Help more babies survive their first 1,000 days of life

The first days of a child’s life should be a time of excitement and joy...

 
Yet, in the developing world, five babies less than a month old die every minute. Many die in their first day. The tragedy is that these deaths are largely from causes that we can prevent.
 
UNICEF focuses on supporting babies to survive their first 1,000 days, and thrive well beyond it.
 
This period is the most critical time for a child’s development and growth, laying the groundwork for the rest of its life. With simple, low-cost interventions during delivery and in the vulnerable days and weeks that follow, we can reduce the number of newborns dying or contracting diseases.
 
By becoming a regular supporter for UNICEF, you join our proud and growing Global Parent family and help provide essential services to ensure that a child’s birthplace does not determine their chance of a healthy life. You will help ensure more community health workers reach mothers and babies at this critical time. And you will help us develop and deliver home-based maternal and newborn care programs for those who cannot access health services.
 
Put simply, your regular support will save lives every month.
 
Will you help us? Become a UNICEF monthly supporter today.
Join Our Global Parent Family Today

UNICEF receives no funding from the UN. We rely on voluntary contributions to reach children in 190 countries with life-saving nutrition, clean water and medical supplies.
Each month, my donation will
give babies the best start in life

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All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. ABN 35 060 581 437. 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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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. 
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.
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 to our friendly Supporter Relations team:

Call: 1300 134 071
Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844
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.
How can I cancel my monthly donation?
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We hope that you'll be able to continue your support for children for months to come, but of course if you need to change or cancel your donation just contact our friendly Supporter Relations team on the details below. 

Call:  1300 134 071
Email: support@unicef.org.au
Mail: PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230
Fax: (02) 9261 2844

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.
How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?
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UNICEF’s approach is to use low-cost, highly effective solutions that work dramatically to improve children’s lives.
 
In 2017 for every dollar donated to UNICEF Australia:
  • 63 cents from every dollar donated to UNICEF Australia went directly to program expenditure, including long term development and emergency response work across both domestic and international programs and community education.
  • 28 cents per dollar went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia to benefit more children across the world. UNICEF Australia reinvests our supporters’ generous donations to grow more funds, meaning that more funds are able to be remitted to the field to support our work with children.
  • 9 cents was spent on UNICEF Australia’s accountability, administration and reserves.For a detailed costing breakdown, please refer to UNICEF Australia’s most recent annual report.