Why UNICEF India relies on voluntary contributions
UNICEF India relies on the support and donations from businesses and individuals to sustain and expand health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and child protection programmes for all girls and boys in India.
With more than 70 years of history working on the ground in India, in partnership with the Government of India, many people don’t realize that UNICEF relies entirely on donations. Yes, that’s right donations. When it was established globally in 1946 and in 1948 in India, UNICEF was declared the only UN agency that does not receive UN Secretariat funding. In that regard UNICEF relies on donations from people as well as from the private and public sector. In India we rely on donations, including from people of all walks of life, and all the money raised in India stays in India to help reach vulnerable girls and boys across India.
UNICEF India is currently running Individual Giving Campaigns, which involves contacting individuals via Face to Face fundraising on streets, in residential areas, in offices, and shopping malls or markets. You might have seen our team in action already. We also reach out to people via phone and on social media. All of these activities are carried out by authorized fundraisers, and each fundraiser has a valid ID card issued to them. If you have a concern that someone fundraising for UNICEF is not genuine you are encouraged to ask to see their UNICEF Fundraiser ID Card. You can also report back to us any concerns via the below numbers.
All donations to UNICEF are made via authorized campaign links through credit card, debit card, online transfer, or via a processed offline form that enables an auto-debit from your account every month. These links start with the help.unicef.org/in and will have different IP addresses depending on the campaign to help track our donations for each campaign.
UNICEF and its authorized agencies do not accept cash as a donation. If you do experience a situation where cash has been requested, kindly do not proceed with the payment, instead, report this to us using the details below.
In recent years we have been requesting donations to support our work around child survival in India. With the onset of emergencies, the most recent being COVID-19, UNICEF India has set up campaigns for fundraising around emergency supplies.
We take this opportunity to thank everyone who is supporting UNICEF India’s work for children in India, and who has donated.
For any queries/complaints related to Individual giving or fundraising please write to us at: email@example.com or call us at the toll free number - 1800-3000-5898
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