Although Unicef is a non-religious, apolitical organisation, faith-based organisations are important partners in Unicef’s work and fundraising and donation efforts.

Unicef is supported entirely by your donations, and there are lots of ways your faith group can fundraise donations for us so that together we can help make a lasting difference for children worldwide.

How to get involved

Unicef works with many faiths across the world, and our supporters come from a wide range of faiths too. No matter what faith you are, your congregation or faith group can make a valuable contribution to our work:

  • Take a collection of donations for our latest emergency appeal. To order gift aid envelopes for a collection, email
  • Make Unicef one of the charities you support. Email or phone us on 0300 330 5580 to find out more. 

Zakat and Ramadan

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Any Muslim who possesses the required nisaab (the minimum amount of wealth that one must have before zakat is payable) for one whole year is bound to pay Zakat on that wealth. Muslims are required to know exactly how much Zakat they owe and you can do that by visiting this calculator on Just Giving: How to Calculate Zakat so that the right amount can be given to Unicef. A lot of people choose Ramadan as the month in which they pay their zakat and for good reasons. Ramadan is the month of blessings and the rewards for all good deeds is far greater in this blessed Ramadan than in any other month.

Church fundraising

Join hundreds of churches fundraising for donations to support our work with children. You could:

  • Join our Jar of Grace Appeal and collect change for children in emergencies. 
  • Give small donations regularly as a congregation to the Mite Scheme for churches, which raised money to provide life-saving oral rehydration therapy for children.

Next steps to fundraising success

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