This Christmas rather than sending gifts to customers, choose to make a donation to UNICEF’s Donations instead of Gifts, to help children and families affected by war. A donation is a sensible and sustainable alternative to expensive Christmas presents that helps children in Ukraine. Donate to receive attractive campaign materials from UNICEF Ireland.

Donations instead of Gifts

Show social commitment and help children!  

Special occasions offer an ideal opportunity to show your social commitment. Whether it’s for founding a company, anniversaries and especially on public holidays like Christmas – the best gift is a child’s smile. A donation is a sensible and sustainable alternative to expensive Christmas presents that gives children the chance for a better future. 

How it works: 

Simply donate the amount intended for your Christmas gifts to UNICEF. In return, you will receive attractive campaign materials from us such as web banners or a social media package. In this way you can show your commitment to the children and families of Ukraine to customers and business partners. 

Donate now and send life-saving food, clean water and medicine to children living through winter in Ukraine. 

Families of Ukraine have now endured over nine months of devastation and displacement since the war began. Needs continue to grow. Your contribution will be timely, arriving ahead of the ferocious Ukrainian winter. UNICEF is on the ground and has started planning for winter to ensure that humanitarian aid is in place to support children and families in need.  

Winters in Ukraine are brutal, with biting winds, driving snow and freezing temperatures – sometimes as low as – 20°C. This Christmas, we encourage you to make ” Donations instead of Gifts ” for the children and families of Ukraine and give children the chance for a warmer winter and a better future. 

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How Your Donation Helps

Your company’s donation will help

  • Schools receive winter clothing for students, and fuel and heaters.
  • Hospitals receive fuel, generators and heating pumps.
  • Displaced children get winter clothing.


  • €584 can provide 100 warm blankets to protect children and families against the bitter cold of winter in Ukraine 
  • €1,434.50 can provide 10 winter kits each containing a thermal set, sweater, winter jacket, winter pants, woollen hat, socks and winter hats
  • €3,000 per family (household) with cash transfers, helping families in a crisis do what they believe is best for their children 



These are your campaign materials:

  • Web banner – for your website
  • Email signature – for the footer of outgoing emails
  • Printable insert – for printing and posting in Christmas mailings
  • Social Media asset – to share across all social media platforms

Donations instead of Gifts – your advantages:

  • Positive impression with customers and business partners
  • Meaningful and sustainable commitment to zero waste
  • No time is wasted on gift selection, packaging and shipping
  • Communicate your social commitment at Christmas and use our communication material.



Your donation saves lives

If you believe business should be a force for good chose ‘Donations instead of Gifts’. With your support, UNICEF will continue to fulfil our mission to save lives, protect children’s rights and wellbeing, and build better futures for people who have been forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.  

  • UNICEF is working to ensure that children continue to be cared for.  
  • UNICEF is focusing on rehabilitation of critical infrastructures like hospitals and schools, and ensuring communities and systems are resilient. 
  • UNICEF works to promote breastfeeding and disseminate information about positive behaviours on infant and young child feeding. 
  • UNICEF will expand existing services on child protection, education, health, WASH and social protection schemes. 



Other Ways to Donate 

You can contact our Corporate Partnership team, on 087 096 7744.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children in Ukraine this winter.

Please give warmth to children in Ukraine this winter and make a difference in their lives.

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