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Hand Washing for Health

Hand Washing for Health



Disease can spread easily when basic hygiene supplies are lacking, but simple measures like effective hand washing can stop the spread of disease and keep people safe and healthy. Help provide communities with a hand washing station and hygiene education.

How your gift helps

With support from Tearfund’s Christian partners, communities around the world are being provided with water points, from simple hand washing stations to more established tap stands, to improve their hygiene and sanitation – and save lives.

As one woman in rural Pakistan shares, “We can wash our hands at critical times as we now have good access to hand washing facilities. The skills we learn will apply over our lifetime and will transfer to other relatives and communities. We can make a difference in our lives with these new skills and awareness… we understand that prevention is better than cure!”

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.