Choose a Solidarity Gift this year, and support the communities we work in partnership with through practical and meaningful gifts. Our Sustainability Gift ensures that SERVE’s work is effective, inclusive and has a long-lasting impact on vulnerable communities in southern Africa, India and South East Asia.

A very positive feature of SERVE Solidarity Gifts is that all the gifts are purchased in the local countries which provides even more of an impact by assisting individuals, families, local communities and economies.

These Solidarity Gifts are truly ethical and have the potential to have a long lasting impact.

On receipt of your order SERVE will send you the following:

  • A gift certificate acknowledging the purchase of your gift which can be displayed or sent on as a gift.
  • A letter of thanks for your kind support

Please allow 3 days for processing of orders.

Solidarity Gift of Seeds of Growth (€5 / £4)

Seeds are a sacred metaphor for life and renewal. The gift of seeds will bring the metaphor to life by exhibiting solidarity in action with Luyando Farm in Mazabuka, Zambia. These seeds will provide a new food source, boosting the sustainability of the project and improving the health and nutrition of the farmer, his family, and the broader Assumption Parish Community.

This gift is a powerful show of solidarity, directly promoting Sustainable Development Goal 15 – Life on Land.

Solidarity Gift of Resilience (€20 / £18)

2020 has been an unprecedented year for SERVE and our partners. We had to quickly adapt to the Covid-19 crisis, taking steps to ensure that the vulnerable people we work with were supported. The crisis is likely to have a lasting negative impact and will be acutely felt by marginalised communities living in extreme poverty.

SERVE has a long-term commitment to our partners, based on solidarity, mutual respect, and working together to achieve meaningful and lasting change. This gift will support us to respond to the long-term impact of Covid-19. It will ensure that our programmes continue to be effective, inclusive, and reach those most in need.

If you can do one thing to support SERVE this Christmas, please consider the Gift of Resilience, a powerful show of support for SERVE and Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnership for the Goals.

Solidarity Gift of Nutritious Meals for a Month (€30 / £25)

Nutritional deficiencies early in life can affect the cognitive development of children. Access to nutrition contributes to early development, concentration, and energy levels. The Presentations Sisters, SERVE’s partner in the Philippines, facilitate a Nutrition Programme in the Nano Nagle Early Learning Centre for the Badjao Tribe in Cebu. With the purchase of this Gift, you can support this programme and meet the nutritional needs of the Montessori students attending Nano Nagle with a guaranteed nutritious meal every day for one month.  The meal consists of rice, chicken, vegetables, fruit and milk.
This gift will contribute towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.
Read The Story of the Badjao Tribe, by SERVE volunteer and leader Miriam O’Callaghan here.

Solidarity Gift of Quality Education (contribute €60 /£50  or €120 / £100)

The gift of Quality Education will support educational scholarships, empowering young people in Mozambique or Zimbabwe to live independently through practical and life skills training. 

This gift will contribute towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education

Solidarity Gift of a Specialised Wheelchair (€100 / £90)

People living with disabilities in the global south are among the poorest on our planet. With the Sustainable Development Goals having a specific focus on disability in Goals 4, 8, 10, 11 and 17, we are continuing to respond to this issue through the provision of care and support to our partners. 75% of people living with disability in India are living in rural areas. The provision of a specialised wheelchair, designed for rural areas, can dramatically improve the mobility, confidence and independence of people with disability. Your gift of a wheelchair will transform the life of a person living with disability in rural India. 

This gift supports Sustainable Development Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities.

Read about SERVE’s work with APD India here.