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Really Good Gifts FAQ



Frequently asked questions:


  1. What is Really Good Gifts?
  2. What do I receive when I purchase my Really Good Gifts?
  3. How do the Christmas cards and special gifts look like?
  4. How do I place an order?

  5. How do I send a Really Good Gifts ecard to my loved ones?

  6. When is the cut-off date for ordering for Christmas?

  7. How much is the delivery cost?

  8.  When will I receive my order?    

  9. Are my Really Good Gifts tax-deductible?

  10. How has The Leprosy Mission chosen the selected gifts available for purchase? 

  11. Where does my gift go? 

  12. Why does Really Good Gifts offer the purchase of animals?

  13. How can I find out more about how my Really Good Gifts have helped the people funded?        

  14. How do I get in contact with The Leprosy Mission? 



1. What is Really Good Gifts?


Really Good Gifts offer you the chance to give essential life-transforming gifts to help people affected by leprosy to defeat the devastating effects of this disease. 


We call them Really Good Gifts for a reason - they make really good things happen for people whose lives have been devastated by leprosy. 


The gifts you purchase represent the needs within leprosy-affected communities and we work with our Leprosy Mission partners and the communities we serve to decide how those needs are met. 


We work in health, income generation, and ensuring young people and children have access to education. Every project has different needs so it is important that the funding is used where the need is greatest for each hospital and community project.

 

We don’t want to give too many of one gift which could become a burden for people affected by leprosy. For example, we don’t want to give more piglets than the community can care for.  Really Good Gifts offers you the chance to see how your special donation could be utilised to change the lives of those affected by leprosy.



2. What do I receive when I purchase my Really Good Gifts?


For each gift, you will receive a beautiful Christmas blessings card and an envelope. This is a thoughful gift for you to give to your family and friends for this coming Christmas. As well as bringing smiles to your loved ones, you will be transforming the life of someone in need. 


This year, in the catalogue you will find there are a few Really Good Gifts which come with a special gift: either handmade wrapping paper - the kind that Lalsari makes at the paper factory. Or an olive tree Christmas ornament to remind us of the Christmas story - while stocks last! 


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3. How do the Christmas cards and special gifts look like



This year's Christmas cards come in 7 different designs with the message 'Christmas Blessings' on the front cover. Inside you can read how your gift has helped a specific individual affected by leprosy. You can also write a personal message to your loved ones. 


There are 7 gifts in the catalogue that come with a special gift of handmade wrapping paper; they are Crutches for a Child, Cure - a month of medicine access, A Back to Schhol Kit, A Goat for a Young Person, A Sewing Machine, A Hospital Bed, and Cure One this Christmas


There are 2 gifts come with a special gift of an olive tree Christmas ornament; they are A Trademan's Toolkit and A Piglet


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4. How do I place an order?


Online or phone orders:

  1. Choose your gifts from the online catalogue here
  2. Place your order online by adding gifts to your cart or call 0800 862 873 
  3. Pay by credit card, cheque or cash
  4. Your gift boxes and cards will be sent within 48 hours of receiving your order. 


*Please note: Our office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm


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5. How do I send a Really Good Gifts ecard to my loved ones?


  1. Select your Really Good Gifts from the online catalogue here
  2. Choose 'send an email with personalised card to print'  on the check out page 
  3. Enter your your loved one's name, email address and message that you want to say
  4. Click 'send now' or 'another day' to schedule a send date
  5. Your loved one will receive your personalised ecard through email


*If your loved one hasn't received their ecard: The first thing to check is whether the email went to their junk mail folder. If not, then check that the email address you entered was the correct one. If the email was entered incorrectly, don't panic! We are able to resend e-cards, please call us on 0800 862 873 (New Zealand only) or +64 9 630 2818.



6. When is the cut-off date for ordering for Christmas?


To receive your order in time for Christmas Day, please ensure your orders reach us by the 13th of December. 


If you're running out of time, you can choose an e-card to be delivered straight to your recipient immediately, or on a date of your choice.


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7. How much is the delivery cost?


Postage and handling is free however an optional donation of $2 will help offset the postage and handling for printed cards.



8. When will I receive my order?


Christmas cards and gift tags will be posted within 48 hours of receiving your order. Please allow 7 working days, from when we receive your order, for national delivery.


Delivery time may vary at certain busy times of the year. For Christmas orders, please order as early as possible to avoid the rush. 


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9. Are my Really Good Gifts tax-deductible?


Yes, 33.33% of your individual donations over $5 to The Leprosy Mission New Zealand can be claimed back. As per request, a tax receipt can be mailed out per gift ordered, or we can mail it out to you at the end of the financial year.



10. How has The Leprosy Mission chosen the selected gifts available for purchase? 


The gifts have been specially chosen to give life-changing support to people living with leprosy. All gifts have been carefully selected so that the communities’ needs are met; as well as making the biggest impact on curing and supporting people affected by leprosy.


Our gift selection offers a range of products, training and support that will give people affected by leprosy a new lease of life. Something as simple as protective sandals will protect their feet for years. Leprosy-affected individuals are often struggling with poverty, gifts such as a pedal rickshaw or sewing machine will allow them to earn an income and support their families. This will prevent children suffering from the effects of leprosy and give them the hope of a brighter future.


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11. Where does my gift go? 


We strive to make sure that your Really Good Gifts go where the biggest difference can be made. Your gift will help those who are in the most need and will go to one of our projects which are currently in Bangladesh, Bougainville, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. These gifts will give someone the best chance of getting out of poverty and reclaiming their life.

                          

Since your gifts support people and projects in various places all around the world, your gift will be representative of what each project needs the most. This unfortunately means that we cannot tell you exactly where your gift has been delivered to as it would be very costly to do so. The project leaders in each community decide what gift is most needed by the people they support and will ensure that it will go to whoever is most in need of your vital gift.



12. Why does Really Good Gifts offer the purchase of animals?


The Leprosy Mission aims to help leprosy-affected individuals and their families by giving them the opportunity to earn an income and support themselves. Agricultural productivity is one of the best ways to provide both income and food for their families. Goats and dairy cows provide milk to sell at their local markets and feed their family. The production of calves, piglets and young goats also enables the long-term sustainability of their business.


The young animals can be sold to their community as well, and this gives them a chance to earn money from their animal husbandry. Dairy cows will also help with transport and manure for growing crops. A fish farm will bless many families in a leprosy-affected community as it will turn the local pond into a fish farm. This will provide a sustainable source of food and income for the whole community.


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13. How can I find out more about how my Really Good Gifts have helped the people funded? 


Please feel free to visit our website here and here, you will be able learn about how your gifts are used and the life-transforming impact they have on people affected by leprosy.


Please feel free to sign up to our e-newsletters. Once you have signed up, you will receive e-mails packed full of stories and information about how your vital gifts have changed the lives of leprosy-affected individuals and their families.


Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 862 873 and request to receive our inTouch magazine and Prayer & Praise in the post or by email. 



14. How do I get in contact with The Leprosy Mission? 


Call us on free phone on 0800 862 873 (New Zealand only) or +64 9 630 2818 


*Please note: our office hours are from Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


Email us at enquiries@leprosymission.org.nz 


Write to us at The Leprosy Mission New Zealand, PO Box 96262, Balmoral, Auckland 1342, New Zealand 


Visit us at 591 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland 


*You can also request to receive a printed catalogue by post. 



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Click here to order your Really Good Gifts in time for Christmas!