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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 one in 38 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. In Australia, the same figure is one in 9000*. This gift provides an expectant mum with the knowledge and support she needs to help her baby thrive during the critical first year of life.
*UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2015
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 bundle is all about good health! Not only will you be preventing deadly diseases such as malaria, you’ll be enabling children to live healthy lives and maintain their gorgeous smiles!
For every Gift of Compassion you order, you will receive a beautiful gift card to personalise for your friends and loved ones. The amount you have donated will not be printed on the card.
Real goods and services represented by the Gift of Compassion item you order will be given to children and families supported by Compassion around the world.
Gifts of Compassion are real goods and services given to children and families in Compassion child development centres around the world when you purchase an item from the Gifts of Compassion catalogue. For every Gift of Compassion you order, you will receive a gift card to personalise for your friends and loved ones.
Funds raised from the Gifts of Compassion catalogue are used to support Compassion's Critical Needs, which remove obstacles to children's development and implement preventative action. These interventions include providing safe water, disaster relief, emergency medical care, vocational training, infrastructure, and much more: all issues that need to be addressed for a child to be released from poverty.
Compassion Australia uses Gifts of Compassion funds to meet the project needs represented in the catalogue.
The gifts featured in the Gifts of Compassion represent initiatives Compassion carries out to address the needs of children that require support beyond sponsorship. As each country and community in the developing world has their own unique challenges to address, what these initiatives look like and how much they cost can vary. This means your donation will be pooled with others to fund an initiative.
No. Gifts of Compassion are different to the gifts you can send your sponsored child. Funds from the purchase of Gifts of Compassion are pooled to support a range of Critical Interventions that benefit many children and families and can't be directed to an individual child.
However, you can choose to send a gift specifically for your sponsored child by giving a child gift, family gift and/or birthday gift. One hundred per cent of these gifts will directly benefit your sponsored child and their family.
We are committed to ensuring that the gifts from our Gifts of Compassion catalogue facilitate good development work. This means responding to the changing needs of the children and families in Compassion’s program around the world. If at the time of purchase there isn’t a need for your chosen gift, the funds will go towards a comparable, more urgent initiative. For example, if there was no current need for chickens, then your funds may go towards a pig or another farm animal.