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Thanks to your donations, we are able to provide concrete aid and lasting solutions to thousands of children in need. Together, we can defend their right to a happy childhood and a better future.

Make a one-off
donation

Help protect children affected by a specific humanitarian crisis or allow us to assign your donation where it is most needed by choosing the general support section.  

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Our emergency aid focuses primarily on helping children and their close relations by providing vital support in the following areas:

  • Urgent medical care for children and their mothers
  • Distribution of basic necessities (shelter, blankets, cooking utensils, hygiene items, clothing, etc.)
  • Access to drinking water and reparation of sanitation systems
  • Psychological and social support and the creation of child-friendly areas
MAKE A DONATION

Become a sponsor

By becoming a sponsor, you can make a lasting difference to the future of children living in hardship.

For as little as 1 franc per day, you can provide housing and a safe environment for three children who have experienced abuse.

Become a life changer.

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Our sponsorship programme offers you the possibility to provide lasting support to children, starting from just CHF 1.- a day:

  • You do not support one child but several.
  • You provide long-term support to children.
  • We support the children directly and you are right by their side with us.
  • Your contributions help ensure lasting security for children.
  • 86% of the donations go directly to our child relief projects.

Your sponsorship is for an initial period of one year. However, you may cancel it at any time.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive the following items by post:

  • Additional information about your sponsorship
  • Pay-in slips for each contribution made
  • Our quarterly magazine, Courage, and leaflets (related to humanitarian crises) to keep you informed of our projects
  • In early February of each year, you will receive a certificate showing your donations for tax deduction purposes

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Become a patron

By becoming a patron, you stand up and help Terre des hommes fight for the respect of the rights of the child. Through your commitment, you also become an ambassador for children's rights.

Thanks to your annual commitment of CHF 75.-, you help provide children with the decent living conditions to which they are entitled.

Get involved in children’s rights.

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In addition to your membership card, you will receive:

  • Our quarterly magazine, Courage, to keep you informed of our projects and activities on the ground.
  • In early February of each year, you will receive a certificate showing your donations for tax deduction purposes.
BECOME A PATRON

We accept payment by credit card, Postfinance, payment slip and LSV.

Where do your donations go?

86% of donations are directly allocated to our children's aid projects. Our administrative costs account for just 14%.

Guarantee

As a ZEWO-certified organisation, we undertake to use all donations made to us in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Security

All transactions are secured by the Ogone payment system and encrypted with SSL.

As a mother, I am constantly wondering: where will this child be in five years' time? As a doctor, I am more concerned about the social consequences. It is this combination of emotions and pragmatism that makes Tdh capable of making a difference.

Charulata Banerjee, Regional advisor to Tdh on health programmes in Asia

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FAQ

Will my donation really be used to help children in need?

Yes, the use of all donations and expenses is monitored. The ZEWO certificate guarantees that we are a nonprofit charity. 86% of the donations goes directly to our child relief projects, 14% is used for the functioning of our headquarters and for communication and fundraising campaigns.

Can I make a donation for a country where you do not have any projects?

We place top priority on respecting donors’ wishes. In order to do effective, lasting work, Tdh focuses its efforts and resources in projects in around 30 countries. We therefore suggest that you support a project in one of these countries. If you do not express any special wishes, we will use your donation wherever it is most urgently needed.

Why don’t you offer the possibility to sponsor an individual child?

Terre des hommes does not propose sponsorships of individual children for several reasons:

  • A child is not welfare-dependent;
  • Administrative costs are excessive;
  • Tdh does not wish to create inequalities among children in a same group;
  • ZEWO (Swiss certification for charities) advises against this type of sponsorship.

Our sponsorship programme offers you the possibility to provide lasting support to children, starting from just CHF 1.- a day:

  • You do not support one child but several.
  • You provide long-term support to children.
  • We support the children directly and you are right by their side with us.
  • Your contributions help ensure lasting security for children.
  • 86% of the donations go directly to our child relief projects.

What is a "patron"?

Every single child has rights…

A patron stands up and helps Terre des hommes to fight for the respect of the rights of the child.

Thanks to an annual commitment of CHF 75.-, he/she helps provide children with the decent living conditions to which they are entitled and becomes an ambassador for child rights.

How can I make a donation after a specific event (marriage, birth, etc.)?

You can arrange a fund collection during a specific event, for example at a wedding or memorial service. To do so, simply call our donation service on +41 58 611 0611 and provide them with the following details: name of the married couple or the deceased and the contact details of the family member organising the collection. The latter will receive an update each fortnight informing them of the amount received.

Get involved

There are multiple ways to help children and support our work.

Become a volunteer

Put your skills to use and devote some of your free time to helping children.

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Philanthropy

Tailor-made programs for philanthropists intersted in supporting our work.

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Partnerships

Discover the different forms of partnerships which can help children in need.

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Take part in one of
events in Switzerland

Every year, we organise several major events throughout the country.

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