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Children don’t get to choose their circumstance

Today, 1 in 6 Australian children and young people are living in poverty, where even life's basics are hard to come by.

When families are struggling to pay bills, children often don't have what they need for school and can fall behind with their education. This leaves them ever more vulnerable to suffering hardship themselves later in life.

If you believe disadvantaged Australian children should have the chance to create a better future for themselves, we need your help to ensure they get the most from their education and break the cycle of poverty.

Help Australian children by taking the BREAK THE CYCLE quiz today.

As an added incentive, if you are able to answer all the questions correctly, you’ll go into the running to win a $200 shopping voucher.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a few minutes to realise the true reality of child poverty in Australia while helping The Smith Family spread awareness of this heartbreaking issue.


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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. Last year alone, 206,836 disadvantaged children and their families received our support by participating in our programs.

By supporting disadvantaged Australian children, it gives them the best chance at breaking the cycle of poverty. Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.