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Who's Involved?

  • Irish Heart Foundation
  • Irish Autism Action
  • St. Francis Hospice
  • Gaisce
  • Our Lady's Hospice


Who's Helping?

  • Irish Greyhound Board
  • IT Force
  • Pat McDonnell Paints
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Greenes Shoes
  • Iarnród Éireann
  • Glanbia Country Life
  • Bus Éireann
  • Tierneys
  • Hickeys Home Focus
  • Korkys
  • The Natural Bakery
  • Supervalu
  • The Tshirt Company
  • GBK
  • The Bagel Factory
  • YO! Sushi
  • AIB
  • Cara
  • Dublin Bus
  • Lynk
  • Ely
  • Tiger
  • Toni & Guy
  • The Three Arena
  • Albany Home Decor
  • Abrakebabra
  • MSL
  • Sam McCauleys
  • O'Briens

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Donate your coppers to Change for Charity!!   

Drop your coins into any AIB or Bank of Ireland

No queuing or counting... Simply drop your coppers into one of the Change for Charity Collection Units!   ​

There are 35 MILLION EURO in coppers sitting in Irish homes unused

Don't waste them... Let us put them to work for Irish charities!

 

            

 

What is Change for Charity:

"Change for Charity" is based on the Central Bank's rounding initiative which has been confirmed for Wednesday 28 October 2015. We are asking you to donate your unwanted 1c and 2c coins to us to help support a number of Irish charities.

Retail Outlets and Banks:                       

We have a number of retail partners on board, who are supporting the campaign by allowing collection units in their outlets. The units are NOW in all our retail stores, banks, shopping centres and schools.

Where does the funding go?

The profits of the campaign will be divided 6 ways – equally to the 5 charities listed and the 6th strand of income will be reserved for smaller charities, community projects, and youth groups who would like to apply for smaller amounts of funding but don’t have the resources to be involved in the overall project.

Want to become a Change for Charity Ambassador?

You can become an Ambassador by asking 10 of your friends to ask 10 of their friends to collect as many 1c and 2c coins as possible and return them to you or your local Bank of Ireland or AIB. See "How Do I Get Involved" for more information.

How To Get Involved

Individuals

Become a "Change for Charity" Ambassador by:

  • Asking friends and family to donate their 1c and 2c coins to you.
  • Organise a get together with friends and family to collect 1c and 2c coins.
  • Get your local community groups, sport groups, youth groups, etc. to get involved.
  • Help create a "Nationwide Snowball Effect". Ask 10 friends to donate their coins to you and ask them to ask 10 of their friends.

Schools

 You can grant permission for students of any age to take home individual collection boxes and allow centrally located floor standing collection units in the school.

 

Retailers

  • Simply grant permission for counter top or floor standing containers to be located in your outlet(s) for all or part of the campaign. 
  • Donate 1c and 2c coins from your tills for a designated period of the campaign.
  • Get your staff involved by creating cross-store competitions or by having a staff fundraising day.

Sponsors

  • Your branding will  be on all printed material, our website and all social media. Contact us for more information on how you can become a sponsor.

Schools

 

Hometown supporting Change for Charity

Primary Schools

What do we have to do to be involved?

  • You can grant permission for students of any age to take home individual collection boxes and allow centrally located floor standing collection units in the school.
  • You can grant permission for a floor standing unit to be located in your school so pupils and staff can simply put their coins into it on a regular basis.
  • If you are connected with a secondary school, perhaps your TY student could help get the younger classes involved.
  • Organise a competition in your school and link it to us on social media.

Secondary Schools

What do we have to do?

  • It is hoped that Transition year students will participate and perhaps distribute boxes to other classes in their schools if permitted.
  • Encourage your friends to get involved by taking collection boxes to your local Rugby, GAA, Hockey or sports and social clubs in order to maximize the number of coins collected.   
  • There will be opportunities to incentivise schools by creating awards for certain targets met.
  • Allow a floor standing unit to be located in the school to make it easy for all pupils to put coins in even if they don’t have an individual collection box. Staff can also drop coins in this way.
  • Have a competition with your teachers or students to see who can collect the most coins. You can then link your competition to our social media.

One of the priorities for Norma Smurfit, is to get as many schools and young people involved in the campaign as possible as she has always believed in the power of supporting young people who are the future and has supported disadvantaged youth in Ireland through many charities.

If you feel you would like your school to be involved in this nationwide collection but perhaps in a different way, please let us know as we would be happy to discuss how to make this as easy as possible for anyone involved.

 

Locations

Email: info@changeforcharity.ie                                                Phone : +353 86 8898190

For a full list of locations, please download pdf or view map below

 

Every AIB & Bank of Ireland in the country has a Change for Charity collection unit.

No queuing or counting... Simply drop your coppers into one of the units!

 

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