GIVIT is a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, through its website givit.org.au. GIVIT’s vision is to match generosity with genuine need by inspiring and connecting an online network of givers. Through its website, more than 1,200 trusted Australian charities are supported as they request essential, quality items on behalf of their clients. GIVIT then facilitates donated quality goods to reach our most vulnerable, impoverished and marginalised individuals in a safe, easy and timely manner. Since establishment in 2009, more than 325,000 items have been donated via GIVIT to assist Australians in need.
GIVIT makes giving easy via its free online giving portal givit.org.au, enabling everyday Australians to see exactly what items are required by vulnerable members of their local community. Somewhere in Australia, there is a pair of unwanted work boots which could help a father secure work to support his family or a reliable washing machine that will allow a single mother the time to apply for work instead of washing clothes by hand.
GIVIT makes it easier for charities to empower their clients and improve quality of life by obtaining the items they require, online and at no cost. A registered not-for-profit, GIVIT is a free service available to all agencies, services and charities in Australia working directly with marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The unique virtual warehouse eliminates the need for charities and government agencies to store sort and dispose of unwanted items, saving valuable time and resources. There are no unsolicited donations or warehousing requirements, which can present a major administrative and financial burden.
GIVIT Humanitarian Support Program
GIVIT is also supporting the Australian Federal Government in managing donations to support people arriving as part of Australia’s Humanitarian Support Program. GIVIT channels the generosity of everyday Australians to ensure people in urgent need get exactly what they need, when they need it the most.
People and organisations wanting to donate items are encouraged to regularly check the ‘Items Needed’ list on GIVIT’s website to see what is needed.
Charities are encouraged to register with GIVIT to obtain quality items for their clients. This can be achieved by checking the virtual warehouse for items needed or if not available, adding requests to the public list of requests.
For any further information on GIVIT Humanitarian Support Program, please contact Nousha Asaad, Humanitarian Support Officer, via firstname.lastname@example.org.