Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has made a donation to provide practical help to Australians affected by the bushfires.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has made a donation to help provide people and communities who have lost homes during the Australian bushfire crisis with specific items they need to rebuild their lives.
The undisclosed cash donation to Australian not-for-profit GIVIT will be used to provide items such as school uniforms and school supplies for children trying to return to school, fencing materials for rural families needing to rebuild their livelihoods and equipment for rural families needing to reconnect their water supply with new piping.
The Duchess’ help extends to communities impacted across Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited Australia many times, most recently in 2018 to attend the Commonwealth Games.
“I am so grateful The Duchess recognises practical help is desperately needed and GIVIT is honoured to work with Her Royal Highness to ensure that her donation makes a very real and tangible impact, ” said GIVIT Founder, Juliette Wright OAM.
“There are of course a huge number of fire-affected families and communities. Many are still in the acute response phase, and those who first faced the fires are now moving into the recovery phase.
“I am certain the show of support from The Duchess of Cornwall will directly help to ease the suffering of the people and communities affected by the Australian bushfires.”
GIVIT is a not-for-profit organisation that matches real and urgent requests for goods with donations from the community. Through GIVIT’s online donation portal, public and corporate generosity is channelled to where it is needed most.
GIVIT’s support is free to all agencies, charity and community organisations on the ground, and provides essential immediate and long term material assistance to individuals and communities impacted by disaster and emergency events.
To help stimulate local economies affected by a disaster, wherever possible, GIVIT uses 100% of donated funds received to purchase items from local businesses to support the economic recovery of affected communities.
If you are a charity or community group supporting those impacted please register at www.givit.org.au/charity-registration and start accessing generous donations today.