Daily Bulletin

Business News

  • Written by The Smith Family


As a new school year gets under way, more than 1000 students will have access to the education essentials they need to stay in school and help realise their potential, thanks to Officeworks’ customers raising a record $698,134 in support of children’s education charity The Smith Family.

Now in its sixth year, the Officeworks 2019 Back to School Appeal helps raise funds for The Smith Family’s Learning for Life sponsorship program, with customers donating in-store at one of 166 Officeworks stores nationally or while shopping online. The money raised by each store gives back to the community, sponsoring disadvantaged students in the store’s local region.

Sponsored students are provided with some financial assistance for school essentials, along with personal support from a Learning for Life coordinator and access to a range of out-of-school learning and mentoring programs run by The Smith Family, such as homework clubs and reading programs. It is vital support that makes a huge difference in these young people’s lives. 

The Smith Family CEO Dr Lisa O’Brien said: “I am so impressed with this phenomenal result. Thanks to Officeworks and its customers, more than 1,000 students will be able to access our Learning for Life program – this is life-changing support for their education. With one in six young Australians living below the poverty line, this support couldn’t come at a better time.

“Ensuring a child can get the most out of their education is one of the best ways we can help them to break the cycle of disadvantage. We commonly hear from our sponsored students what a difference it makes knowing people in the community care about their future and want to see them succeed.

“We truly appreciate having Officeworks as our major partner – an organisation that shares our focus on changing children’s lives through education.” 

Officeworks Managing Director Sarah Hunter said: “We’ve been blown away by the generosity of our customers during this year’s Back to School Appeal, who have helped make bigger things happen in the lives of more than 1000 students in need.

“We’re so proud to contribute to the funding of vital programs for these students to help them grow and develop throughout their education journey, and beyond,” she said.

One of the highest fundraising stores was Officeworks Lewisham in Sydney, raising enough funds to sponsor 27 disadvantaged students on the Learning for Life program. A cheque presentation took place in-store on Monday 11 February with The Smith Family CEO Dr Lisa O’Brien.

The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. Visit thesmithfamily.com.au

Facebook: @thesmithfamilyaustralia | Twitter: @smithfamily_org | LinkedIn: @The-Smith-Family

How to get the most out of a Premium Graduate Placement

An internship placement from PGP Australia can be a really rewarding and beneficial experience for anyone looking to get their foot in the door in a certain industry like human resources, accounting...

News Company - avatar News Company

Why having a website is so important for SEO purposes, even if you don’t have a lot of traffic

What most people out there can agree on is the fact that they will feel like they have something burning inside of them that they want to share. It may be to write a book, to create a product, to cr...

News Company - avatar News Company

Career Opportunities and Relocating

Moving for work can be an incredibly exciting opportunity. Yes, the amount of work will likely be larger, but so will the pay as well as the recognition. Despite the common nervousness, it is import...

News Company - avatar News Company

How to protect your business in a divorce

No one ever likes to think of the end of their marriage when things are going well, but when it comes to business you may have to consider it. You have to allow the possibility that it could happen ...

Australian Family Lawyers - avatar Australian Family Lawyers

Business Apps: 6 Services for Testing Startup Ideas

Startups are what help to develop our world, making it much better and more convenient. For example, let's look at the market of online travel services. One of them is car rental. Now, if you are go...

News Company - avatar News Company

The right way of compliance training: LMS

Does your business fall in the category of a small business, medium business or a highly regulated enterprise? Regardless, compliance training is unarguably necessary for everyone. However, many ...

News Company - avatar News Company

The Conversation


Scott Morrison interview with Alan Jones - 2GB

ALAN JONES: The Prime Minister's on the line from Melbourne, Prime Minister good morning. PRIME MINISTER: Good morning Alan ALAN JONES:  thank you for your time. I wish we had three hours but look...

Alan Jones - avatar Alan Jones

Making suicide prevention a national priority

Providing greater support for all Australians needing mental health and suicide prevention services is a key priority of my Government.   Suicide takes far too many Australians, devastating famili...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison interview with Leigh Sales

LEIGH SALES: Prime Minister, welcome back, and congratulations on your re-election.   PRIME MINISTER: Well, thank you very much, Leigh. It's very good to be back.   SALES: Why is Labor's offer t...

Leigh Sales - avatar Leigh Sales


Top 8 Things To See And Do In Australia

Australia - One of the most popular travel destinations in the world, is camping, backpacking, diving, and road trip destination. The country’s immense beauty from Uluru to the Outback, rainforest...

Anna Jay - avatar Anna Jay

8 Tips How to Make Your Travels Memorable

Traveling the world is on every little kid's bucket list, and it usually remains to be there among top three well into the age as well. However, what makes traveling so fun and exciting is the nov...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

5 Reasons Why You Should Partake In Community Sporting Activities

Partaking in sports isn’t for everyone. Maybe you played a bit of sport as a child at school, but as an adult, you’ve barely picked up a tennis racket or kicked a ball, and that’s OK! However, there...

News Company - avatar News Company