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Gifts of Action - FAQ

Got questions?  We've got answers!  Below are some of our frequently asked questions.  If you have a question that isn't answered below, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

What is a Gift of Action?
Gifts of Action is an ethical gift-giving program that changes lives.  These ethical gifts translate into real action in communities afflicted by poverty and HIV/AIDS. Your gift will support the health and well-being of expecting mothers and their newborn babies, provide the education for teen girls to learn the life skills for a brighter future, maintain a sustainable freshwater solution, and enable women affected by HIV/AIDS to earn a livelihood and support their families. 

Each gift of action includes a photo card highlighting the program your gift supports. You can choose to hand deliver your gift, or have it sent directly to your recipient.

I am purchasing a Gift of Action on behalf of someone else, can I have it emailed directly to them?
Yes! After you get to the Checkout, click "Add a note to seller" Simply add in the name and email address of the recipient and we will send an e-card on your behalf.

I would like to buy more than one Gift of Action and have them emailed to different people.  Is that possible?
Yes! Add all of the Gifts of Action into your cart, then after you get to the Checkout, click "Add a note to seller." Simply add in the name and email address of the recipients for each and we will send an e-card on your behalf. You can also Contact Us directly by email with instructions.

Does the money really go to the projects associated with each Gift of Action?
Each Gift of Action purchase will directly fund the project outlined. In the situation where we have surpassed the amount necessary to fund a specific project, your contribution will be allocated to another similar initiative. All funds go towards our on-the-ground programs, improving the lives of the communities and families we support. 

How can I make a general donation?
Please see our General Donations page for more information and to make a donation of any amount.

How long does it take to receive the Gift of Action? 
Gifts of Action emails are typically delivered within 1 week. 

Are Gifts of Action tax deductible?
Yes! Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian Charity (#819964412RR0001). All Canadian donations over $25, including Gifts of Action, are tax deductible and tax receipts will be emailed before the end of January.