmes and continuously fight illness and hunger together with local volunteers.

Read more about international aid work

Cooperation partnerships for companies

Your expertise and time are valuable to us. We are happy to develop operating models with companies where expertise increases on both sides. Your help may consist of your company's special expertise or development work related to a specific Red Cross project.

Contact us: yritykset(at)redcross.fi, +358 (0)20 701 2000. Service is available on weekdays 8.30 am–4.00 pm.

You can also submit a service offer using the online form.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about service or product donations.

Contact us by email at lahjoitukset@redcross.fi or call +358 (0)20 701 2192 (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.).

For companies, Hunger Day is an opportunity to demonstrate responsibility as part of their business operations. Companies can provide their customers an opportunity to participate in Hunger Day by making a donation in connection with buying a product or service.

Hunger Day is the most prominent and visible campaign by the Red Cross. It brings comfort to people in crises and extraordinary circumstances – both in Finland and abroad.

Campaign partnership is valued at a minimum of €50,000.

Contact us, let’s talk more about your company’s wishes!

contact details: Tuuli Lahti, Fundraising Specialist, +358 (0)40 359 3938 or yritykset@redcross.fi

Our annual campaigns, such as Valentine’s Day, Hunger Day and Christmas, are excellent moments to join the work of the Red Cross. They make it easy for your company and customers to become part of the chain of aid.

Participation methods include e.g. product cooperation and donations in connection with payment transactions. Campaign partnership is valued at a minimum of €50,000.

Let’s talk more about your company’s wishes! contact details: Tuuli Lahti, Fundraising Specialist, tuuli.lahti(at)redcross.fi, +358 (0)40 359 3938.

As a strategic partner, your company will participate in the aid work of its choosing to improve well-being and the crisis resilience of communities.

As a partner, you are building up the security of Finnish society or are a part of the international community strengthening preparedness for various future scenarios.

Your company's professional expertise (pro bono) and resources in areas such as logistics or IT can be a part of the partnership – we are happy to develop operating models with companies where expertise increases on both sides.

The strategic partnership is tailored to meet your company's needs and is valued at a minimum of €100,000 per year.

Contact us to discuss more: Tuuli Lahti, Fundraising Specialist, tuuli.lahti(at)redcross.fi, +358 (0)40 359 3938.

Volunteer activities for companies

The Hunger Day collection is best known for the volunteer box collectors wearing red vests in the streets. Have you seen how happy they are to help and work together?

The Hunger Day box collection will hit the streets in Finland on 26–28 September 2024. You can volunteer conveniently in your own home town. Come and join us!

Find a Hunger Day event in your location

You can also set up an online collection for your company and invite members of staff, stakeholders and customers to help.

Set up your own online fundraiser

Donations of goods or clothing support the aid work of the Red Cross.

You can organise a collection of goods or clothing at your company and agree on the retrieval of products with the Red Cross Kontti department stores.

See the contact information for Kontti stores

Two thirds of Kontti’s profit is directed to aid operations in Finland and one third to the Disaster Relief Fund providing aid in sudden crises and accidents in Finland and around the world. Some of the donated clothing are sent to crisis areas.

The Kilometrikisa challenge is a free cycling competition open for everyone encouraging people to cycle in their everyday lives. The summer challenge runs from the beginning of May to the end of September, and winter cyclists collect kilometres during January and February. 

Groups of both colleagues and friends can join the Finnish Red Cross Ketjureaktio collection when taking part in the challenge.

For every 25 kilometres cycled, your company or team donates one euro. At the same time, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by about 4 kg.

The more you cycle, the more your physical condition improves and you support the international aid work of the Red Cross. Donations help people prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Go to the Kilometrikisa website and sign up your team (in Finnish)

VeriRyhmä means a group of people who regularly donate blood. Anyone can establish such a group consisting e.g. of colleagues, leisure group members or friends. For example, five donors can help up to 15 patients at a time. In the group, both help and the joy of helping multiply!

Establish a VeriRyhmä group

Does your workplace allow you to donate blood during working hours? The Blood Service’s workplace certificate is a concrete way of helping patients and demonstrating social responsibility.

By allowing employees to donate blood during working hours, workplaces are issued with an electronic certificate e.g. to display on their website.

The workplace certificate means that both companies and their employees are able to get involved in helping patients.

Read more about the Donate blood during working hours certificate

 

Your company’s staff are warmly welcome to participate in our useful trainings and join the extensive Finnish Red Cross volunteer reserve. An employer can also allow a helper who has undergone training to participate in volunteer activities during their working hours.  

You can get to know the volunteering opportunities and trainings offered by the Finnish Red Cross here.

First aid training is a part of a company's occupational safety and health. In addition to learning first aid skills, the training helps prevent accidents in the working community. The trainings are tailored to meet the company's needs.


Learn more about first aid training