TV & RADIO personality joins forces with innovative stationery brand Yoobi and The Smith Family to provide free school supply packs to 1,110 kids
AUGUST 23rd, 2016:
Yoobi, the innovative stationery supplies brand that promises that if “You Buy, Yoobi Gives,” will be joined by Yoobi ambassador Osher Günsberg on Tuesday 30th August, to deliver a truckload of free school supplies to more than 1,000 Mt Druitt Primary School children. The “give” comes thanks to Yoobi’s innovative “one for one” business model, where for every Yoobi item purchased in Australia through Officeworks stores, a Yoobi school item is donated to a child or classroom in need, in partnership with The Smith Family children’s education charity.
Yoobi’s vibrant stationery range was launched in Australia in December 2015, with a mission to provide school supplies to the one in 10 Aussie kids who grow up in financially disadvantaged families and may lack access to the required stationery items to get them through the school year. In just eight months, the colourful, socially responsible brand has already impacted the lives of nearly 16,000 school children.
“What I love about Yoobi is that giving is at the centre of the business, you know that by choosing to buy a yoobi product, you know that an Australian child in need will be receiving essential school suppies also. That’s why I am so thrilled to be helping Yoobi support Willmot Public School in providing fundamental school items for its students,” said Günsberg.
Yoobi’s co-founder and father of three, Lance Kalish is determined to show Australians how a lack of access to school supplies can not only affect a child’s ability to learn, but can also place a financial burden on teachers. “Studies have shown that Australian teachers spend up to $2,000 per year out of their own pockets on supplies for their classrooms,” said Kalish who established Yoobi with his business partner, Ido Leffler in the USA in 2014, (where Yoobi has already impacted the lives of more than 1.5 million children) before bringing the brand to their home country of Australia in December 2015.
The Smith Family’s Head of Fundraising, Rosie Simpson, said: said: “The families we support are living in financial hardship, with many struggling to afford even the basics for their children to attend school. We’re so thankful to Yoobi and Officeworks for their efforts in providing disadvantaged children with access to fun, colourful and necessary items they need for school.”
Willmot Public School Principal, Carley Sarah Bugeja said: “We are grateful to be part of the Yoobi Give program. Having the appropriate materials for learning places every student in a position to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our students are excited to receive their stationery packs and can’t wait to start putting them to use.”
Yoobi’s feel-good collection offers more than 135 items in a mix of six eye-popping colours, from binders, notebooks and journals, to pens, coloured pencils and highlighters, and everything in between, are available exclusively from Officeworks stores around Australia.