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When will my donation be deducted?

a) If you sign up through the phone or with one of our fundraisers, you will be able to choose to have your monthly gifts made to UNICEF through your credit card or bank account on either the 1st* or 15th* of each month.

*your statements will show that your gifts are transacted on or around the 1st or 15th of each month due to holidays or weekends.

b) If giving online, your gifts will be transacted to your credit card on the same day each month. For example, if you choose to make a monthly donation of $15 today, your next donation of $15 will be automatically charged to your account in exactly one month to the day, and each subsequent month thereafter.

When will I receive my tax receipt?

At the end of each calendar year, we consolidate your annual monthly donations and send you a single tax receipt. You can ask to receive your receipt by email or by regular mail. E-receipts are typically sent in January and mailed paper tax receipts are sent in February each year. In order to send your tax receipt, your current mailing address is required.

We are so grateful for any additional gifts you make throughout the year, and you will be receipted for these donations separately.

If you have not received your tax receipt by March 4, or to update your contact information or request a duplicate receipt, please contact us by phone at 1-888-923-KIND (5463) or by email at Duplicate receipts may take up to 14 business days to process.

Can I choose or direct my monthly donations to specific projects or countries?

As a monthly donor, your donations provide support where the need is the greatest. Monthly donors fund long-term programs that improve the lives of all children. Because UNICEF focuses on helping as many children as possible, you can trust that your donations are going to where the need is greatest each and every month.

Why is it better to become a monthly donor than to give a one-time donation to UNICEF?

We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to children in need all around the world. When you sign up to become a monthly donor, you enable us to:

  • Effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions to make a lasting impact for children.
  • Have extra supplies ready in areas where emergencies are likely to occur because of climate conditions or political instability.
  • Respond to children’s needs wherever it is most urgently required. You might also find that a smaller monthly donation can be less of a burden on your budget than a larger one-time gift.

What are the ways I can make my monthly donation?

You can make your monthly donation by credit card or directly through your bank account.

How can I update my contact and payment details?

To change any of your details, including updating your credit card or address, please contact us directly at 1-888-923-KIND (5463) or through email at

How much of my donation is spent on UNICEF’s program work for children?

Please click here to learn more about how your support is helping children and families.

Can I update my contact and payment details on the website?

Unfortunately, not at this time.