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.
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.
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!
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.
Online or phone orders:
*Please note: Our office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm
*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.
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.
Postage and handling is free however an optional donation of $2 will help offset the postage and handling for printed cards.
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.
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.
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.
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, Indonesia, 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.