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Finnair and UNICEF collect 55,000 euros for Schools for Asia

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Carried out over the Christmas and New Year period, the 18th Change for Good collection for UNICEF on Finnair’s international flights once again lead to a heartening result.

During the six-week long campaign period, Finnair’s customers donated a total of 55,490.93 euros in the special envelopes placed in aircraft seat pockets and collection boxes at Helsinki Airport. Additionally, Finnair Plus customers donated more than 2 million Finnair Plus points to UNICEF. “Warm thanks to all our customers who have once again given their support to our traditional Change for Good collection,” says Arja Suominen, SVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility. “I also want to thank our employees and partners who have participated in the collection. The campaign targeted the UNICEF Schools for Asia program. We believe that education is the foundation of a better future.”

UNICEF’s Schools for Asia campaign supports children’s schooling in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, East Timor, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam. The campaign aims to provide children with qualified teachers, safe and clean school facilities, and well-designed curricula that include life-skills education in health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and HIV prevention. In order to achieve permanent and positive change, UNICEF works together with local authorities and village communities.

Finnair Plus loyalty customers can donate their points to UNICEF throughout the year. All spare coins can also always be dropped off at any of the permanent collection boxes around Helsinki Airport.

Since 1994 Finnair and its customers have donated over 1.2 million euros to UNICEF.

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