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Donate leftover foreign funds to UNICEF

Turn your spare change into a positive change with on international American Airlines flights.

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For more than 20 years, American Airlines has participated in UNICEF’s Change For Good program that encourages passengers on international flights to donate leftover foreign currency. UNICEF strives to help children in areas around the world who are affected humanitarian issues like hunger, violence and climate change.

As part of this program, American Airline AAdvantage members can donate airline miles to American’s Kids in Need, an organization that supports UNICEF.

You can donate on your flight home, or you can send money to:

UNICEF USA
ATTN: Change for Good Program
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038

How does it work?

When you fly international with American Airlines, a flight attendant passes through the cabin collecting spare coins and bills for the Change for Good program. Some flights play an in-flight video to give passengers more information about the program. You can donate US dollars, as well as foreign currency that you might have left over from your trip.

American Airlines has raised more than $16 million dollars for UNISEC through its Change For Good program.

Where do your coins go?

The Change for Good program supports relief efforts all around world. Some recent examples include the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan, the malnutrition crisis in West Africa, the 2014 Ebola crisis, the 2015 earthquake Nepal, and the ongoing refugee and migrant crises in Syria and neighboring countries.

UNISEF discloses that less than 3% of every dollar donated goes to administrative costs.

Bottom line

Reduce your wallet clutter and help make a difference by donating your leftover foreign coins to UNICEF on your flight or through the mail. Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of children around the world.

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