FAQs

FAQs for Givers (See FAQs for Receivers below)

What is a Giver and how do I get started?
A Giver is a person who is in a position to purchase a Gift for someone less fortunate than themselves. Getting started as a Giver is simple. You just fill out the Registration form, which takes less than 30 seconds. Your name or contact details never appear anywhere on our website. You must be logged in as a member in order to post comments on Posts uploaded by Receivers, but even then you are not obliged to post comments in your own name – a nickname will suffice. Importantly, a Giver can never be contacted by a Receiver but Givers may contact Receivers.
What is Give it Direct and why is it unique?
Give it Direct connects people who wish to send Gifts (i.e. Givers) with less well-off people who wish to receive Gifts (i.e. Receivers). The unique feature of Give it Direct is that Receivers maintain their own Blog on the website, which allows Givers to read their story before deciding to send them Gifts.
Can you give me an Example of exactly how Give it Direct works?
Let’s say you browse through the directory of Receivers and discover a lady called Aminah from Nairobi, Kenya. On reading Aminah’s blog posts you learn that she had 3 children who she is trying to feed and clothe and put through school. You decide you want to help Aminah. By clicking on the link to her Amazon Wish List in her Give it Direct profile you can view the items that would make her life easier. You decide to purchase some Clothes for her and some Books for her children from her Amazon Wish List. Amazon sends the items directly to the address that Aminah has entered in her Amazon profile. Aminah can photograph the Gifts you send her and upload them on to her Give it Direct blog or she could even upload a video of her children reading the Books you have sent her.
Why should Givers join Give it Direct?
Give it Direct is a great way for Givers to get to know Receivers and their needs before sending them Gifts. It is also a great way for Givers to maintain contact with Receivers after they have sent Gifts. For Givers who may be concerned that their charitable donations do not reach the intended recipient, Give it Direct solves this problem by having the Gifts sent directly to the Receiver. Gif and Befriend is a great way for Givers to make friends with people less well off than themselves all over the world.
Can anyone become a Giver?
Yes, anyone can be a Giver on Give it Direct. There is no cost to join and it takes less than 30 seconds to register as a Member. However, Gifts may only be purchased and sent from Amazon and that would require the Giver to be at least 18 years of age.
How does a Giver send a Gift to a Receiver?
In each Receiver’s profile there is a link to his or her Amazon Wish List. Simply click on this link and you will be brought to the Receivers Amazon Wish List. Givers may then select which items they would like to gift to the Receiver and once the Giver pays for them by credit or debit card, Amazon dispatches the Gifts directly to the Receiver.
What types of Gifts can a Giver send to a Receiver?
If it’s for sale on the Amazon website then a Giver may purchase it and send it to a Receiver. Items include Clothes, Shoes, Sportswear, Books, Music, Games, Electronics, Household Appliances, Jewellery and Beauty Products. There is also a wide selection of Gift Cards that may be sent electronically.
How much do Gifts cost?
Gifts can cost as little as $1 and can go up to thousands of Dollars. The retailers on Amazon set the prices of what they sell and frequently these prices are lower than regular high-street prices.
How do I decide which Receivers to send Gifts to?
Browse the database or directory of Receivers and get to know the Receivers by reading the content of their Blog Posts. When you find a Receiver who you feel deserves a Gift from you simply visit their Amazon Wish List and purchase it for them. You may also speak to a Receiver directly by scheduling a Skype call with them.
Can I send Gifts to more than one Receiver?
Yes, you can send Gifts to as many Receivers as you wish.
What costs do Givers incur when they send a Gift to Receivers?
Aside from the delivery costs that Amazon charges, there are no other costs associated with sending a Gift to a Receiver. Give it Direct does not charge Givers any admin fee or any other fee – all of your money goes to the Receiver.
Who delivers the Gifts to the Receivers?
Amazon delivers the Gifts directly to the Receivers so you don’t have to worry about packaging or postage.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Please send all questions to info@GiftandBefriend.com and one of our Support Team will assist you as quickly as possible.

FAQs for Receivers

What is a Receiver and how do I get started?
A Receiver is a ‘person in need’ of certain items, such as Clothes, Shoes, Books or Household Appliances, etc. Receivers join Give it Direct to receive these Gifts from Givers. Receivers must complete the short Registration Form in order to join as a member. A Receiver must also set up an Amazon Wish List on the Amazon website. This will be linked to your Give it Direct account and will enable Givers to purchase Gifts for you from your Amazon Wish List.
What is Give it Direct and why is it unique?
Give it Direct is a great way for Receivers to meet people who can improve their lives by sending them Gifts from their Amazon Wish List. The unique element of Give it Direct is that Receivers can tell their story on the Blog and upload photographs and videos, which allows Givers get to know the person before they send a Gift.
Why should I join Give it Direct?
Receivers should join Give it Direct to allow Givers get to know them by reading their Blog posts and seeing which Gifts they need in order to improve their lives.
How do I engage with Givers?
The best way to engage with Givers is to tell your story in words, photos and videos in your Give it Direct blog. The more content you upload the more Givers will be able to engage with you.
What kind of Gifts can I receive and how do I select them?
You can select any items you find on the Amazon website and save them to your Amazon Wish List.
How do I receive Gifts if I don’t have a fixed address?
If you do not have a fixed address, you can nominate an address near you, such as a School, Church or local Charity Office and notify them that you have recorded their address on your Amazon Wish List. Alternatively, you could nominate a Friend’s address.
What should I write about on my Blog on Give it Direct?
Your Blog allows you to tell your story, in words, photographs and video. You should write about whatever best tells your story in your own words. Make sure to upload photographs to add colour to your story.
What type of content is barred from Give it Direct?
The type of content which is accepted on Give it Direct blogs is dictated by our Content Policy. The following content is prohibited:
  • Pornography, adult or mature content
  • Violent content
  • Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organisation
  • Excessive profanity
  • Hacking/cracking content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
  • Sales of beer or hard alcohol
  • Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
  • Sales of prescription drugs
  • Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g. firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
  • Sales of products that are replicas or imitations of designer or other goods
  • Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
  • Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Please send all questions to info@GiftandBefriend.com and one of our Support Team will assist you as quickly as possible.