A fellow organizer in the NAPO family sent this great tip to us, and we want to pass it on to you. Toni Ahlgren of Clearly Organized in San Rafael, California, shared about UNICEF’s “Change for Good” program. Several international airlines collect foreign currencies for UNICEF from their international travelers. Currently, American Airlines does it for the U.S., and other airlines participate in other countries.
But you can mail your foreign coins and paper money directly to UNICEF at this address:
ATTN: Change for Good Program
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
We find little caches of foreign coins and paper money in people’s houses all the time. The leftovers from a trip abroad get stashed in an envelope and filed away or stuck in a drawer. We inherit our parent’s stash of foreign money as well, buried in a desk drawer with some old stamps. Why not let those monies go to benefit children around the world, getting them out of your house (and hair!) forever? Those pennies’ worth to you could be pooled to great benefit for kids.