Get involved

Help break the cycle of disadvantage

More than 1.1 million Australian children and young people are living in poverty today1. These young Australians need your support to participate fully in their education and break the cycle of disadvantage.

You don’t have to live in one of the 94 communities we work in to show you care.

From volunteering in one of our retail stores to holding your own fundraising event or running in an event to raise money for us, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Join the thousands of caring Australians who are passionate about helping disadvantaged children create a better future for themselves through education.


For $1.70 a day, you can give a disadvantaged Australian child the school essentials they need to fit in and get ahead.

Did you know it's now easier to manage your giving online?


Did you know it's now easier to manage your giving online?

You can now access your giving history online with My Smith Family. You can now view, download and print your tax receipts online. You can also view your history of support, update your personal details and access your payment information – all in one place!

Using My Smith Family it is now possible to view your Student Profile online, any time of the year. And we've made communicating with your student easier so you can send encouraging words of support.

To register you just need your Smith Family ID.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics. Labour Force Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, June 2015 Data, Released August 2016.