How it works

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1. ​Choose a gift

Find a gift that matches your recipient's special interests.

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2. Select a Card

If desired, download a card or send an e-card to your friend or loved one.

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3. Support a child

Your gift will help an Australian child fit in at school and keep up with their classmates.

Our favourite gift ideas

They say that it's the thought that counts, yet putting those thoughts into action is what really changes lives. All proceeds from our online shop will help kids in need reach their potential. Here are four of our favourite products to get you started.

About The Smith Family

The Smith Family helps disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We run learning support and mentoring programs that help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build their confidence. We support children and young people at all stages of their education, providing tailored support from the early years of learning development through to high school and tertiary studies. Our programs help young people build the skills, knowledge, motivation, and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential. This support increases the chances that a young person will stay engaged with school, complete Year 12, and go on to further study or employment. Research underpins all our work. We use it to develop, assess, and adapt our programs to meet the changing needs of the disadvantaged children, young people, families, and communities we help. We are a national, independent charity. Our work is possible thanks to our generous supporters and all those who choose our Charity Gifts for their friends and loved ones. Children live in disadvantage through no fault of their own. They cannot choose their circumstances, but poverty can severely limit their choices, opportunities, and outcomes in life. Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child can help them to break the cycle of poverty. Research shows that completing Year 12 (or equivalent) increases a young person’s likelihood of continuing with further study, as well as entering the workforce – leading to higher annual earnings and greater involvement in their community. It can deliver long-term benefits for the child and their family, for their community, for our country as a whole, and potentially for generations to come.