Choose a gift, send a card, fight poverty.
Every item in TEAR's Gift Catalogue represents a contribution to a long-term poverty-fighting project run by one of TEAR Australia's Christian partners. Each project is tailored to that community's needs, helping people gain the skills and resources they need to address local problems and come up with sustainable solutions.
Each Useful Gift fits into a bigger picture of poverty reduction:
Gifts which support dhumba
TEAR's Indigenous Support Program. Support TEAR Australia's partnership with Indigenous communities in Australia.
Dhumba is TEAR's program to support Indigenous projects and partners within Australia. “Dhumba” is a Woi Wurrung word for “talk, tell, speak”. We aim to talk together, tell the stories and speak out with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
TEAR's Dhumba program:
- Supports Christian organisations training Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in community development
- Provides seed funding for small community initiatives
- Provides ways of bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together.
For $25, you can make a donation to the Dhumba program. You'll receive a beautiful card that has an illustrated biblical reflection of Luke 4:18-19 by the Indigenous artist Safina Stewart.
Gifts which support good food
Give a family the gift of good food. Provide people with the opportunity to access good food to feed their families, and potentially create a small business. It may be seeds for a vegetable garden, livestock like cows or goats, beekeeping or fish farming – with training to develop a sustainable business.
By buying these gifts, you are contributing to projects run by TEAR partners that provide people with the opportunity to access good food to feed themselves and their families, and potentially create a small business. It may be seeds and training to grow a kitchen garden, livestock and training in animal husbandry, beehives and training in bee-Keeping or fish farming. Profit made from selling produce can boost a family’s savings or be invested in another small business start-up.
Gifts which support good health
Give a family the gift of good health. These gifts contribute to projects that improve the health of people living in poor and marginalised communities. It could be the delivery of health services in the form of direct care or medicine and/or health training in areas like midwifery, disabilities, HIV and AIDS care or general health.
TEAR partners run a range of projects that promote good health. This gift contributes to projects that improve the health of people living in poor and marginalised communities. It could be the delivery of health services in the form of direct care or medicine and/or health training in areas like midwifery, disabilities, HIV care or general health. Schools are an entry point for sanitation and hygiene promotion. If children learn hygiene practices from an early age, they can help others in their families and communities to change their behaviour, leading to a healthier life for everyone.
Gifts which support learning
Give a child or adult the gift of an education. By buying these gifts, you are contributing to education projects run by TEAR partners that give the gift of a brighter, more empowered future. Projects could be for pre-primary and primary school children or for illiterate adults who want to learn the valuable skills of reading, writing and numeracy. Other elements like school supplies, teacher training and community engagement are often part of education projects.
Gifts that support safe water
Give a family or community the gift of safe water. Clean water is an essential for a healthy life. Help provide a household with safe water for drinking, washing and watering vegetables.
These gifts give a family or community the gift of safe water and/or sanitation, and could contribute towards a new borehole or water system, or improved sanitation for a village. Many projects include training to ensure changes are sustainable and long-term.
Gifts which support a whole village
Help build the capacity of a village. These gifts help to improve the lives of people in a poor community through a range of development activities and programs that will make a difference for generations to come.