Unicef Give Good gift guide

The post is sponsored by Unicef

The holiday season means different things to different people. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or another holiday, gifting is a large part of the celebrations. For me, end of year holidays signify a time to be charitable and to pass on the good fortune I had received throughout the year. It not only makes me feel good but it also ensures good karma for the following year.

You’ve seen some of my other gift guides but this one is a little different. This one is to inspire you to think outside of the box and give some much needed gifts that will truly change lives. 

Gift Guide

The usual gifts we buy can cost a bundle and only deliver joy for a short amount of time, but with a UNICEF Inspired Gift you can feel the joy for months, even years to come. For the same price as a mini lipstick set or iPhone case, a UNICEF gift will deliver life-saving resources, health supplements and educational tools to the world’s most vulnerable children.

To show you exactly what I mean I’ve created this little guide to put things in perspective.

Unicef Give Good Gift Guide


I want you to join me in giving good this year so I’m running a competition that will help you do just that. To enter the competition, simply leave a comment below with your answer in 50 words or less to this special question:

How do you plan to #GiveGood this Christmas?

There will be 4 winners chosen, based on creativity. And here’s the twist: Instead of the winners receiving a prize, the prize will be sent to children in need while they will receive a gift card outlining what was sent in their honour. Prizes include therapeutic food sachets, footballs, storybooks and pencils.

The competition is open to all persons worldwide aged 18 years+. Entries close Sunday, 21 December 2014. By submitting an entry into this competition you agree to the outlined terms and conditions below.

Image source: UNICEF/DRCA2011-00205/Asselin

THE PLASTIC DIARIES “Unicef Give Good” COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS ENTRY INTO THE COMPETITION 1. Entry into THE PLASTIC DIARIES “Unicef Give Good” competition (the “Competition”) is open to all persons aged 18 years of age and older. The Promoter is The Plastic Diaries, Parcel Locker 10028 06070, 16-20 Bulli Street, MOORABBIN, VIC 3189, Australia (the “Promoter”). Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the Competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. 2. The officers, management and employees (or immediate family of an officer, manager or employee) of the Promoter, the agencies associated with this Competition and their related bodies corporate are not eligible to enter. 3. Competition begins at 06.00 (AEDT) on Friday 5 December 2014 and closes at 23:59 (AEDT) on Saturday 20 December 2014 (the “Competition Period”). A) Log onto www.theplasticdiaries.com; B) Leave a comment on the dedicated competition post with an answer to the following question in 50 words or less, “How do you plan to #GiveGood this Christmas?” (the “Competition Question”). 4. All entries must include the entrant’s name, email address and question answer to be eligible for entry. Incomplete entries or those with defamatory, pre-used, copyrighted or offensive content will be ineligible. It is the entrants’ responsibility to inform the Promoter if their residential address, email address or phone number changes during the Competition Period. 5. The use of any automated software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant automatically to enter repeatedly is prohibited (“Repeat Entry Device”). If the Promoter reasonably believes that an entrant is using any Repeat Entry Device, the Promoter may disqualify that entrant without notice. PRIZE 6. There are 4 prizes in total. The prize pool consists of: • 120x Sachets of Therapeutic Food, valued at $64 • 6x Footballs, valued at $43 • 3x Story Books, valued at $22 • 500x Pencils, valued at $16 (the “Prize”). 7. The total maximum Prize pool value is AUS $145. The Prize values are the recommended retail values and are correct at the time of printing. The Promoter is neither responsible nor liable for any change in the value of the Prize occurring between publishing date and date the Prize is claimed. All Prize values are in Australian dollars. 8. The Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. The Prize or any element of the Prize cannot be exchanged for any other prize/s. The contents of the Prize will be at the Promoter’s sole discretion. The Prize is subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the entities supplying the Prize. JUDGING AND AWARD OF PRIZE 9. The Competition will be judged on the basis of creativity at The Plastic Diaries head office in Melbourne, VIC, Australia within 24 hours of the competition closing. Chance plays no part in the selection of the Prize winner. The Prize winner will be notified via email and/or phone on or after Tuesday 23 December 2014. The Prize must be claimed by responding to the winner notification email or phone call within 7 days of the winner being notified. 10. If a Prize winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the Prize by the stipulated date, then the Prize will be forfeited and a substitute prize will not be offered in lieu of the Prize. GENERAL 11. All entrants agree to provide the Promoter or the Promoter’s authorised agent with proof of identity, residency, age and/or proof of entry validity if selected as the Prize winner/s or if reasonably requested by the Promoter or the Promoter’s authorised agent. Proof of age, identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the sole discretion of the Promoter. In the event that the Prize winner cannot provide suitable proof, the Prize winner will forfeit the Prize in whole and no substitute will be offered. 12. No responsibility will be taken by the Promoter for any changes in dates, times or cancellations or other arrangements that may prevent the Prize winner from winning the Prize. 13. The Promoter reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, at any time before the awarding of the Prizes to cancel or vary the Competition or to vary or cancel the award of the Prizes including, without limitation, circumstances where in the Promoter’s opinion (which it shall form in its absolute discretion): (a) a Prize winner does not satisfy the Competition entry requirements; or (b) the Promoter cannot conduct the Competition or award the Prize/s for any reason beyond its control. 14. In the event that the Promoter cancels or varies the Competition or varies or withdraws the Prizes it shall not: (a) be liable to any person for any loss or damage (including loss or damage caused by any negligence) arising out of, or in connection with, such cancellation, variation or withdrawal; and (b) be required to conduct the Competition at any other time. 15. No responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for late, lost or misdirected entries and all entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt of the entry into the Promoter’s database and NOT time of transmission by the entrant. The Promoter will accept no responsibility for any delays to entry caused by technical disruptions or malfunctions. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for out-dated or incorrect contact details or contact details by which the entrant cannot be contacted during business hours on the relevant dates. 16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any Prize that are damaged, delayed or lost in transit. 17. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the award of prize/s to, and/or to disqualify any individual who, as determined in the sole discretion of the Promoter, has breached these terms and conditions or who has otherwise engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the Competition. 18. Entrants are advised that their personal information may be disclosed to State and Territory lottery departments and their names as the winner may be published as required under the relevant lottery legislation. 19. A decision of the Promoter in relation to the conduct of the Competition is binding and conclusive and no correspondence will be entered into. 20. Entrants enter the Competition at their sole risk. With the exception of liability which cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of taking the Prize or entering the Competition. 21. All entries become the property of the Promoter and may be communicated to the public by the Promoter or used for promotional purposes, subject to the Promoter’s privacy policy. By entering the Competition, the Prize winner agrees to the use of their name, image, audio-visual recording and/or photograph/s, without compensation, and agrees that the Promoter will own copyright in any such images, audio-visual recordings and photograph/s.

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