How Gifts of Compassion work

When you buy a Gift of Compassion for a loved one, you both play a part in changing the life of a child in need! Which gifts will you choose?

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Choose the perfect gifts from our catalogue

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Your gift changes the lives of children and families living in poverty

Check out our Gift Catalogue

All gifts except Bibles are tax deductible in Australia.

Kitchen Utensils

$5


Kitchen Utensils

No matter how healthy a meal is, if it’s prepared in an unhygienic way it can make kids sick. Help stock kitchens with useful utensils to make sure the food children eat is safely prepared and enjoyed!

No matter how healthy a meal is, if it’s prepared in an unhygienic way it can make kids sick. Help stock kitchens with useful utensils to make sure the food children eat is safely prepared and enjoyed!

This gift will promote good hygiene practices and help improve children’s overall health. Research shows that children from low-income homes face a higher risk of foodborne illness, like E.coli and Salmonella*. By equipping kitchens with basic supplies like cutlery and even pots, pans and bowls, the food children eat can be prepared and enjoyed in a safe, hygienic and clean environment.

*Child Poverty, Unintentional Injuries and Foodborne Illness, Consumer Federation of America, 2013

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Mosquito Net

$10


Mosquito Net

Mosquito nets save lives. Protect children from deadly malaria by giving families insecticide-treated nets to sleep peacefully under.

Mosquito nets save lives. Protect children from deadly malaria by giving families insecticide-treated nets to sleep peacefully under.

According to UNICEF, malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every minute. The good news is that it’s within your power to stop this from happening. Reducing malaria means communities are healthier, economies are stronger, and children don’t miss school. One of the simplest, most effective ways to stop the spread of malaria is by providing families with insecticide-treated nets to sleep under.

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Chicken

$15


Chicken

A chicken gives a family a source of income and a supply of eggs to eat. It’s a boost for a family’s financial situation, and their pantry!

A chicken gives a family a source of income and a supply of eggs to eat. It’s a boost for a family’s financial situation, and their pantry!

Raising chickens is a simple, effective way for a family to reduce poverty. Even households struggling with illness or frailty will find raising chickens an easy activity that improves their family’s food security and income.

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Bibles

$20


Bibles

Encourage a love for God’s Word by giving children their very own Bible so they can read the life-changing gospel message.

Encourage a love for God’s Word by giving children their very own Bible so they can read the life-changing gospel message.

This gift helps make it possible for every child in Compassion’s programs to receive an age-appropriate Bible in their own language. By gifting Bibles, you’ll help children all over the world to grow spiritually and learn about Christ’s incredible love for them.

*Please note, this gift is not tax deductible.

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Vaccinations

$30


Vaccinations

Help protect children by preventing the deadly diseases that steal millions of lives each year. Your gift will provide children with the vaccinations they need to grow up healthy and strong.

Help protect children by preventing the deadly diseases that steal millions of lives each year. Your gift will provide children with the vaccinations they need to grow up healthy and strong.

The gift of vaccines helps care for the most vulnerable members of society: children living in poverty. Worldwide, a child dies every 20 seconds from vaccine-preventable diseases*. It is children living in developing countries who often bear the terrible burden. By gifting vaccinations, you’ll help immunise children and prevent diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and measles.

*Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Baby Essentials Kit

$40


Baby Essentials Kit

Give a vital gift to a brand-new mum. Hand-delivered with a hug by Compassion staff, the essentials kit for newborns is filled with the necessary supplies a mum needs to care for her bundle of joy.

Give a vital gift to a brand-new mum. Hand-delivered with a hug by Compassion staff, the essentials kit for newborns is filled with the necessary supplies a mum needs to care for her bundle of joy.

This gift is a blessing to a mum and her brand-new little one. The days following the birth of a child are joyful and overwhelming, all at once. For a mum living in poverty, there’s the added anxiety of trying to provide for her child in tough circumstances. The baby essentials kit provides a mum with the practical supplies she needs to meet her baby’s needs. It typically includes a blanket, soaps, lotions, towels, nappies and a baby toy. Plus, ongoing home visits from a Compassion staff member provides both mum and baby with love, encouragement and support.

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Goat

$45


Goat

Gifting a goat provides a struggling family with nutritious food, extra income, and a source of milk for their growing children.

Gifting a goat provides a struggling family with nutritious food, extra income, and a source of milk for their growing children.

For families with no prior animal rearing experience, goats are one of the easiest animals to raise. Importantly, goats have the ability to survive in tough, dry weather conditions, and, with no special dietary requirements, they are one of the simplest and cheapest animals to feed. This gift also provides families with training on animal husbandry and business skills, which helps caregivers to increase their herd and make an income.

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Textbooks

$60


Textbooks

Textbooks are a scarce resource in developing countries; libraries often non-existent. Your gift will provide children with access to these important resources, encouraging a love of learning.

Textbooks are a scarce resource in developing countries; libraries often non-existent. Your gift will provide children with access to these important resources, encouraging a love of learning.

