There’s a lot to organise at the start of the school year.
From books to back packs to sandwich-stacked lunch boxes, many struggling Aussie families really feel the back-to-school pinch.
“1.1 Million Aussie kids are living in poverty*, and with food and shelter taking priority, it’s not uncommon for children to miss out on essential school stationery items,” says Lance Kalish, co-founder of colourful stationary brand Yoobi.
“We also know that primary school teachers are digging into their own pockets to bridge the gap, with 92 percent of teachers buying essential classroom items for students with their own money each year, one third of whom spend more than $500 per annum.
Founded by dad duo Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler, the company "with a conscience" is behind the "share five" campaign, which wants to give 10,000 products to children and classrooms across the country who need them most.
To join them, all you have to do is take a snap of your open hand and upload the photo to social media with the hashtag #sharefive. Oh, and tag @yoobiaustralia.
In return Yoobi will donate five essential school items to a child in need via the Smith Family, during the 2017 Back to School period.
Newlywed Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg is on board, along with Home and Away heartthrob Matt Little.
While both its founders are Australian, Yoobi originally launched in America and managed to provide two million children with much-needed school supplies.
Here's how you can help them down under:
They're already making in roads here with their one-for-one model, where, for every Yoobi item you buy, another is given to a child in need, again through the Smith Family.
You can pick yours up at Office Works.
*The Australian Council Of Social Service (ACOSS) Poverty Report 2016