SchoolAid is a national schools-based philanthropy network empowering kids to help kids in crisis. Our purpose is to promote a world where Australian children live the values of care and compassion and so develop a lifelong sense of moral and social responsibility.
Since SchoolAid was founded in 1999, over $2.5million has been raised by 200,000 school students across Australia and distributed to child-focused programs from Victoria to Banda Aceh, from Katherine to Cambodia.
SchoolAid empowers Australian primary school children to make a
tangible difference to the lives of other kids - kids helping kids
- by transforming children's innate compassion into action and
developing an understanding of philanthropy, not just
We do this by engaging school teachers and students in compelling philanthropic activity and combining the results to support high-impact community programs which improve the lives and educational outcomes for kids.
I congratulate school children involved in SchoolAid across Australia for the support and care they have shown their peers. Schools are such an important part of the fabric of our community and the welfare of our children.
Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Education
SchoolAid's Victorian Bushfires Messages of Hope, 2009
SchoolAid draws upon strong relationships with an extensive network of "education advocates" - including principal, parent and teacher associations along with reputable NGOs to implement projects in areas where there are children in need. We recognise that these organisations have the best people on the ground, ready to effectively allocate funds towards the most pressing needs for affected children in emergency situations.
SchoolAid is a portfolio member of Social Ventures Australia, an independent, non-profit organisation, which aligns philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to combat pressing community issues.
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For more information about our partnerships, visit our Partners page.