The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
Since 1922, their goal hasn't changed.
On Christmas eve 1922, five businessmen walked into a Sydney orphanage carrying armfuls of toys and sweets.
They walked out inspired by a single goal: to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Australia.
When asked who the children could thank, one of the men, preferring to remain anonymous, said “Smith”.
“What about the others?” the matron asked. “They’re Smiths too”, replied the man. “We’re all Smiths. We’re The Smith Family.”
And so, The Smith Family was born.
They truly believe supporting a child’s education is the best way to help break the cycle of disadvantage. By giving disadvantaged children and young people the support and resources they need to achieve their full potential, their impact will have a lasting effect on those they help today, and for generations to come.
One in seven Australian children and young people living in poverty need their support to make the most of their education. I urge you to explore their website to learn more about this important issue, their programs, and how you can make a difference.
They are truly grateful to the many thousands of caring Australians who support the work they do for families in need. Without your generosity, their work in 94 communities across Australia simply wouldn't be possible.
Vision: A better future for young Australians in need.
Mssion: To create opportunities for young Australians in need by providing long-term support for their participation in education.
Belief: Every child deserves a chance.