Orange Sale


Can we motivate you to join in the largest Swiss humanitarian street campaign? Show your good side and volunteer as helper in the annual Orange Sale of Terre des hommes.

Oranges for treating children

Too many children worldwide have no access to medical care and die from harmless diseases. Terre des hommes is committed to ensuring that the capacity of health systems will be strengthened in developing countries in order to improve the treatment of children. In more severe cases, we offer the opportunity for children to be operated in hospitals in Switzerland.

To help these children in need, the next edition of the traditional orange sale of Terre des hommes take place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12th of March 2016 in all over Switzerland. During two days, more than 1,500 volunteers and ambassadors are committed to our mission and offers oranges against a donation.

All help counts, whether you come for three or four hours, or for the whole day. Fill in the online form giving the date, time and place where you can help. Your local volunteer group will then contact you about the next step.

Help that bears fruit!

Through the presence and dedication of volunteers at the points of sale, Terre des hommes managed to collect almost CHF 800,000 in 2015. With this, Terre des hommes financed its health programs in more than 15 countries.

The traditional orange sale, which Terre des hommes has been organizing for over 50 years, gives passers-by the opportunity to donate 3 Swiss francs for an orange, thus taking the first step towards curing a child's illness.

Examples of what Terre des hommes can finance through the sale of oranges:
• one orange @ CHF 3: one medical examination
• three oranges @ CHF 9: safe drinking water for two weeks
• five oranges @ CHF 15: five balanced meals
• ten oranges @ CHF 30: two weeks' hospital treatment

Company participation?

Join as a company this big solidarity movement and buy one or more orange boxes. Share your social engagement with your employees, customers or business partners and offer them a nice dose of “Vitamin C” with our oranges.

Order your orange boxes simply and conveniently here.

In 2015, over 1,200 companies took part in this action and thus encouraged our teams on the field to continue their relentless mission to children in need of basic medical care. Many thanks to all the companies who have generously supported us!

Read more about the orange sale.

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