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For Every Child, Back To School Basics

Aussie Kids are getting 'Back to School' ready.
Help another child across the globe get #PackedForTheFuture.

UNICEF is proud to be helping Aussie kids affected by bushfires get back to school with our Bushfires response. But there are many more children overseas that still need essentials like pencils, school bags and other learning materials across the globe. For a child in need these are more than just supplies - they are an opportunity at a better future. 

Simply donate school supplies from our featured 'Back to School' range or give as a gift by sending a personalised card to your child or any other loved one. This school term think of every child and give the gift of education, so that every child can have a fair chance. 
Give A Back To School Basic
For many of us, ‘Back To School’ simply means that the holidays are now sadly over. But for children caught in ongoing conflict, poverty and natural disasters, it means so much more: the road to stability, a safe environment, and a chance for a brighter future. By sending another child Back To School Basics you and your child can make a real difference. From stationary, school bags to school materials, these essential supplies bring learning to some of the world's hardest to reach places.

Honour your child and help another by giving your Back To School Basic as a gift. 
All Back To School Basics over $2 are tax-deductible. 

Give the Gift of education with a Back To School Basic.

Play and Learn bundle

Pencils, exercise books, storybooks, and school bags set children on a lifelong journey of learning and play.

1,000 pencils

Sharpen up with pencils and watch a lifelong learning journey unfold.

8 school bags

Brightly coloured school bags make going to school even better.

How Inspired Gifts work

Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving gifts delivered to where they are most needed

When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it's immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are UNICEF Inspired Gifts?
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Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are distributed to children and their communities around the world throughout the year. Not only do they provide the receiver with a great sense of satisfaction, they also provide a practical item for the field; helping save, improve and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Each gift you buy is delivered to the field.
How do Inspired Gifts work?
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When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it is immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now. A beautiful card describing your life-changing gift is sent by email or post to the person you name as being your gift's donor. Alternatively, you can opt for a PDF card, sent to your email, so you can print it out and deliver it yourself.
When will my card be delivered?
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If you choose to order a hardcopy card, you should allow 10 working days for delivery. Hardcopy cards are only available for delivery within Australia. If you choose the e-card or PDF version, they will be delivered immediately.

If you have any questions about the delivery of your order please call 1300 365 943 between the hours of 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri.
Are Inspired Gifts 'real'?
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Yes they are. UNICEF Inspired Gifts are far more than 'virtual' gifts or 'examples of what your money can do' - they are tangible, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are being distributed to children and communities around the world year-round. For example, UNICEF procures vaccines for 40 per cent of the world's children.
Will I get two cards if I purchase two of the same Inspired Gifts?
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Yes, and you are able to nominate a different delivery address for each card, if you wish.
Is there a guarantee that the gift I select is the one that will be delivered to the field?
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We respond to the real needs of children around the world. As a result, there may be some cases in which the Inspired Gift you have selected will be substituted with one from the same category, because there is a greater need for it. That way, you will always know which area of our work you are supporting and can feel assured that it really is helping the world’s children, right now.