Just like the thousands of Red Cross volunteers who worked so hard to support Red Cross in Sydney during the war and depression years, Red Cross volunteers still continue to care for those who need it most. The Sydney Girls High students will gather in Martin Place before heading out across the inner city to shake their collection tins.
Red Cross Calling is one of the major annual fundraising appeals for Red Cross to support its everyday work, such as bushfire relief and recovery in the Blue Mountains.
The involvement of schools, like Sydney Girls High, helps to introduce a whole new generation to the work of Red Cross.
Red Cross is already well known for its highly respected Blood Service but it also helps reconnect families torn apart by war and assists older Australians to live independently in their own homes around Surry Hills, Glebe and Redfern.
Last year Red Cross assisted more than 56,000 people affected by disasters and served over 800,000 meals to school children who might otherwise have gone to school hungry.
The Red Cross Young Parents Program in Randwick helps young people cope with the daily challenges of being new mums and dads.