How Does Gifts for Peace work?
When you buy a Gift for Peace, the money supports long-term projects in those places where we supply the item you purchased. At least 80 per cent of the money will go directly to help people who need it. The rest will be spent on our essential running costs including postage and administration.
For example, if you purchase a Vegetable Garden, the money goes towards programs in countries where we provide farming support, training and supplies such as seeds – in this case, Zimbabwe. The country programs that each gift supports are written on each card.
Apart from the children’s colouring in cards, every Gift for Peace you order comes with a colourful greeting card with a matching fridge magnet – so that your loved ones have a keepsake of your thoughtful gift. All cards tell a story about one of the programs where your gift is helping.
In the event of a particular item being over-subscribed, Act for Peace will redirect the money you have given to other activities in the same region, or to an equally worthwhile project.
What will I receive?
When you purchase a Gift for Peace, you will receive a greeting card with beautiful images. Except the children’s colouring-in cards, all other gifts come with a matching fridge magnet for your loved ones to keep as a memento of your gift to them. The greeting cards are 16.5cm by 10cm and are blank inside, offering plenty of space for a personalised message. They are delivered to you in their own stylish red envelope.
Is it tax deductible?
Yes. As the gift is a tax deductible donation to Act for Peace, you will receive a receipt in your name. The receipt cannot be made in the name of the person receiving the gift.
How long until my card arrives?
It depends on the time of year: In October-November, your order will be processed within 2-5 working days; in December, it will take 2-3 days. The rest of the year it normally takes 2-5 working days. Please allow additional time for postage so two weeks is usually a safe estimate.
You may also choose to have your cards sent by Express Post ($10 extra). Please allow 2-3 days, Australia only. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 11am EDST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
Please select this option when you order online ($20 extra). Please allow ample time for your Gifts for Peace cards to arrive.
Can I have it sent directly to someone else?
We recommend receiving the gift yourself as each gift contains a card to let you give it with your own personal message!
Please NOTE: Your cards don’t have text inside —they are delivered to you to personalise.