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Donations needed to help Australians get back to school

Media release | 08 January 2024


  • GIVIT is calling for donations for the Ready to Learn Appeal to help get people across Australia get back to school
  • Stationary, uniforms and digital devices urgently needed
  • 100% of donated funds received will be used to help both children and adults access education and learning tools

Not-for-profit donation platform GIVIT has launched the Ready to Learn Appeal to assist families across the country in need of education support. Many people are recovering from natural disasters with the rising cost of living contributing to hardship leaving many families in need of assistance to prepare for the school year.

GIVIT CEO Sarah Tennant said that education needs can arise at any time and can include stationary, digital devices or uniforms.

“GIVIT is calling for donations of educational materials for students and families in need of support,” said Sarah.

“This includes traditional back to school items for primary and high school but also requests from organisations on behalf of TAFE and university students, international students or refugees looking to improve their skills.”

Several years of natural disasters and the rising cost have living have escalated needs on GIVIT with more than 8,000 items currently needed across Australia for the GIVIT Ready to Learn Appeal.

“The cost of living has exacerbated these challenges for many people meaning they are not able to purchase school uniforms or stationary supplies ahead of the school year,” said Sarah.

The most requested items include stationery, school bags, lunch boxes, drink bottles and laptops. School shoes, school uniforms, and vouchers to purchase these items are also often requested.

100% of donated money received by GIVIT is used to purchase essential items and services.

To donate to this appeal, visit

For more information please contact:
E: M: 0444 503 759


GIVIT is the smart way to give. Through, we channel generosity where it is needed to support
vulnerable people and communities in Australia.

Working with more than 4,500 support organisations, we ensure people get what they need when they need it most – whether recovering from an emergency event, or experiencing hardship due to circumstances such as drought, domestic and family violence, homelessness, disability, and mental health.

GIVIT captures all offers of goods and services online, removing the need for charities and services to sort, store and dispose of unrequested donations, saving valuable resources. 100% of donated money received by GIVIT to support people in need are used to purchase essential items and services. We buy locally, wherever possible, to support local businesses and the economic recovery of affected communities. GIVIT’s operational costs are covered by government contracts and corporate partners.

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