How your money is spent

Your support is changing lives

The products in our Gifts in Action charity gifts range showcase just some of the ways we work with communities across the world to save lives and help them rebuild for the future. All of the gifts you see are taken from real life examples of our work and we refresh them regularly to ensure they're up to date and relevant.

When you buy a Gifts in Action charity gift, 80% of your donation will be allocated to one of three project areas - defined by the product category. The categories are explained below:

Emergencies - save lives & rebuilding lives: Gifts from these ranges are restricted to our Emergency Action Fund (EAF). The EAF is there to make sure we're always ready to respond to emergencies, to save and rebuild as many lives as possible. The fund is reserved solely for ActionAid's work in emergencies.

Light the way in Gaza: Our Christmas appeal in 2017 is focused on our work in Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territories. All gifts in this category will benefit our work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories-specifically. 

Furry friends: Gifts in Action goats have been firm favourites every year and they're back for 2017. All gifts purchased from this category will fund our livestock project in Burundi, East Africa - helping ensure food and income security for vulnerable families. 

The remaining 20% of your gift will help us maintain and administer our Gifts in Action, find more supporters like you, and react to wherever the need is greatest in our worldwide work.

At the checkout you can also choose for your donation to support any of ActionAid's work right across the world. This could be providing food and water during an emergency, training women in business skills or tackling child marriage. This greater flexibility enables us to be reactive and reach those where the need is greatest.

You can be sure that all money raised from Gifts in Action will provide lasting change to people living in extreme poverty. We're hugely grateful for your support.

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