Gifts are tax-deductible
Each purchase of a Useful Gift is a tax-deductible donation.
Long-term effectiveness
Tearfund in Australia was founded in 1971. We have a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.
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Tearfund is fully accredited by the Australian Government, audited by registered company auditors, and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
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Since 1971, Tearfund has supported the grassroots development initiatives of hundreds of local partners.

Early Learning

Early Learning



The gift of early learning supports children from marginalised backgrounds who struggle in school without solid foundations for learning. Pre-school helps young kids prepare to thrive, and this gift provides opportunities to socialise, build confidence and start learning.

How your gift helps

Tearfund’s partner Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Development Commission has worked with local churches to establish over 100 pre-schools in rural areas where early learning opportunities are limited, helping kids like seven-year-old Nigatu enjoy a kick-start to their education! Tesfanesh, Nigatu’s mum, is so happy that her son has opportunities to socialise, build confidence, and start learning in preparation for primary school.

“He has learnt literacy, numbers and is able to understand what he has been taught,” she says. “He got basic education here and that makes me very happy.”

What you receive
  • Choose from a Printed Card, Download & Print (PDF), E-card, or No Card.
  • Links to Download & Print (PDF) and E-cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia or $7 for Express Post. Note: Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID-19. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 12pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.

All printed cards and envelopes use PEFC certified paper and are produced according to ISO 14001 environmental standards.


Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID.