Change for change

Change for change

Your unwanted currency can create big changes for children in Malawi

Do you have any leftover foreign currency or old British coins or notes lying around, cluttering up your drawers? If so, we can help! 

Your unwanted currency can raise valuable funds for Open Arms Malawi, giving vulnerable children in Malawi the chance of a brighter future. 

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How does it work?

We have partnered with to provide an easy way for you to get rid of your unwanted currency, whilst raising vital funds for Open Arms Malawi.   

They convert all currency sent to them, add on an extra 5% and send the funds directly to our charity.  

Your small change really can create big change for children in Malawi!

How do I donate?

It's simple! All you need to do is:

  1. Download and fill in our currency exchange form: charity-exchange-form-open-arms-malawi.pdf (
  2. Pack and post your currency, along with the form, to: at LOC, Unit 1 Portland Business Centre, Manor House Lane, Datchet SL3 9EG


If you live locally to our Harrogate office, you can leave your donations at the front desk in Community House, 46-50 East Parade, HG1 5RR, Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm. Small packages can be posted through the letter box at Community House outside of these hours. Please seal with tape in a strong envelope/parcel and mark FAO Open Arms Malawi.

If you live locally but are unable to get to the office, please get in contact and we will try to arrange a collection. 



You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or British, in current circulation or old currency. 

HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TO OPEN ARMS MALAWI? donates the complete exchange value plus an extra 5% to Open Arms Malawi.  There are no fees or commission.  If you donate directly through you will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donated and this information will be forwarded on to Open Arms Malawi. 


You can but you don’t have to.  It will be sorted and counted free of charge if you send it directly to or if you send/deliver it directly to our Open Arms Malawi office. You can send multiple currencies together.


If sending in the post please watch this video on how to package your currency. Leftover Currency: How to Package and Post Your Currency - YouTube


We recommend using a recorded/tracked delivery service such as 2nd Class Royal Mail signed for.  If you are sending from the UK and sending directly to they may be able to refund postage costs in certain circumstances:

For parcels under 2KG: If the value is £30 or more they will refund the whole cost (£4.69). If the value is under £30 they will refund half the postage (£2.35), however these refunds will be added to the exchange value sent to Open Arms Malawi and will not be refunded to individuals. 

For parcels over 2kg please contact and they will send you a free UPS label.  If the value is under £50 half the price of postage will be deducted from the exchange value paid to Open Arms Malawi, but no cost will be involved for the sender.  

Please contact them prior to sending to confirm this.

Together we can do more!

Why not ask friends, family or colleagues if they have spare currency lying around too and send it in together. What about your school, workplace or community groups? Could you all club together and see how much you can collect? You’ll be amazed at how the little amounts add up. The more you can collect, the more children we can help!

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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