Show your child the world with Paddington Bear
Sign up for a monthly donation and as a bear-sized thank you, Paddington will send a child in your life a mail package that contains postcards from around the world (and so much more!) every month for 12 months. With each package, they’ll explore a different country with Paddington and learn more about the life of a child who lives there.
Perfect for children aged 4-10, Paddington’s Postcards is a wonderful way to teach your little adventurer about other children, families and communities around the world. And your monthly donation helps UNICEF support children every single day by investing in their health, safety and future all year long.
Everything you and your child will receive from Paddington each month:
A postcard from Paddington. Your child will love receiving a new country’s postcard from Paddington each month.
A story from a child around the world. Learn about the lives of children from different countries and cultures.
Fun and educational activities. These learning activities for kids will spark their imagination. They can all be logged in the travel journal you receive in your welcome pack.
How you are creating positive impact. Information on how you and your child are making a real difference for children with your monthly donation.
Plus stickers, fun fact sheets and more!
How do I sign up?
- Click here to access the sign up page;
- Enter the details of where you’d like your Paddington’s Postcards to be sent;
- Enter your payment information and we’ll send your tax receipt when it’s ready;
- Keep an eye out for your welcome pack in the mail!
In signing up to Paddington's Postcards, you'll be setting up a recurring monthly donation to UNICEF Your gifts will be tax deductible. Your child recipient will receive Paddington's Postcards for 12 months. After this time, your monthly gift will continue and you'll receive ongoing updates about the impact of UNICEF's work. We hope you'll be able to continue to support children's rights to health, water, nutrition and education around the world and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.
Your Questions Answered
1. Is it a one-off payment or a monthly gift?
Paddington's Postcards is a monthly donation to UNICEF Canada. For a minimum of $20 donation per month, your child of choice will receive a mail package that includes an activity book, stickers, fact cards and more. The adventure package will teach your child about the world while also providing a donation to support UNICEF's work for children around the world. You are able to cancel your donation at any time.
2. What is UNICEF doing with my monthly donation?
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories. Your monthly donation will help children around the world by providing them with access to safe water and sanitation, education, healthcare, emergency and survival services as well as other programs that protect and defend the rights of children.
3. What is included in each package?
The Welcome Kit is the first package that your child recipient will receive. It includes materials such as a welcome letter, postcards from Paddington a world map and travel journal. You can let your child recipient know to save these pieces to use with the future monthly packages.
The monthly packages include postcards from Paddington from different countries he has visited. There are activities, stickers, fun fact sheets, children’s stories and so much more!
4. How long will it take to receive a package?
Please allow for up to one month lead time for us to produce, package and ship your monthly packages. In the event that your child's mail package does not arrive, please contact us by emailing our helpful Supporter Experience team at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-567-4483.
5. How do I sign up for someone’s child as a gift?
If you would like to sign up on behalf of a child for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian - you will be asked to confirm that you have received permission to do so when you are entering your information into the donation form.
6. How long is the subscription of mail packages for?
When you sign up to Paddington’s Postcards, you’ll set up monthly donations to UNICEF and receive monthly packs for 12 months. After this time, your monthly gift will continue — we hope you’ll be able to keep supporting our work for every child. Please note if your monthly donation is cancelled during this time, your monthly packages will also be cancelled.
7. What happens when the 12 months are completed?
After this time, your monthly gift will continue — we hope you’ll be able to keep supporting our work to help protect and defend children around the world.
8. Can I sign up for multiple subscriptions?
In order to sign up multiple children who live at different households, you will need to set up separate monthly gifts for each child. If you would like multiple children at the same address to receive a package, please include all children’s names in the first name field.
For more information or if you need to update your subscription you can email our helpful Donor Engagement team at email@example.com or calling 1-800-567-4483.