It's a simple concept with a big impact. The UNICEF Change for Good program, asking Qantas passengers to donate their unwanted foreign coins and loose change, has raised an astounding $24.9 million since it began.
Now collected on all 5,000 Qantas international flights, your foreign coins continue to have an enduring impact on the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and their communities.
Over the years, the UNICEF Change for Good program has supported many major emergencies, including the Boxing Day tsunami, Haiti earthquake and the current food crisis crippling East Africa. It also supports UNICEF's development work protecting the rights of all children. This includes immunising children against disease, providing clean water and sanitation, ensuring access to education and protecting children from violence, exploitation, and HIV.
"I am so proud, as we all should be, of Change for Good's tremendous impact on children's lives in its 21 years. It shows the possibility of a united belief - and that even the smallest contribution can help make a world of difference to children in need. " said UNICEF Chief Executive Norman Gillespie.
Qantas and UNICEF would like to thank you all for your support over the past 21 years - the collective contributions of passengers like yourself continue to help Qantas and UNICEF create long-lasting change to children in need.
For more info on Change for Good or to donate online please visit www.unicef.org.au/changeforgood