Fundraise

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Wendy and Rod raised $2,915 to save children affected by the Horn of Africa Famine in 2011. How? By asking for donations instead of gifts at their wedding! What a fabulous couple.
Wendy and Rod raised $2,915 to save children affected by the Horn of Africa Famine in 2011. How? By asking for donations instead of gifts at their wedding! What a fabulous couple.

Become a Champion!

It’s fantastic that you're interested in fundraising for children. Did you know that UNICEF receives no funding from the UN and relies a 100% on voluntary contributions from people like you?

So no matter how big or small, your fundraising can make a huge impact on the lives of children all around the world.

Fundraising can be great fun and rewarding. Here's some info to help you get started.

Fundraising Ideas

Take a look at our inspirational ideas and A-Z of fundraising events to get your creative juices flowing.

Getting started

Have an idea but not sure how to proceed? Here're a few helpful tips to get you going and ideas on how to make your own donation box.

Set up your online Fundraising page

With your very own Champions page, you can collect donations online - not just at your event! This means that people who can't attend your event can still donate. And it means that you can collect funds before and after the big day!
  • Visit UNICEFChampions.org.nz
  • Create your own personalised page by clicking on 'Be a Champion'
  • Choose a UNICEF project you'd like to fundraise for, e.g. Africa Food Crisis or General Fund. The money you raise will go towards the project you select
  • Personalise your page by uploading photos and adding a bit about yourself
  • Share the link to your page on your facebook page, on twitter, add it to your email signature...the more people you tell, the better. 
  • It's safe and secure for people to donate on your Champion page.

media and publicity

The local media can help make your event a great success. Look at our media and publicity guide for tips and tricks.

How we can help You

We are happy to help you make your event a success. We can provide:
  • Pictures for your donation box
  • Pictures/posters for you to promote your event (or look on our website or facebook page)
  • Sponsorship forms
  • Template press release
  • Videos and powerpoints to show at your event
  • Official UNICEF collector lanyards
  • Plastic bags for coin collections.

Transferring your funds to UNICEF

There are 2 ways you can do this.

1. Transfer the funds UNICEF NZ’s bank account.
Bank:                         ANZ National Bank of New Zealand Ltd.
Account Number:    01-0505-0463764-00
Account Name:        UNICEF NZ
Particulars:               FR 'Your Name'
Email aaron@unicef.org.nz to let us know the date you submit your fundraising and what appeal you want your money to go to (e.g. Africa Food Crisis).

2. Write a cheque to UNICEF NZ and post it to us. Remember to include a note saying what appeal you want your money to go to, and how you fundraised.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you - please share your experiences and photos with us. Email aaron@unicef.org.nz or call 0800 243 575.