What your donation will be used for
You decide where and what you want to support: If you donate to projects in Switzerland, no money will go abroad. If you decide on one of our projects abroad, it will only be used there. If you don't state a donation purpose, the money will be used where we currently need the most funds. A small percentage of each donation also ensures that the Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen (AR) can be financed.
How much money is used for administration
In order to use the donations optimally, we keep the administrative effort as small as possible. For example, many of our employees work part-time. We show the exact figures in the annual report (available as PDF)
How the donations are collected
A large proportion of private donations still reach us via payment slip. Like many other aid organizations in Switzerland, we work together with the provider RaiseNow.
How we protect your identity
We treat your personal data as strictly confidential and only use it for the purpose of processing donations.
We answer more questions and answers on our Questions and Answers page.
Would you like to let your commitment to children and education continue to have an effect beyond your existence? Then you can include the Pestalozzi Children's Foundation in your will. You give children future prospects through education and promote peaceful dialogue between cultures.
Support what is close to your heart: the education and exchange projects in the Pestalozzi Children's Village or our international education projects.
As a member of the Circle of Friends, you support us with a regular contribution. Your donation will be used where it is most needed.
Happiness doubles when shared. Let other people share in your happiness. You can pass on a little piece of happiness with small collection campaigns such as sponsored runs, book sales or birthday parties by supporting the projects of the Pestalozzi Children's Foundation with your project.
Donations in kind can also make an important contribution to supporting our projects in Trogen and abroad. Please contact us in advance to clarify current requirements.
From May 2023 we will be on the road with our information stand campaign in German-speaking Switzerland. For several months, sponsors are recruited in the inner cities and train stations on our behalf and the public is informed about our work. This is how we ensure that we receive independent funding to carry out our projects.
We will be present with an information stand at the following locations in August:
02 August 2023: Liestal Rathausstrasse, Wallisellen SBB
August 03, 2023: Zurich Bahnhofstrasse
August 04, 2023: Bremgarten Spittelbrunnen
August 07, 2023: Zurich Bellevue
August 08, 2023: Lucerne Archway
August 09, 2023: Brugg Neumarkt
August 10, 2023: Brugg SBB
August 11, 2023: Zurich Hirschenplatz
August 14, 2023: Horgen SBB
August 15, 2023: Zurich Hardstrasse
17 August 2023: Solothurn SBB
August 18, 2023: Zurich Scheffelstrasse
August 21, 2023: Rapperswil main square
August 22, 2023: Zurich Altstetterplatz
August 23, 2023: Aarau Igelweid
24 August 2023: Romanshorn SBB
August 25, 2023: Zurich Lintheschergasse
28 August 2023: Rapperswil SBB
August 29, 2023: Lucerne Schwanenplatz
August 30, 2023: Zurich Theaterstrasse