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15 Years Old $15 Million Raised - Change For Good Proves Its Worth

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Change for GoodTM is the in-flight collection of unwanted foreign notes and coins on all long haul Aer Lingus flights, which supports UNICEF’s global mission for children in over 150 of the world’s poorest countries and territories.

In 2012, Aer Lingus and UNICEF Ireland are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this remarkable partnership that has raised nearly €12 million (US$15 million). Simply by putting left over notes and coins into Change for GoodTM envelopes, Aer Lingus passengers are bringing hope and building a better future for children whose lives have been torn apart by war, poverty and natural disaster.

Every day, Change for GoodTM collections take place onboard Aer Lingus transatlantic flights but in times of crisis, special collections are arranged on all Aer Lingus flights for UNICEF’s emergency fund. In summer 2011, a special collection which took place onboard all Aer Lingus flights raised over €225, 000 for Unicef’s Emergency Appeal for the children of East Africa.

UNICEF Ireland is grateful to Aer Lingus passengers, cabin crew and staff for their continued support. Throughout the world, Change for GoodTM is helping to make lasting change to the lives of the world’s poorest children.

For example,

  • €3 provides school supplies for one child,
  • €5.50 buys one insecticide treated net that lasts five years and protects a mother and child against malaria
  • US$17 protects a child for life against polio, measles, tetanus, whooping cough, TB and diphtheria.

UNICEF Ireland also unveiled a brand new Change for Good™ video for Aer Lingus transatlantic flights in December 2011 to coincide with the anniversary. Presented by UNICEF Ireland Ambassador, Rory McIlroy, the video shows how Aer Lingus passengers are making a difference to children’s lives across the world.

For more information on UNICEF and the Change for Good partnership, please visit unicef.ie

 

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