Trinkets 2024: order here (form in Italian)

Once again, more and more people are going hungry, as a result of the climate crisis and armed conflict – they urgently need our support.
Thank you for fighting against hunger with your class!


New trinkets 2024: Soaps

The handmade soaps of Soap-n-Scent come from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Each piece is a unique work of art, made with care and expertise.

Fairness is the focus at Soap-n-Scent. The company creates jobs for women and men, offers fair wages and is committed to social responsibility. The soaps are made from high-quality, natural ingredients and are produced without environmentally harmful palm oil.

Watch the trinkets being made:

Information for teachers

Each box you order from us contains 20 small works of art and is worth 120 francs – this corresponds to a selling price of six francs per piece.

10% of the proceeds go to your class kitty, for you to spend on an excursion, for example. For you as a teacher, participation is risk-free and uncomplicated. Any unsold trinkets will be taken back with no questions asked. The order will be delivered to your school on your chosen date together with exciting lesson materials.

What your students will learn

The experience of selling directly from person to person is valuable for the students and promotes important skills in a playful way. The trinket sale offers your class a great educational experience and benefits them in many other ways too:

  • Promotion of social skills: civil courage and solidarity
  • Promotion of methodological competencies: money management
  • Promotion of personal skills: enjoyment of helping others
  • 10% of the proceeds may be kept back for the class kitty
  • No financial risk: unsold trinkets are taken back
  • A thank-you note for every child
  • Accident insurance for children during the sale
  • Free teaching material for one lesson

Want to help without leaving the classroom? With our digital trinket challenge you can!

Want to help without leaving the classroom? With our digital trinket challenge you can!

Every class counts!

The trinket sale

  • generates 10% of our donation income
  • raises about 1 million francs
  • helps 100,000 people in developing countries

The fact that the President of the Swiss Confederation makes time each year to visit four school classes who have sold trinkets also should how valuable the SWISSAID trinket sale is.

A personal thank-you from the Federal Council

In the past two years, the traditional trinket sale by school classes was severely limited by the pandemic, but it was held again as usual in 2022. 200,000 Swiss francs were raised for poor families in developing countries thanks to the dedicated participation of the schoolchildren. This valuable support helps to improve the living conditions and future opportunities of children in poor regions around the world.

Selected classes are each given the opportunity to meet the Federal President on Federal Council Day. In 2020, due to the Corona pandemic, the children received a video message from Simonetta Sommaruga instead of a handshake.  -> Watch the video here

On 14 December 2022, President Ignacio Cassis received 2 classes at the Bernerhof near the Federal Palace. He thanked them warmly for their valuable commitment and answered some of their questions.

Register your school class now and place an order for 2023 (form in Italian)

Register your school class now and place an order for 2023