Support children in need with your regular donation

Poverty, conflicts, disasters and crises are reasons why children suffer worldwide. Save the Children works to ensure that every child grows up healthy, has access to education and is protected from violence and exploitation.

As a non-political, non-religious, and independent organisation, we rely heavily on donations from private individuals. Without our generous donors, our work for the world’s most vulnerable children would not be possible.

For this reason, we rely on fundraising channels such as Face-to-Face, which provides the opportunity for potential donors to have direct conversations with our experienced fundraisers. Below you will find useful information about our Face-to-Face campaigns.

Contact us for more information by phone 044 267 74 70 or email

Donor Service Save the Children Switzerland

Face-to-Face fundraising is a fundraising method through which we acquire new monthly donors through a direct conversion with our experienced and trained fundraisers either on the street, in public spaces such as shopping malls or other, and/or at the doorstep. Every year, Save the Children recruits roughly around 300,000 new monthly donors worldwide through Face-to-Face fundraising.
Every day, our fundraisers talk to 100's of interested members of the public about our projects and explain how one can become a donor to help children in need with a regular monthly donation. This makes Face-to-Face fundraising an extremely valuable tool for us as a NGO.

Regular donations allow us to plan our project work sustainably so that we can make a real difference for children around the world. In addition, personal contact is very important to us: door-to-door and street campaigns provide the donor with ample opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.

With your regular contribution you help us to support children immediately and permanently. Regular donations are very important for our project work because predictable donations make it easier for us to design our projects for children in the long term and guarantee their lasting effect. As a monthly regular, you will receive the Save the Children magazine three times a year. It provides you with background information on our work in Switzerland and worldwide. You will also find out how your donations are used.

As a monthly regular donor, you can support children in need from CHF 20 per month.

All Face-to-Face activities are managed by our Face-to-Face Manager who is employed by Save the Children. The fundraisers, who approach interested members of the public, are employed by our external partners. We carefully select our external partners, and fundraisers are continuously trained on appropriate fundraising behavior and our quality standards. All fundraisers receive a fixed salary, to which additional bonuses may be added based on qualitative performance indicators.

You may meet a Save the Children Fundraiser at your doorstep or at an information stand on the street. Our Fundraisers always wear red Save the Children clothing and carry an ID card. They do not accept cash or donations in kind. If you would like to support children in need, you can fill out a form for a regular monthly donation. If you meet our Fundraisers at work, feel free to say hello. They will be happy to inspire you with our cause and show you how you can help.

Save the Children Switzerland is Zewo-certified and thus commits itself to comply with the 21 specified standards, whereby fundraising is part of these quality criteria. The Zewo seal of approval is awarded to trustworthy aid organizations and guarantees responsible, purposeful, economic and effective use of the donations entrusted to us. The Zewo Foundation regularly checks compliance with standards.

Our teams can be found all year round across all three language regions in Switzerland.

We strive to make every conversation at the door or on the street a positive and pleasant one. We do therefore take all feedback seriously and address it with our external partners. Would you like to share your feedback with us? We would be happy to hear from you by email at or by phone at 044 267 74 70.


Every donation counts and is used where help is most urgently needed.

Your regular donation