Chaîne du Bonheur
Rue des Maraîchers 8
Case postale 132
1211 Genève 8

Tel.: 058 458 12 12
Fax: 058 458 12 39
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Teletext page 379 (RTS)

German speaking regions of Switzerland: Postal address / Social Aid

Schwarztorstrasse 21
3007 Bern

Tel.: 058 458 12 12
Fax: 058 458 12 39
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Teletext page 379 (SRF)

Office Zurich: Public and Partner Relations

Glückskette (SRF)
Fernsehstrasse 1-4
8052 Zürich
Tel.: 058 458 12 12

Person responsible: Priska Spörri

Office Ticino

Catena della Solidarietà
Casella postale
6903 Lugano

Person responsible: Eugenio Jelmini, delegate Ticino

Tel. 091 803 95 58
Fax 091 803 90 95
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Media Contact

Indications for donations

Postal account: 10-15000-6 / Swiss Solidarity - Glückskette, 1211 Genf 8
IBAN: CH82 0900 0000 1001 5000 6
Swiss Post - Postfinance, CH-3030 Bern

Swiss Solidarity is a foundation, started as an initiative of the Swiss public media SRG SSR | Partnership & collaboration

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One picture often says more than a thousand words. Thanks to the partnership with the internationally operating Swiss picture agency Keystone, Swiss Solidarity has free and rapid access to recent pictures at any time. 

The Keystone picture agency takes a Swiss view of our country and the world. A team of 20 full-time photographers throughout Switzerland as well as international partner agencies ensure that no current event is missed. As the largest picture agency in Switzerland, Keystone has an almost unending store of material on Swiss social history (around 11 million archive images).




A national fundraising day is unthinkable without the means of Swisscom: In six regional fundraising centers, provided by Swisscom as well, between 120 and 150 phone lines are in use. This meant that, at the Tsunami’s fundraising day, over 70’000 calls were managed. On fundraising days, this service is free of charge.

The internet as a means of communication is vital for Swiss Solidarity, too. Therefore, Swisscom supports Swiss Solidarity’s web presence year after year with a considerable contribution. Swisscom (formerly PTT) has been an abiding partner for Swiss Solidarity for over sixty years.



Swiss Solidarity originated in 1946 from a radio show in western Switzerland – the first fundraising campaign was for the benefit of the orphans of World War II. The idea became more and more successful, and in 1983, Swiss Solidarity was granted the status of a foundation initiated by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG. Today, Swiss Solidarity is a foundation that raises funds for humanitarian relief projects and works with the SRG SSR.

On national solidarity and fundraising days, Swiss Solidarity demonstrates just what is meant by «idée suisse»: The solidarity and support of Switzerland’s entire population. This is only possible because the SRG SSR idée suisse supports Swiss Solidarity with its free broadcastings. Swiss Solidarity itself is – with a few exceptions – not a relief organization, but rather a solidarity network, cooperating with 25 relief organizations.

Additionally, the company’s entities SRF, RTS, RTR, RSI are all represented in the foundation board.