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Hand Washing for Health

Hand Washing for Health



Disease can spread easily when basic hygiene supplies are lacking. But the practice of effective hand washing can stop a disease in its tracks! Help communities stay healthy with a hand washing station and hygiene education

How your gift helps

In eastern Zambia, school students are helping their communities halt the spread of disease – through hand washing! Tearfund’s Christian partner Reformed Open Community Schools is equipping students with the resources and knowledge needed to keep themselves and their communities healthy. With support from Tearfund’s partners, communities all over the world are being equipped to set up simple hand washing stations (including 'Tippy Taps'), to improve their hygiene and sanitation – and save lives.

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.