We work with amazing people to bring about positive and lasting change in some of the world's poorest places.
Help change a child's future with Communion & Confirmation gifts
Chicks will give families in Malawi an income and food for their children
Solar lights allow children in Uganda to do their homework after dark
School fees give children in Zimbabwe an opportunity to learn and improve their future
Gifts of Change - FAQ
Is this website secure for buying gifts?
Yes. We use Realex Payments and PayPal to process credit card payments. All data transmitted is encrypted and the site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure the transactions are secure.
What do I receive when I order a gift with a traditional card?
You will receive a beautifuly illustrated Christmas card to give to the person of your choice. The card has a blank area for you to personalise. It also describes how the selected gift will be used so the recipient of the card can read about how their gift will benefit families in need. Find out more about the impact of these gifts, and see some card examples here.
What do I receive when I order a gift with an e-card?
The e-card is sent directly, via email, to the recipient you specify. The e-card has a blank area for you to personalise (you can add your personal message on the checkout page). It also contains information about the gift purchased. It can be sent straight away or on any date you select, via email, once the gift has been purchased. See an e-card example here.
Can I send a traditional card directly to someone?
No. We send the card(s) to you so that you can personalise and pass them on.
How long will it take to receive my gift card?
If you have ordered a gift by post, please allow up to one week for delivery of your gift card. E-cards will be delivered instantly or on the date you select, at checkout.
Can I make a general donation with my Gift of Change purchase?
Yes, once you choose the gifts and go to the checkout form you have the option to make an additional donation. You can also donate using our regular donation form here.
How is my gift delivered to the recipient?
The card is delivered to you, so that you can personalise it and pass it on. The e-card is delivered instantly via email, or on a date you specify. The actual gift is sourced locally, thus supporting the local economy, and delivered to individuals and communities by Trócaire's partner organisations in the country.
Which countries will receive the gifts?
Last year, families in the following countries received Gifts of Change: Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Pakistan, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This year the gifts will go to families in Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Malawi, Palestine, Uganda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
Can I order the gifts by phone?
Yes, if you are in the Republic of Ireland you can call Locall 1850 408 408. From Northern Ireland you can call Freephone 0800 912 1200.
Is it possible to buy the gifts in the shops?
You can also buy the gifts directly from selected Trócaire centres. More information on this is available here.
Can I order Christmas cards from Trócaire?
Trócaire Christmas cards can be bought from Trócaire centres in packs of six for five euro. Please note: These cards are not related to Gifts of Change.