Welcome to GIVIT Schools!

Where big-hearted schools and communities connect - and generosity meets need.
Use GIVIT to seek support for students or families at your school or become a
support school to help vulnerable members of the community.

Get involved today by selecting from the options below.

This is a place for teachers and students who wish to give to others in need, in your local neighbourhood and throughout rural and remote Australia. We know there are school kids with big hearts who have the energy and generosity to rally together and give to those who are going without simple everyday items.

Can you help us meet any of the needs below? Please contact schools@givit.org.au if so.

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Back to School

Help Aussie school kids living in poverty get off to a flying start in 2019!

Starting a new school year without the necessary items on their stationery list or the correct uniform can have a detrimental impact on a child’s education potential. Children returning to school without the essentials can be left feeling isolated and a target for ridicule and bullying.

Already GIVIT has requests for back-to-school needs valued at more than $40,000 and the demand continues to grow. Can your school help us meet that need by giving school items (stationery, backpacks, lunchboxes) or by raising funds to help us purchase items? We want to ensure every child has the items they need to grow, thrive and strive!

For more information, contact schools@givit.org.au.

Drought-affected families

Some Aussie kids who are living on the land are doing it really tough. 100% of NSW and 58.1% of Queensland have been drought-declared. Kids on the land need simple items to help them participate at school so that they can learn, thrive and strive.

Can you raise funds to help us buy items needed? We believe that we should buy locally in children's home towns because businesses in drought-affected areas are also finding it hard at the moment.

For more information, contact schools@givit.org.au.

Pens! Pencils! Paper! Give kids in need the best chance to succeed

In Canberra, almost 9,000 kids are living in poverty. Each year, GIVIT receives hundreds of school stationery requests from charities which support families who have escaped domestic violence, or recently arrived into Canberra, or who are at risk of being homeless. These families often have few belongings and struggle to buy essential items for school.

GIVIT is calling all big-hearted students to support other students in need by building stationery packs, chock full of exercise books, pens, pencils, glue sticks, highlighters and more! Make a life-changing donation to help these kids break the poverty cycle. A full list of stationery pack items will be provided on request.

For more information, contact schools@givit.org.au.

FAQs

What is GIVIT Schools?

GIVIT Schools offers a voice for school communities who are doing it tough and need some extra support in the form of donated items. These items might be needed for your school in general to ensure children can receive the education they deserve. On the other hand, you might need items for a particularly vulnerable student and their family who have come to the attention of school staff.

GIVIT Schools is also a place for students and teachers who want to see to the urgent larger needs of communities who are struggling. GIVIT knows that school kids have big hearts and love to help those in need. This hub offers schools an opportunity to rise up and respond to requests for significant volumes of donated items. Needs may include clothes, toys, music or sports equipment, and are primarily intended to help children who are impoverished and/or vulnerable.

What is GIVIT Schools?

If you're looking to source donated items, a school representative will need to register with GIVIT to get started. Once registered, the school representative will be able to access donations through GIVIT's charity portal.

If you want your peers or school community to help others in need, have a look at our list of current requests and contact schools@givit.org.au if there's a particular request or project you wish to take on. If a request is for a significant number of items, rest assured that there's no expectation you will donate them all; every donation makes a difference and other school communities will hopefully contribute too.

Can we get photos of our donations being received?

We really respect the anonymity of our recipients. Every child must have parental approval to share their image. We do hope, via GIVIT Schools, that we will sometimes be able to share photos of other school children with your donations. We might even be able to coordinate you delivering them as a group to a community or school beneficiary.

Can I register my school if we have needs?

Yes! It is free to register, request and receive items via GIVIT and GIVIT Schools. We might ask you for a picture for us to use when you request bulk items on the GIVIT Schools page. Register here.

How can I stay involved?

Please sign up for our newsletter and ask all your friends to as well! The GIVIT newsletter is distributed on a weekly basis and will share what's needed in your local area.