Become a donor
A donation to UNICEF means you really are making a difference to the lives of children.
From lifesaving medicines to early childhood development, the money you donate will help to protect children and adolescents from disease, abuse and other challenges that society’s most vulnerable too often face.
Thank you for being a force of change by supporting our work!
Why choose UNICEF?
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and relies on donations like yours to fund our vital work. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than any other organisation. In doing so we continue to work towards a world in which all children are safe, educated and healthy.
We get things done. And we are not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
UNICEF was established in 1946.
We have been protecting and promoting children’s rights for over 75 years.
Fundraise in your community
We receive donations in creative and inspiring ways. From school cake sales to birthday celebrations, payroll donations in the workplace, to simply inviting your friends via social media to become donors. Every contribution is valued and we are grateful to the many fundraising volunteers whose efforts ensure that our work never stops.
Need help planning your fundraising event? We’re here to help you raise money every step of the way.
Contact UNICEF South Africa’s fundraising team at SAFemail@example.com or
on WhatsApp on +27 73 156 2648, and we’ll assist you with your fundraising plans.
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How our donors are creating better outcomes for children
Frequently asked questions
UNICEF’s work is funded entirely through the voluntary support of millions of people around the world and our partners in government, civil society and the private sector. UNICEF does not receive any funding from the UN.
For detailed information, go to the latest Annual Report.
UNICEF has a tested system of checks and balances to ensure the proper use of funds, including regular internal and external audits.
Members of our staff conduct regular field visits to monitor spending and progress of the projects that we fund. We also make payments to funded projects in instalments to enable us to assess the impact of previous funding.
If you have been approached by a person claiming to be raising funds for UNICEF and you think they might not be a genuine fundraiser, please contact South Africa’s fundraising team at SAFfirstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp us on +27 73 156 2648 with information on who approached you as well as where and when this took place.
Our operations are nationwide. Working with partners in government, the corporate sector and civil society, UNICEF’s work in education, health and child protection reaches communities across the nine provinces of South Africa.