Day for Change

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What is Day for Change?

Day for Change is an easy way to raise money at your school. Your challenge is simply to collect as much loose change as possible. Taking part is your opportunity to teach pupils about nutrition and raise vital funds to help keep hungry children safe and healthy.

How can my school get involved?

  • Start by registering your school online
  • Next, organise a fundraising activity of your choice. We’ve got heaps of ideas to get you started and help you boost your fundraising target
  • Look out for an all-new fundraising kit, packed with the ideas, resources and treats you’ll need to make your Day for Change extra special
  • Inspire your pupils with our fantastic, ready-to-use teaching resources.

The big Day for Change will be on Wednesday 24 May, but you can fundraise whenever suits your school’s calendar. Why not join other schools across the UK to share images and stories for your fundraising activities at #dayforchange?

What resources will my school receive?

Every school that registers for Day for Change will be sent their welcome pack in the spring term 2017, which includes a how-to guide and lots of other useful and fun materials and tools.

You’ll also receive regular updates on how pupils, staff and parents are helping provide children around the world with the food they need to live healthy, happy lives.

Plus, with our ready-to-use teaching resources, including assembly and lesson plans, worksheets, videos and activities, you’ll have everything you need to inspire your pupils to help other children around the world.

Where will my school’s change go?

The vital funds your school collects through Day for Change can help keep hungry children safe and healthy.

  • Just £3.50 could provide a class of 30 children with vitamin A supplements to stop blindness, and deworming tablets to help them absorb nutrients
  • £5 could provide life-saving therapeutic milk to treat a severely malnourished child for five days
  • £8 can supply high-energy food for a malnourished child for one week
  • Just £16 could provide critical vitamin and micro nutrient supplements for two toddlers for a whole year
  • Raising £50 could provide education on nutrition and child feeding for 250 mothers or care givers of children under two
  • £150 could provide training for one county health worker on how to provide life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition.

Get your school involved in Day for Change

Register today

How can my school send in the money we’ve raised?

Once you’ve registered your school, you’ll 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, which you can download below, and email it to, stating when you transferred your donations.

Send your money to Unicef form


For more information on how to get involved, please email or call us on 0300 330 5580.