This holiday season, we are supporting The Smith Family Christmas appeal to provide assistance to children in need. The appeal works to provide disadvantaged children with additional learning support with the goal of building a better future. One in six Australian children are living in poverty and as a result are four times as likely to start school behind. Providing urgent learning support to kids in need is an important stepping stone in breaking the cycle of poverty. Research shows that completing Year 12 (or equivalent) increases a young person’s likelihood of continuing with further study, as well as entering the workforce. The Smith Family has worked hard this year to adapt many of their existing learning support programs, including student2student, Let’s Count and many of their learning Clubs to be delivered successfully via phone or online. This means that children can still get the help they need to build core literacy, numeracy, and digital skills and keep up with homework, even when school is disrupted. As a small business, we rely on you – our sisterhood – to allow us to do what we love every day! The support of our amazing customer base is what inspired our Giving Back initiative. We are dedicated to supporting charities that are close to our hearts. For the month of November, $1 of every sale made will be donated to the Smith Family – helping them adapt even more programs for digital delivery with the aim to reach 9,086 more Australian children with vital learning and homework support. You can learn more about the amazing work The Smith Family are doing here. Together with your help, we are proof that even a small business can give back and make a big difference!