Literacy is the foundation for lifelong learning. But without intervention, poverty and illiteracy often go hand-in-hand. As children living in poverty often go without basic living essentials, books of their own are a luxury. Yet books develop strong literacy skills, which help set a child up for success at school and beyond. Your gift of textbooks will provide textbooks and novels to children who would otherwise miss out.

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Clean Water

$75


Clean Water

Be the solution to one of the most urgent needs in the developing world: access to safe water.

Be the solution to one of the most urgent needs in the developing world: access to safe water.

Every day, 2000 children die from waterborne diseases that are easily preventable*. This gift will help change this by providing children, families and communities with access to safe drinking water. Depending on the community, this could mean distributing water filters, drilling borehole wells or installing water tanks. The impact of clean water not only saves children’s lives: it means more time spent in school and the workforce, reduces the burden of healthcare costs, and builds a stronger economy for the community.

*UNICEF

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Pregnancy Care

$90


Pregnancy Care

This gift has an impact from the womb to the playroom. Provide a mum with prenatal classes and checkups plus support during and after the delivery of her little one.

This gift has an impact from the womb to the playroom. Provide a mum with prenatal classes and checkups plus support during and after the delivery of her little one.

The presence of a skilled birth attendant is one of the most strategic ways to save the lives of mothers and babies. In developing countries, the infant and maternal mortality rate is alarmingly high. In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman has a 1 in 38 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. In Australia, the same figure is 1 in 9,000*. This gift provides an expectant mum with the knowledge and support she needs to help her baby thrive during the critical early years.

*UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2015

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Sewing Machine

$125


Sewing Machine

Equip caregivers and young adults with a skilled trade like tailoring plus the support and tools they need to earn an income.

Equip caregivers and young adults with a skilled trade like tailoring plus the support and tools they need to earn an income.

This gift promotes independence and creates income opportunities to help caregivers and young people to be released from poverty. Learning an income generating activity like sewing and tailoring boosts their self-confidence and creates self-employment opportunities.

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Cow

$275


Cow

This gift provides families with a source of manure (great for veggie gardens) and income, and a ready supply of nutritious milk. Plus, the agricultural training families receive means this gift is not only sustainable, it can even be turned into a small business.

This gift provides families with a source of manure (great for veggie gardens) and income, and a ready supply of nutritious milk. Plus, the agricultural training families receive means this gift is not only sustainable, it can even be turned into a small business.

For rural families, owning a cow is an incredible asset. Cows can produce between 25 and 30 litres of milk each day. This milk helps address malnutrition and improve children’s physical health. Families also receive training on animal husbandry and dairy production so they can care for their animal and enjoy a regular supply of fresh milk to drink and sell.

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Vocational Training

$550


Vocational Training

This gift is an investment in a young person’s future. Provide young adults with the further education and training they need to reach their God-given potential and secure a job.

This gift is an investment in a young person’s future. Provide young adults with the further education and training they need to reach their God-given potential and secure a job.

Learning technical skills through vocational training provides young adults with the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient. A trade or income generating activity will give them a higher chance of gaining meaningful employment or starting a successful self-employment initiative. This gift will help youth break the cycle of unemployment and poverty.

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Business Startup

$1000


Business Startup

Empower caregivers to become economically self-supporting by equipping them with business skills and income generating training. This gift will change futures!

Empower caregivers to become economically self-supporting by equipping them with business skills and income generating training. This gift will change futures!

Many caregivers of Compassion assisted children have no access to steady work. The opportunity to learn a skill and understand how to run a business is an important key to breaking the cycle of poverty. This gift provides young people and caregivers with startup for their small business, plus income generation training so they can develop a sustainable approach to address their own long-term needs.

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Rebuilding Homes

$4500


Rebuilding Homes

An unsafe home leaves a child vulnerable and in danger. Help protect these children by rebuilding their home after disaster has struck, or providing essential repairs and improvements.

An unsafe home leaves a child vulnerable and in danger. Help protect these children by rebuilding their home after disaster has struck, or providing essential repairs and improvements.

Living in poverty exposes children to harsh, dangerous environments that can potentially put their development at risk. Buildings are more than just bricks and mortar. A safe home offers protection from crime, keeps children warm and dry at night, and provides a secure place to play and do school work. This gift will rebuild homes devastated by natural disaster, or repair unsafe homes to provide children with safety, dignity and stability.

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Compassion Centre

$10000


Compassion Centre

Help prepare a church in a developing country to establish a Compassion centre and release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Your gift can help renovate and outfit the building, train and hire staff, and enable the church to begin supporting children through our life-changing sponsorship program.

Help prepare a church in a developing country to establish a Compassion centre and release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Your gift can help renovate and outfit the building, train and hire staff, and enable the church to begin supporting children through our life-changing sponsorship program.

Compassion partners with local churches in some of the world’s neediest communities. Their church building forms the Compassion centre, the hub of the Child Sponsorship Program. However, many churches require assistance before they can begin to register children into our program. This gift can help cover this, as well as the initial costs of supporting the children until they find sponsors. When you help fund new Compassion centres, you’re bringing the hope of Jesus to hundreds, even thousands, of children currently living in desperate circumstances. You’re equipping a local church to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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Helping open a new Compassion centre is a gift we’ve never had before!

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