GIVIT Ambassadors are committed to helping people in need by supporting GIVIT's work to provide exactly what they need when they need it. Our Ambassadors have a wide range of talents and achievements, but they are all passionate about giving back and dedicated to making the world a better place.
We are deeply grateful to each of our wonderful Ambassadors who lend their influence and time to raise awareness of our work.
We are thrilled to work alongside them to create lasting, life-changing impact.
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN CONSORT
During the 2019-2020 bushfires, Her Majesty donated towards school uniforms & supplies for children in bushfire-affected areas who were soon returning to school, as well as hardware items, equipment and materials for rural families needing to repair their properties.
Her Majesty, in her role as Patron supported GIVIT’s model of giving to communities and individuals in a practical way, ensuring those who required help received the exact items they needed, while buying locally to help devastated communities.
She was also particularly passionate about supporting GIVIT's work with people impacted by domestic and family violence.
“I am delighted to accept the kind request of GIVIT’s Founder, Juliette Wright, to become the charity’s first Patron. I have watched and listened to the daily news of how Australians are suffering from these catastrophic bushfires and, now, the coronavirus and my heart goes out to them. As Patron of GIVIT, I hope I shall be able to help this remarkable charity deal with a crisis at grassroots level.”
- HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN CONSORT
Founder & Ambassador
Juliette Wright, OAM
Juliette Wright is an inspired and passionate social justice campaigner. She created GIVIT in 2009 with a goal to connect those who have with those who need.
Through Juliette’s vision and determination, GIVIT has become the smart way for Australians to give to vulnerable people in their own communities. GIVIT also provides an award-winning Disaster and Emergency Recovery Service to manage donation flow after disasters.
From an idea discussed around the kitchen table, GIVIT is now a critical player in disaster recovery and an essential everyday resource for thousands of charities, schools and community organisations. Juliette has built a small but passionate team and, as a result, more Australians get more of the help they need when they need it.
Juliette has received numerous awards for her charity initiatives and disaster recovery innovation and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2019 and Australia’s Local Hero in 2015 by the National Australia Day Council.
“I am incredibly proud of the work GIVIT has done to help millions of Australians in need. When creating GIVIT, my goal was to match generosity with genuine need. Since then, it has been truly heart-warming to witness the continual outpouring of generosity from donors, especially during times of disasters. Ensuring that generosity is directed to support people in genuine need, while protecting the dignity of recipients, has always been our priority.
I am also proud that GIVIT provides a smart way for everyday Australians to be deeply involved in the recovery of communities affected by natural disasters. GIVIT directs generous people to fulfil real needs, supporting local people and businesses, helping a community recover at their time of greatest need.
I am proud to say we continue to achieve that.”
- Juliette Wright, OAM
Ambassador - GIVIT National Indigenous Support Program
- 2016 NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year
- Former Socceroos Captain
Born in the NSW community of Taree and a proud member of the Biripi Mob, Jade North is an inspiration beyond the world’s football fields.
Jade’s 20 years as a professional footballer saw him compete in teams across Asia, Europe and Australia, earning countless accolades including 2016 NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year, the first Indigenous captain of the Socceroos and competing at the Athens and Beijing Olympic Games.
Growing up in a fractured family and enduring battles with depression, Jade became motivated to create sustainable pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to better their lives.
Jade’s passion to make a real difference is proving to be life-changing for the hundreds of Indigenous charities and communities GIVIT support across the country. Jade inspires more indigenous services to register with GIVIT and people to donate, helping to better the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our cities, rural and remote communities.
“I’m incredibly excited to be part of GIVIT’s Indigenous program that asks our communities across Australia exactly what our most vulnerable people need to improve their situation. I want to support and inspire as many Indigenous children and communities as possible, and there’s no better platform that provides dignity and hope to each donation recipient than GIVIT and their National Indigenous Support Program.” - Jade North