Gifts are tax-deductible
Each purchase of a Useful Gift is a tax-deductible donation.
Long-term effectiveness
TEAR Australia was founded in 1971. We have a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.
Audited and accredited
TEAR is fully accredited by the Australian Government, audited by registered company auditors, and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
Supporting local partners
TEAR supports the grassroots development initiatives of more than 130 local partners.

Build a Village: Local Garden

Build a Village: Local Garden



Growing crops locally not only helps feed families in communities facing poverty, it also allows families to sell surplus stock and generate an income. Your gift will help provide training, seeds and support for people to establish a garden or improve their yield of crops.

This gift includes:

  • A miniature popup garden to assemble.
  • A postcard that reminds you how your gift is helping communities overcome poverty.
  • A blank envelope for your card.
How your gift helps

TEAR’s partners understand their local communities, working at the grass roots to support people to reach their God-given potential. They look at the big picture – working together with communities on a range of activities to address poverty.

By purchasing from our Build a Village range, you’re contributing to our partners’ work in local communities and empowering people to reach their God-given potential.

As a little reminder of your donation, we’ve included a small building for you to put together at home, church or school. You can decorate it, set it up and share it with friends and family.

What you receive
  • Choose from a printed card or e-card (or no card, just a tax-deductible receipt).
  • Links to e-cards are emailed after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • Free standard postage within Australia (5-7 working days) or $6 for Express Post (2-3 working days). Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 1:30pm 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.