Together, we have raised over £13 million for children
Thanks to the incredible support of our customers and employees, the easyJet and UNICEF Change for Good partnership has already raised over £13 million, helping to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies.
Thanks to the incredible support of our customers and employees, the money that easyJet and UNICEF’s Change for Good partnership has helped to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies.
Last summer, we raised over £1.2 million for education in emergencies, our most successful collection to date! This magnificent amount means that UNICEF could supply 7,500 schools in a box to help 300,000 children in emergencies get an education.
This summer we are continuing to collect for education in emergencies to support UNICEF’s vital work to help children affected by conflict or disaster to continue to learn and play.
When disaster strikes, education and play is a lifeline for children, providing a safe space and a way of coming to terms with the distress they have faced.
The School in a Box
- A school in a box is a pop-up classroom that can be set up anywhere. Within days of a sudden emergency, UNICEF can use the school in a box to provide three months’ worth of teaching supplies for a teacher and 40 students. It includes books, pens, pencils, science and art supplies and even a can of paint to turn the lid of the box into a blackboard
- A UNICEF school in a box costs £160/ €185. That’s less than £1 per seat on an easyJet plane. Just one flight could fund a whole school in a box to provide education for over 40 children
- Even a small amount of change makes a huge difference. Just £2/ €2 could provide pencils for 200 children.
Look out for collections on board when you fly with easyJet between 1 July and 30 September and donate your spare change to help build a safer world for every child.
How Change for Good donations help children
The Change for Good partnership of UNICEF and easyJet raises money and awareness for children around the world.
easyJet does not retain any of the money that is donated by customers on our flights.
Travelex, which collects and processes the coins and notes from airports around Europe for easyJet, makes a charge for this process and converts non-Sterling donations into UK currency. This is a standard practice for charity collections where the donations have to be processed, transported and converted into a different currency.
UNICEF also retain some funds to cover administrative and other costs. These funds allow UNICEF to develop the Change for Good partnership, so that more money can be raised for children in the future.
This means that in 2018 for every £1 (or equivalent) donated, 84p went to UNICEF’s work for children around the world.