CEO’s Message

At State Schools’ Relief we’ve been assisting vulnerable Victorian children since 1930. Over the last 5 years, the demand for our services has been increasing dramatically. From a high of just over 38,000 students supported in the 2015/2016 year, this past year saw us assist more than 72,000 students in government schools with school uniforms, shoes and educational resources.

In the last financial year alone 85% of all Victorian state schools were assisted by State Schools’ Relief – that’s 1,323 schools.

Every day, we hear from schools who have students attending, without the necessary items required to fully participate in their education. The evidence from schools consistently reinforces the positive outcomes achieved by providing these essential educational resources. These include:

  • Improved school attendance
  • Improved self-image and well being
  • Increased student engagement

 We are so grateful to the many Victorian schools, partner organisations, individuals, philanthropic foundations and corporate businesses that support us each and every year.  It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables State Schools’ Relief to continue our work.