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CHANGE for Good is a part­ner­ship be­tween UNICEF and the in­ter­na­tional air­line in­dus­try. Es­tab­lished in 1987, it’s one of UNICEF’s best-known al­liances. Un­used cur­rency col­lected from pas­sen­gers is con­verted to life-sav­ing ma­te­ri­als and ser­vices for the world’s need­i­est chil­dren.

Ten air­lines are in­volved — Aer Lin­gus, Al­i­talia, All Nip­pon Air­ways, Amer­i­can Air­lines, Asiana Air­lines, Bri­tish Air­ways, Cathay Pa­cific, Fin­nair, Ja­pan Air­lines and Qan­tas— and their cabin crews col­lect spare coins and notes in spe­cial en­velopes dis­trib­uted to pas­sen­gers.

Funds are trans­ferred to UNICEF pro­grams in more than 150 coun­tries. Change for Good has raised more than $US70 mil­lion ($75 mil­lion). Other air­lines run sim­i­lar on­board col­lec­tions, such as Vir­gin At­lantic’s Change for Chil­dren. www.unicef.org www.vir­gin-at­lantic.com

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