One off donation:
We welcome and appreciate every donation we receive. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Your donation will ensure disadvantaged Australian children receive critical, out-of-school learning support through our life-changing programs. Make a donation today.
Our monthly donors provide Australian children in need with access to important learning and mentoring programs to help them get the most out of their education. We know that providing continual support throughout all stages of a child’s education, is the best way to help a disadvantaged child create a better future for themselves.
The ongoing funds provided by monthly donations mean we can plan ahead, improve the effectiveness of programs, and significantly increase our reach to help even more disadvantaged Australian children.
Monthly giving is simple, easy and efficient. You nominate the amount you would like to give and this will be debited from your bank account or credit card every month. All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible and we'll send your annual tax receipt to you in July.
It's easy - sign up for a monthly donation here.
As a Learning for Life sponsor, you will be matched with a disadvantaged Australian child. Your donations of $52 a month, combined with that of another sponsor, provides a combination of three vital areas of support for your sponsored child:
- financial support to pay for school essentials such as a school uniform, proper school shoes, text books, and school excursions;
- targeted support from a Learning for Life Coordinator who really gets to know the family and understand their unique circumstances. They can link the student to local learning opportunities that help them to fully participate in their education;
- access to a range of educational opportunities. This includes our out-of-school learning and mentoring programs which help boost their confidence and improve vital skills such as reading so they can keep up with their peers at school.
There's also the emotional support that you provide simply by being their sponsor. Students often tell us how motivated they feel just knowing that someone out there (whom they will never meet) cares about them enough to invest in their future.
Find out more about our sponsorship program.
Workplace giving or payroll giving enables you to make regular contributions from your pay to The Smith Family, either in the form of sponsorship or a donation. Pre-tax giving results in an immediate tax deduction, without the need to get receipts and claim with your annual tax return. If you’re an employer or employee you can find out more about The Smith Family’s by contacting us.
By donating your time, talent and expertise to The Smith Family you can help ensure disadvantaged children are getting the opportunities they need to fully participate in their education. Each year we rely on the generosity of more than 7,700 volunteers who partner with us to achieve this goal. To find out more about volunteering, please visit the volunteering page.
Good clean, wearable clothing and accessories, with no rips/stains or tears, either new or used, can be donated in certain locations across New South Wales. To find out more about what we can accept please visit our clothing donations page. Funds generated from the sale of these goods offset our administration costs, ensuring donations from our supporters continue to be spent as fully as possible on programs assisting disadvantaged children and young people. To find your nearest clothing collection bin please call us on 1300 737 166.