We let the experts tell you what kids need most as they head back to school
Who better to tell you what kids need most as they head back to school than... kids!
With our Back to School Appeal in full swing, we recruited some of GIVIT's resident experts to give you the lowdown on what kids need most as they head back to school this year.
Let's get Aussie students back on the same page this year
The past 12 months have been difficult for many Australians, but it's been especially tough on the 1.4 million children and young people living in financial hardship.
Your generous donation of items or money will help ensure kids have everything they need to thrive in 2021. The most requested items include exercise books, stationery, book lists, school bags, lunch boxes, drink bottles and laptops. Also needed are school shoes, school uniforms, and vouchers to buy these items.
The need for donations doesn't stop once kids head back to school. Rather, that's often when schools, charities and community organisations get a clear picture on just how urgent the need is for various items.
Donate to GIVIT's Back to School Appeal now.
Updated 14/12/2021: Our Ready to Learn Appeal is now the best way to help disadvantaged kids get what they need as they head back to school. This appeal is not just for kids - it runs year-round and helps people of any age experiencing hardship for any reason as they attempt to complete further study.
Warm clothes for winter in WA
The cost of living is forcing many people to choose between rent, groceries, power bills and warm clothing. Support from Hanes helps us get warm clothes into regional areas.
Bush to Sydney flights giving sick kids wings
This special organisation gets sick kids from the NSW bush to the big smoke for critical medical treatment.
Helping refugee families start the school year on the front foot
Smiggle has donated hundreds of back to school items to West Welcome Wagon, a Melbourne-based not-for-profit that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne's western suburbs.
Teaming up with the Brumbies to give kids somewhere to learn
We teamed up with the Super Rugby AU 2020 champions the Brumbies to lend a hand to residents of South East New South Wales are fighting hard to recover from the devastating Black Summer Bushfires.