Right now thousands of children are heading back to school but some of them are carrying a heavier burden than others. Help us ease the burden of disadvantage.
Watch the first in our Tales of the ‘One in Ten’ short film series created to raise awareness of the effects of disadvantage on children.
Thousands of disadvantaged Australian children will be dreading the start of a new school year. From just $43 per month, you can support a child’s education and help change their life.
Organise a ‘hand-up’ fundraising event for The Smith Family and give Aussie kids in need the hand-up they need to create better futures through education.
86 cents in every dollar raised through fundraising goes directly to our community programs to help Australian children in need.
The Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Today, there are more than 638,000 Australian children living in jobless families.
Disadvantaged students have significantly lower Year 12 completion rates.
Disadvantaged students are on average 2-3 years behind in reading and maths by the time they are 15 years old.
Last year, 112,124 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,480 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
In 2013, 93% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
24 Jan 2014
The Smith Family has estimated ‘the real costs’ of attending public school at upwards of $2000 for one child (at primary school) over a year.
31 Dec 2013
Visit your local Officeworks to donate new school supplies into the yellow drop off box found in-store or by making a donation at the register.
31 Jan 2014
Ever felt like something was missing? Alice does. On Monday, 3 February her story will be revealed and you’re invited to the premiere.
Tales of the 1 in 10
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