NAIDOC Week an opportunity for celebration and reflection
- We have matched and coordinated almost 70,000 donated items (50,000 in 2020 to November alone) with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in need.
- We are working closely with more than 400 Indigenous support organisations. This figure has almost doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 5,000 items are currently requested on our appeal page, meaning generous donors can donate items of money to Indigenous people in need this NAIDOC Week.
Indigenous support is making a real difference all around Australia
We've got heaps of stories illustrating the difference that generous Aussies are making to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need. Below are some examples of donations made via our Indigenous Appeal.
- Struggling to get her kids to school without a car, a First Nations single mum received two new bikes so they could get to school on time and more safely than walking. The children's grades and overall health and fitness has improved.
- A single mum with two babies arrived at a hostel after fleeing domestic violence. Her 20-month-old baby had been released from hospital after surgery as a result of the father's abuse. She was really struggling with simple errands with a baby who had both legs in plaster. GIVIT provided her a double-pram, which has helped her immensely with everyday tasks.
- An Aboriginal family with 7 kids lost their house and all their belongings in a house fire. GIVIT immediately assisted with grocery and clothing vouchers. Once they were housed in new accommodation, GIVIT provided plenty of linen, a washing machine, toaster, cooking utensils and kitchen items.
- Homeless due to family violence, a teenager secured a safe new home but couldn’t afford basic items. GIVIT provided her a vacuum cleaner, crockery, cooking items and cutlery.
- An elderly woman suffering severe domestic violence injuries and couch surfing had just found a new home for herself. GIVIT provided a bed and linen, as she couldn’t afford household items and was sleeping on the bedroom floor.
Don't have money or items to donate right now? Got some spare time? Great! Upload your service or volunteering offer (like admin support, manual labour, bookkeeping services, tutoring... anything!), and it'll be uploaded to our online warehouse available to Indigenous charities.Donate time
Healing in the Kimberley
January 2023 saw widespread flooding affect the Kimberley region as a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie. GIVIT is helping impacted communities to recover.
Recovering from Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja
In April 2021, Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja devastated Western Australia's Mid-West region. The recovery has been long and tough, but green shoots are showing.
Sheridan bedding donated to remote Indigenous communities
GIVIT worked with Sheridan and the Dr Steve Burroughs Foundation to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians, distributing bedding to remote Indigenous communities.
Salesforce Donation Helping People Doing It Tough After Floods
For people affected by widespread storms and flooding in New South Wales in 2021, the ongoing recovery is a long one. But the support of companies like Salesforce is allowing us to get essential items to those in need.