An email from The Duchess of Cornwall!
The Duchess and her team expressed deep empathy for Australians battling through the fires and their aftermath. They had heard about a homegrown charity providing practical, impactful help for bushfire-affected areas and wanted to know more. GIVIT was soon officially chosen as the Duchess was determined her donation would make a difference.
One of many requests to the GIVIT website, Armidale Regional Council asked for backpacks and school shoes, uniforms, and basic supplies for the students at Ebor State School in NSW, whose community had been badly affected by the fires. The Duchess of Cornwall’s donation, along with the generosity of corporate and individual contributors (with a big shout out to footwear legend Clarks), enabled GIVIT’s founder, Juliette Wright OAM, to visit the excited students to provide everything they needed - and would otherwise have gone without - to start the new school year.
Donated funds were used to make purchases locally, further supporting businesses at an exceptionally tough time. GIVIT was humbled by how Australians stepped up to aid those in need, and the Duchess of Cornwall’s contribution was a much-appreciated example of how people across the world chose to help Australians facing hardship. GIVIT was delighted to be an effective channel for such generosity.