Ryan can’t read the words, but he already knows how they feel. Make a donation today and help provide disadvantaged Australian children like Ryan with the reading programs they desperately need. It’s not his fault he’s poor, don’t let it limit his future.
Your gift of a new toy or books will bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas.
“When I go to high school I’m going to read very well. It’s a really big help for my future.” – Deng
Learning for Life students Jacinta, Keyanna and Demekesh share their stories of overcoming challenges and making the most of their futures.
Imagine trekking the Inca Trail by day, and camping under the stars at night, knowing every step you take will have made a difference to young Australians 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, 134,265 disadvantaged children and their families received support through Smith Family programs.
Last year, we supported 34,007 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorships.
Last year, 95% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.
12 Nov 2014
View our 2013/14 Annual Report for a summary of our year’s progress towards helping disadvantaged children succeed at school
Our personalised charity Christmas cards are available for businesses. Choose from our range of festive designs and give a little extra this Christmas
19 Oct 2014
More than 12,000 riders hit the roads of Melbourne for Australia’s largest one-day bike ride, Bupa Around the Bay - Ride for a child in need
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