Day for Change is Unicef UK’s annual fundraising appeal, raising money for our vital work to keep children safe. This year, the theme is children in emergencies. 

Day for Change is for everyone

Anyone can take part in Day for Change, including schools, churches, sports groups, employees, friends and families.

The challenge is to collect as much loose change as you can – from around the house, down the sofa, in your pockets or anywhere else you can think of! You can involve your friends and colleagues or, if you're a teacher or pupil, why not  get your whole school involved.

Why not browse our fundraising tool kit and get creative this Day for Change! You can also set up your own online giving page and donate online, making your fundraising quick and simple.

Collect your change between February and May 2016. The big change drop-off day is on Friday 13 May, or you can choose another day to suit you. 

For more information:

What you will receive 

Everyone taking part can use the fundraising resources:

  • How to guide
  • Collecting jar sticker
  • Poster
  • Totaliser
  • Paying in slip

Where will my change go?

All the change you collect will go directly to our Children’s Emergency Fund to save and protect children affected by emergencies around the world.

By donating your change today you can help to keep even more children safe from danger around the world.

  • £8 can supply high-energy food for a malnourished child for one week
  • £26 can pay for a winter kit for a child, including a hat, scarf, gloves, thermal wear, winter boots, underwear and a baby quilt.
  • £100 can provide support for three children who have suffered the distress of war.

How can my school send in donations for Day for Change?

Once you have registered online, you will receive a welcome letter with your fundraising pack. This letter will include a unique paying-in slip as well as instructions on how to send in your donations.

If you have not received a welcome letter with a paying-in slip, please complete our sending in your money form (PDF) and email it to, stating when you transferred your donations.

Join Day for Change and help protect children in danger. Photo: Unicef/2016
Join Day for Change and help protect children in danger.Photo: Unicef/2016