Will children get a real gift box from ADRA?
Yes. We will send your monetary donation to our local ADRA partner office. They will buy gifts that the local children need most. The gifts will be distributed in a bag or box but what matters is that the children receive what helps them in life.
Will children get the actual gift box items I choose?
Our local ADRA office will confirm what would help the targeted disadvantaged children the most. The items you select for your box are just an example of what could help these children. The options provided to choose from are general items that will be found in most gifts.
How much of my donation will go to buy gifts?
100% of your donation will be sent to our local ADRA partner office. They will purchase and distribute the gifts. We anticipate the cost for the logistics will be between 5-10% of the total donations sent.
Why did ADRA stop sending real gift boxes?
Why is the virtual gift box greener?
Just imagine the carbon footprint we leave behind doing it the old way: getting carton boxes made in a factory, sent across the UK to churches and schools, filled by our supporters, returned by courier to us in Watford, checked and packed into a container which is driven to a port and placed on a container ship and sailed to its final destination. Now we are only buying what is already on the local market helping both the local shopkeepers and getting to the children exactly what they need the most.
How do I know my donation has helped?
What if I want to support this appeal but don’t want to do so online?
We understand that not everyone can or feels comfortable donating online. That doesn’t mean you can’t take part. You can still collect donations, either in church or through fundraising. Contact us for more information on how to send us your offline donations.