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Thinking of sponsoring a child? 

Why not become a ‘Global Parent’ and help
transform the lives of children throughout the world!

If you're looking to sponsor a child, why not join the huge number of Aussies who have become a Global Parent instead – our alternative and much-loved way of giving regular, life-transforming support.

By becoming a Global Parent, you're supporting vulnerable children throughout the world and we’ll keep you up to date with how your generous support is helping make a huge difference, rather than focusing on the story of just one child.

Become a Global Parent today and you can make a huge difference to the lives of millions of children.

UNICEF Global Parents support children at every stage of early life

Where will my monthly donations go?

At UNICEF we believe all children should have access to their basic human rights, so your contribution is targeted to where it is needed most.

Together we can help provide for
where the need is greatest

Select your donation details

Please enter or select your amount

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Calculate your potential tax benefit here.

If you'd prefer to make your donation over the phone, please call our Supporter Relations team on 1300 884 233.

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Monthly giving FAQs

When will my donation be deducted?
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Your first donation will be deducted the day you sign up to be a Global Parent. Subsequent donations will be deducted on the 15th of every month, or the nearest business day.
Will I receive a receipt?
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Yes. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement that details all of your transactions with UNICEF for those 12 months. We send our donor receipts annually to save on our administration costs, however you can request a receipt at any time by contacting us on 1300 134 071.
Can I choose which appeal gets my monthly Global Parent donation?
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No. As a Global Parent, your monthly donations support long-term programs that provide essential support to improve the lives of all children. Because UNICEF focuses on helping as many children as possible, you can rest assured that your funds are going where they are currently needed the most each month.
Why is it better to become a Global Parent than to give a one-off donation to UNICEF?
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We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to children in need all around the world. When you pledge to donate monthly, you enable us to:
  • More effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for children
  • Have extra supplies ready in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required at the time
You might also find that a smaller monthly donation can be less of a burden on your budget than a larger one-off gift. 
What are the ways I can make my monthly donation?
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You can make your monthly donation by credit card or direct debit. Please note that credit card is UNICEF’s preferred method for payment. Unfortunately we are unable to take monthly donations via PayPal or Bpay.
How can I update my contact and payment details?
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To change any of your details, including updating your credit card or address, please provide your name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844

Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th of each month. As such, for notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before your details are updated.
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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Everything we do at UNICEF is done with the world’s children in mind first. For every dollar donated by the Australian public in 2014:
  • 74 cents went directly to programs that support children, including long-term development and responding to emergencies
  • 19 cents covered the cost of developing and retaining our supporter base, and helped UNICEF Australia attract donors to fund life-saving programs for children
  • 7 cents helped keep our Sydney office running, and paid for administration and ensuring we remain transparent and accountable to our donors and to maintain reserves.
For more information on where donations go, and where they come from, please see our 2014 Annual Report
Can I update my contact and payment details on the website?
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Unfortunately, not at this time. However we are making plans to make this functionality available in the near future.
How can I cancel my monthly donation?
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If you would like to cancel your Global Parent donations, please provide your full name, supporter ID (if you know it), phone number and mailing address in a letter or email to:

Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844
Or call our Sydney-based Supporter Relations Team on 1300 134 071.

On receipt, your recurring donation will be cancelled from the following month. Donations are debited on the 15th of each month and files are prepared and sent to the bank on the 11th. As such, for written notification received after the 11th, your next donation may be debited before it can be cancelled.

Please note, you have the option to pause your monthly donation for a few months, for example if your financial situation has changed temporarily. To do this, please contact our Supporter Relations Team on the number above and advise them of how long you’d like to put your monthly donations on hold.