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Sometimes the Best Gifts Come in Unexpected Packages

Sometimes the Best Gifts Come in Unexpected Packages

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No one wants to receive a plain Christmas card, but how about one that literally changes lives? After all, they do say the best gifts come in unexpected packages.

This Christmas, TEAR Fund New Zealand is encouraging Kiwis to give a card from the Gift for Life catalogue, which represents a gift that will help a family in the developing world.

Gift for Life boasts an exciting range of gifts that help people in the developing world learn, get the best from their land, earn an income and improve their quality of life.

People from all walks of life appreciate gifts from the catalogue; because it makes them feel great knowing that the card they get represents a donation made in their honour to someone who really needs their help.

Auckland grandmother Sharon Raath says she loved receiving a Gift for Life card from her grandson.

“It was one of the most thoughtful Christmas presents I’ve ever received. It made me feel so special knowing that because of my grandson’s generosity someone on the other side of the world can sleep a little better at night. I don’t need any more things; an experience of changing another person’s life is priceless. “

Although some of the gifts cost as little as $5, their impact can be massive. For example after Marie from the Philippines was given sandals from the Gift for Life catalogue, she was able to walk to school without cutting her feet.

“Every day I have to walk for two hours on the gravel road, crossing rivers on my way to school. My feet would get cut and then infected. Thanks to my new sandals, my feet are now protected.” says Marie.

TEAR Fund’s Gift for Life Christmas cards can be bought online through or by phoning 0800 800 777.


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