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We search out and work to eliminate deprivation, social injustice, and help those in need. We work to create lasting solutions — empowering people to reach their potential.
After distributing gift boxes overseas with great success since 2007 time has come to take a bold step forward and change how we do things. We have distributed gift boxes in Madagascar, Zambia, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Togo, Rwanda and Guyana. Just because we have been doing this for the last 12 years does not mean we should not consider the way forward.
After distributing gift boxes overseas with great success since 2007 time has come to take a bold step forward and change how we do things.
We would love to have more children benefit from support from more or our donors and friends in the UK. So, we have been looking at ways to make the gift box project bigger and yet more sustainable.
Together with the Board of Trustees we have decided to stop collecting and sending actual gift boxes overseas and move the gift box project to the next DIGITAL level which can engage everyone interested.
Donors can select which country they want to support and graphically fill a gift box using ‘drag and drop’ before making an online payment.
This new format gift box appeal is a very green new project with a low carbon footprint, will benefit the local economy and help to make sure children get appropriate gifts.
The local ADRA office would be in charge of purchasing and distributing the gifts directly with auditing by our office.
Since purchases are made online we have email contact details and will email news and updates directly to each donor with pictures and human-interest stories.
As with every change there are positives and negatives. Change is inevitable and moving the gift box campaign online will allow us to support countries we could never ship real gift boxes to due to local circumstances (Myanmar, Sudan, Syria etc). More countries can benefit from our support in this way.
Thank you for supporting us.
You can find more information about ADRA on our main website at www.adra.org.uk