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.





Help build a nest egg. Chickens are a great way of providing extra food and income – families can eat and sell the eggs and meat. This gift contributes to projects that help people learn how to raise chickens, and may include providing chickens as well as training to build coops and keep their chickens healthy.

“For many years we have felt moved to buy gifts like goats and vegetable gardens from TEAR’s Useful Gifts Catalogue and provide those in need with the opportunity to access good food for their families.” Bruce and Connie, from Melbourne, Australia.

How your gift helps

TEAR partners with organisations in Africa and Asia to provide chickens and training to communities so they can rear their own poultry and work towards developing a small business. Projects typically involve training in how to care for and breed chickens. There is also training offered on the correct housing, food and medicines required.

What you receive
  • Choose from a printed card or download-and-print pdf card (or no card, just a tax-deductible receipt).
  • Links to download-and-print 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 (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.