Change for Good

Change for Good is an innovative partnership between UNICEF and the international airline industry. Established in 1987, it is one of UNICEF's best-known and longest-running partnerships. Currently twelve international airlines support the Change for Good program. Thanks to the generous support of customers and participating airlines, the global Change for Good program has generated more than $130 million which has contributed to UNICEF’s efforts to helping save and improve the lives of millions of children around the world.

In the United States, American Airlines has been the participating airline of the program since 1994. Travelers on selected international American Airlines flights can donate unused U.S. and foreign currencies onboard the aircraft to help UNICEF in its mission to reduce the number of preventable childhood deaths from 17,000 per day to zero. Customers may also make donations in Admirals Club® lounges (except Latin America).

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Send Us Your Unused Foreign Currency Today

If you are unable to donate your foreign currency on an American Airlines flight or at an Admirals Club, you can still support Change for Good by sending your gift to the following address:

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
ATTN: Change for Good Program
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038

As donations of foreign coins are processed in bulk by a third party vendor, please note that the acknowledgment you receive for your donation will not specify the amount of your gift.

Volunteer as a "Champion for Children": Special Opportunity for American Airlines Employees

American Airlines and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are working together to save and improve children's lives by creating an opportunity for American‘s employees to get involved in UNICEF's Change for Good program. "Champions for Children" is a volunteer program designed to empower flight attendants, Admirals Club staff and other American Airlines employees to take action for children as they perform everyday work duties.

Change for Good on American Airlines is proudly supported by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). Change for Good on American Airlines could not exist without the incredible volunteer support of Champions for Children.

Registered Champions for Children access a special website created exclusively for them. (Please note that the Champions for Children program is only open to American Airlines employees.) To learn more or to become a Champion for Children, you may visit "Employee Programs" on Jetnet, the American Airlines corporate intranet.

RECENT CHANGE FOR GOOD NEWS

Congratulations to American Airlines, the 2015 UNICEF Children First award recipient!

On April 24th, 2015, UNICEF hosted its first ever Children First: An Evening with UNICEF event in Dallas, TX. American Airlines was the recipient of the inaugural UNICEF Children First award, celebrating more than 20 years of commitment to raising awareness and funds for children worldwide through UNICEF’s Change for Good Program. American Airlines Vice President of InFlight Service, Hector Adler, along with Change for Good flight attendant volunteers John Bush, Julie Mucciacciaro, Laura Schultz, and Gay Zara accepted the award on behalf of the airline.

The program celebrated its twentieth anniversary in December 2014 and has raised an impressive $10.8 million dollars since 1994. Donations have supported UNICEF’s HIV/AIDS programs; provided unrestricted funding worldwide; supported country-specific projects; and funded critical emergency relief efforts. American Airlines has also donated miles toward staff travel and to support the UNICEF Experience Dallas for three years.

Click here and here to check out media coverage from the event, and here to view a video celebrating 20 years of partnership.

2015 UNICEF Field Visit to Bolivia

Each year, Champions for Children have the opportunity to vote on a UNICEF project to support with a portion of funds collected through Change for Good. In 2014, Champions for Chlidren voted to direct funding to support a UNICEF project in Bolivia providing maternal and neonatal health services for children. In March 2015, four flight attendant Champions for Children participated in a UNICEF field visit to Bolivia where they saw this program first-hand and witnessed Change for Good collections in action.

Check out a blog post from the trip.

Change for Good on American Airlines Participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF for the Sixth Consecutive Year

As the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s longest running grassroots campaign, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF joined forces again with UNICEF’s Change for Good program on American Airlines, a volunteer-based effort. For the sixth consecutive year, American Airlines customers and employees had the opportunity to help save and improve children’s’ lives around the world through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. On Oct. 24-31, 2014, American Airlines employee volunteers, known as Champions for Children, made a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF-themed announcement on select international American Airlines flights and collected donations of foreign and domestic currency from customers to support Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. American Airlines employees also had the opportunity to participate in the campaign throughout the month.