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Officeworks collects school supplies for children in need

Officeworks is committed to helping The Smith Family achieve its goal of ensuring that every child has the school supplies they require for the school year.

In January 2014, we collected almost $80,000 worth of school supplies that were donated to children in need through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Clubs across Australia.

In Australia today, more than 638,000 children are living in jobless families. This can prevent them from accessing the same educational and life opportunities as their peers. Through Learning for Life, The Smith Family connects students to sponsors whose financial support helps families afford the cost of their children’s essential school items, such as uniforms, text books and school excursions. Learning for Life workers in 97 communities link students to local learning opportunities and also encourage them to make the most of their education through participating in a range of learning support and mentoring programs.

Through this program Officeworks and its customers are working with The Smith Family to build a better future for young Australians in need.