Smiles gifts

This Mother's Day, buy a mum you love a Smiles gift and put the tools to tackle poverty into another mother's hands. Because a love like hers deserves more than flowers.

Chansa (4), Zambia

How it works


Pick a life-changing gift. Your gift helps families become self-sufficient by creating stronger, healthier communities where children can thrive.

Share the love. You can give your gift as a donation or select a card to give your gift on behalf of a loved one. Limited Edition Mother's Day cards available!

Time to Smile! Your gift made a lasting change for vulnerable children who need it the most. Learn more about how Smiles gifts change lives.

Your support of Smiles gifts has changed Gulnaz and her family's lives forever.

<br><br><h2>Your support of Smiles gifts has changed Gulnaz and her family's lives forever.</h2>

Gulnaz with two of her children, India

Gulnaz, a mother of three, struggled to support her family with her husband's income alone. Most days, she had no money to buy necessities like food or medicine. 

Thanks to generous supporters like you, one thoughtful gift has made a world of difference to Gulnaz and her family – rewriting their futures. 

Gulnaz received a sewing machine and training to start her own business. "I sell the clothes I make and have a reliable income. My family is so much better for it," says Gulnaz. With her earnings, Gulnaz can now provide for her children.

You can help another mother just like Gulnaz, with a Smiles gift this Mother's Day. A gift that empowers another mother, like help a woman start a businesskeep mums and mums healthy, or a family vege garden is life-changing. 



How do Smiles gifts work?
Each Smiles gift represents the life-changing work we are doing right now with communities. For example, if you give a pig, you’re giving a donation to a community’s agricultural and farming projects. If you build a toilet, you’re contributing to a community’s health projects.

Can I buy more than one Smiles gift at a time?
Yes, the more gifts you buy the greater impact your donation will make. When you choose a gift by selecting the ‘add’ button, simply do this for each of the gifts you would like to purchase, before selecting ‘Next’. You can add another gift onto your order any time before you select ‘Confirm’.

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