With two children in high school and a younger daughter in primary school, education expenses can add up for the single mum who works in childcare.
"[Without the sponsorship], life was very hard. At that time, my ex-husband wasn't paying any child support. We lived day to day. It is hard doing it by yourself," she says.
The financial assistance she receives from her children's Smith Family sponsors helps to ease some of the burden of paying for school expenses such as uniforms, textbooks and excursions.
"[The best thing] is not having to stress so much money-wise, and knowing I have that bit of help for uniforms and books. Knowing my kids have this help is amazing."