Choose a Gift, Give a Card, Change a Life

December 13, 2019

Choose a Gift, Give a Card, Change a Life

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a beautiful (and tax-deductible) Hamlin Gift from the Heart.

With less than twelve days left until that magical day of Christmas, have you sorted out gifts for all your family and friends? Have you found the perfect Kris Kringle gifts for your colleagues?

The Hamlin Shop has got you covered!

By purchasing a Hamlin Gift from the Heart, you will share the love and help make this Christmas a truly special time for women suffering from fistula in Ethiopia. All proceeds from the Hamlin Gifts from the Heart will go directly towards providing health, dignity and hope to the extraordinary women of Ethiopia.

We will also send you a beautiful gift card in the post. If you’ve left things to the last minute you can choose an electronic card to be sent to you, or to someone special. We can also send you a print at home PDF. 


Here are 12 truly wonderful Gifts from the Heart to inspire you in the lead up to Christmas.   

1. Five Brave Soles

Your gift of $10 could provide shoes for five brave patients. 

2. Welcome to the World!

Share the joy this festive season. Your gift will help to give more Ethiopian women access to quality maternal healthcare - ensuring more women have safe deliveries and can experience the joy of motherhood. 

3. Hope

Thanks to you, there is hope. Thanks to you, more women in Ethiopia will receive good quality maternal healthcare. Your gift of $20 helps to support the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula. Help give women hope for a better year ahead. 

4. Love

Show your Mum that you love her this Christmas. Your gift of $20 honours a special mother figure in your life and acknowledges the role of Dr Catherine Hamlin as an 'Emaye' (mother) to her staff and patients.  

5. Dress with Dignity

Your gift of $30 could provide a nightgown and bedding for a patient during her stay at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, and a new dress for her to wear home. 

6. Nutrition

As we prepare to feast this festive season let’s think of fistula patients in Ethiopia. Good nutrition is an essential part of healing and recovery. Our patients are given hearty, traditional Ethiopian food during their stay with us. $40 pays for nutritious food for a patient at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital or one of our five hospitals in regional Ethiopia. 

7. Walking with Hope

Your gift of $50 could provide pre- and post-operative physio for a patient at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. 

8. Reaching Every Woman

Don’t let women suffer this Christmas. Your gift of $60 can help us identify untreated fistula patients in isolated parts of Ethiopia. 

9. Support pack

For $100, we can buy a support pack for a long-term patient returning to village life, including furniture and other household items.

10. Education to Empower

Your gift of $120 can help provide numeracy and literacy classes for one patient during her stay at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. 

11. A Midwife for All

Your gift of $200 helps to recruit one new high school graduate to study at the Hamlin College of Midwives. What a perfect gift for the upcoming World Health Organisation Year of the Midwife and Nurse in 2020. 

12. Life Restoring Surgery

Your gift of $700 could fund one standard fistula operation in a Hamlin regional hospital, restoring a woman's life. What better way to do good this Christmas than by changing someone’s life!


Choose a gift, give a card and change a life this Christmas.
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