Tukkr supports the kids charity SchoolAid.
SchoolAid "empowers young philanthropists" and, among other things, has Australia’s first crowdfunding platform for young people. An Australian not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 with the full support of the national principals' associations to harness the collective giving power of schools.
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is Patron of SchoolAid.
Since 1999, over 6 500 schools have contributed to some 70 campaigns, raising a grand total of over $5 million that SchoolAid has granted to community organisations working to improve the world we live in while helping our young donors (philanthropists) to feel hopeful in the knowledge they can make a difference.
SchoolAid is passionate about empowering young philanthropists and make giving easy for young people to help make their world a better, fairer place.
SchoolAid is unique, not only as an Australian first, but because we’ve got the backing of Aussie schools and a long track record in engaging with schools to provide a proven vehicle for kids to help kids. Established by a principal with the support of all national principals associations (primary & secondary - State, Catholic and Independent). In fact, the president of APPA is a Director on the Board.
We are 100% committed to growing the next generation of philanthropists. In 2010 we initiated the first ever Awards program to recognize and reward youth giving. SchoolAid campaigners are automatically entered into the Awards program – stay tuned for more information!
We know that giving is important to the hearts and minds of our young people. We know that people who give are happier. They feel empowered that they can make a difference and so develop personal optimism, resilience, become more outward looking and grow towards becoming socially responsive global citizens. The benefits they get from their giving is paralleled by the benefits the recipients of their fundraising efforts receive.