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.
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? Do you have another idea of what you'd like to give?
Either way, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Feed the Families
There are lots of beautiful families living in Queensland’s central coast region who need our help to obtain food. Simple grocery items can be very hard for some families to afford, such as cereal, meat, sanitary items, fresh vegetables and more.
If your school is able to raise funds, potentially through a Gold Coin Donation, 100% will go towards purchasing local food vouchers to support these families. We would greatly appreciate your support.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Kindy kids rebuild after the floods
An outback kindergarten and early childhood centre was affected by the recent flooding and needs of our help to continue rebuilding. The Hughenden kindergarten needs several items to help fully equip their centre and continue supporting struggling families.
They are hoping for;
• Play equipment for 0 – 3-year-olds as they currently don’t have any
• A six-seater pram to safely transport babies in an emergency
• Arts and craft supplies, including chalk boards
• An electric oven to do cooking for the children
• Food vouchers for the many families who do not have the resources to provide fresh fruit for their children
• Fencing equipment to replace the fencing and gates damaged in the floods
• Eating tables and chairs for the 0 – 3 years room to make eating time an inclusive activity for all.
We are looking for schools to help us meet these essential needs! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
How can my school get involved?
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 email@example.com 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.