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.