SMITH FAMILY GRATEFUL
I AM writing to express my sincere appreciation to everyone in WA who gave generously to The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal.
This year we had exceptional support from the Australian public, raising more than $4.6 million nationally to help thousands of disadvantaged children across the country with their education.
For the 1.1 million young Australians living below the poverty line, staying engaged at school and keeping up with their peers can be an extreme challenge.
Without educational support and extra resources, they might never reach their potential and are more likely to experience hardship as adults.
Funds raised from our winter appeal will help nearly 11,000 disadvantaged Australian children with the extra learning support they need through our reading programs, after-school Learning Clubs and the iTrack online mentoring program.
It is heartening that this cause has resonated with so many people who donated. It not only helps the children who access our programs but their families and communities.
Your help will have a direct, lasting impact.
IAN MOORE WA general manager, The Smith Family