The Red Basket Connection

Red Basket logoWoodmenLife created Red Basket in 2012 as a way to bring our current model of community giving through chapters into the digital age. WoodmenLife also provides funding for Red Basket's administrative fees. That way, 100% of your donation goes to the individual or project you choose.

This new, independent non-profit organization still follows the basic premise of neighbors helping neighbors, but allows for non-members to get involved, too.

We want to help

Maybe you know someone who is going through a medical crisis or lived through a natural disaster. Maybe you are that person. We want to help. The great news is that we know there are many people who feel the same way – we all want to do what we can to help someone in need. Contact Red Basket to find out how we can feature your story on our website. When everybody does their part, miracles can happen and lives are changed.

Benefits donors, too

Red Basket is a non-profit organization that allows individuals to donate time or money directly to people or projects that need help. Think of all the spaghetti feeds or "pass the hat" fundraisers you've been to. All of them are worthy causes, but you don't get a tax-deductible donation from it. With Red Basket, not only do the people who need help get access to a larger audience than the typical church basement, donors get a benefit, too.

Be an advocate for someone in your community!

Many people like you want to help in any way possible when someone is struggling, and often an individual or family in crisis are not able to seek help because they are overwhelmed with their fight to get through each day.

That is why Red Basket has an Advocate role created just for you. Visit to learn more!