Stationery brand Yoobi and World Vision Australia will deliver school items to some of the most remote Indigenous communities in Australia.
For every Yoobi product sold, another is donated to an Australian child in need; Yoobi has donated more than half a million stationery items to some 40,000 disadvantaged kids across the country since its launch two years ago.
“Our mission at Yoobi is to level the playing field and ensure that each and every child in Australia, regardless of where they are located, or their financial position, has the basic supplies they need to participate at school,” said Yoobi’s Australian Co-Founder, Ido Leffler, who founded the brand with fellow Aussie Dad, Lance Kalish.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Yoobi to support our childhood care and development projects in Indigenous communities. These programs focus on strengthening family, community and service structures to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s development and school readiness,” said Jessica Hayman, Senior Partnership Manager for World Vision Australia.
Hayman said that while early childhood education is key to closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage, given the remoteness of these communities, which are located, in some cases, a nine-hour drive from the nearest regional town, these children simply don’t have access to the same services, support and resources that other little children in Australia have access to.
“Yoobi’s generous donation of stationery supplies will make a huge difference in helping children in these remote parts of the country to learn, grow and thrive. As parents and elders come together to learn and play with their children, these new and colourful resources will help create a lot of excitement around learning,” she said.
In addition to partnering with World Vision, Yoobi will also support projects run by The Sydney Story Factory, which works to improve the writing skills and boost the confidence among disadvantaged and marginalised young people. Yoobi will also continue to work with primary schools around the country to donate school supplies to the kids that need it most. At each Yoobi “Give”, classroom packs are given out school-wide to ensure that disadvantaged students aren’t singled out.
The budget-friendly, feel good collection of vibrant, colourful notebooks, pens, highlighters, mini supply kits, erasers and tape dispensers is now stocked in 750 Woolworths stores around the country, making it easier than ever for Aussie parents to give back as their kids go back to school. Yoobi’s goal this year is to provide more than 100,000 school supplies to children in need across the country. For more information, visit www.yoobi.com.au.
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