December sees one of the highest air passenger traffic with many of us taking time off to bring our families for a well-deserved year end vacation; to reunite with loved ones staying abroad or simply explore new sights and make memories as a family. On board our recent flight back from Korea, we led Dana to do a simple act of kindness by donating our leftover Korean won to Unicef’s ‘Change for Good®’ Programme.
The ‘Change for Good®’ Programme is an inflight fund-raising collaboration between Unicef and major airlines which encourages domestic and international passengers to donate their unwanted change in any currency at the end of their flight. These donations are dispensed by Unicef to benefit the world’s neediest children in over 150 countries (specifically in Haiti and Afghanistan, and across African and Asian regions), many of whom lack basic sanitation, fresh water, nutrition, basic healthcare and not to mention education.
These are the partner airlines this meaningful programme:
•All Nippon Airways (ANA)
•Asiana Airlines •British Airways •Cathay Pacific
After watching an inflight video (similar to this), all we have to do is to drop our foreign notes and coins into Unicef envelopes provided on board, the flight attendants will collect these spare change on Unicef’s behalf to benefit children globally. These coins do add up fast: Unicef has raised more than US$70 million through the launch of the ‘Change for Good®’ Programme in 1987.