Don't take if personally that you have no Christmas card from us this year: Instead of sending cards, Impress Media has donated $550 to fund a community school through not-for-profit organisation TEAR Australia.

TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world.  From TEAR Australia' Useful Gifts catalogue, Impress Media's donation contributes towards the overall cost of a community school that helps children further their education. Community school projects also provide support and training for teachers and help engage the community with the importance of education.

The Useful Gifts catalogue http://www.usefulgifts.org/ includes the ability to fund a chicken ($5), a tree seedling ($10), a vege garden ($30) or a goat ($50) for a community in the developing world.


TEAR Australia works in partnership with other Christian groups, including churches, relief and development agencies and community-based organisations, which are working with the poor in their communities. TEAR seeks to build effective relationships with these partners, grounded in mutual respect, trust and accountability.

Priority is given to those programs that strive to involve the most marginalised and exploited members of each community, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.

In Australia, we work to inform and empower Christians, in partnership with local churches, to make a Biblically-shaped response to suffering and oppressed communities.

To learn more about TEAR Australia, visit http://www.tear.org.au.

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