Foreign coins needed by the poor

The Commonwealth Bank is accepting foreign coins from the public throughout July in support of UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund. Mr Ross McEwan, Group Executive of the Commonwealth Bank’s Retail Bank, said he was pleased the Group could help UNICEF make a difference for children around the world.

“Throughout July we are pleased to open up our branch network, the largest financial services network in Australia, to offer the opportunity to those people in the community who may have leftover foreign coins and wish to make an important contribution to help children in developing countries.”

UNICEF Australia Chief Executive, Carolyn Hardy, said that now, more than ever, loose change, no matter how small, could make a big difference. “The timing and impact of the catastrophe caused by the global financial crisis is proving extraordinarily cruel for some of the poorest people on the planet. We’re very grateful for the Commonwealth Bank’s support for children through UNICEF,” she said.

Source: Commonwealth Bank