CEO’s Message

At State Schools’ Relief we’ve been assisting vulnerable Victorian children since 1930. Recently, the demand for our services has been increasing dramatically. From a high of just over 45,000 students supported in the 2016/2017 year, this past year saw us assist more than 56,000 students in government schools with school uniforms, shoes and educational resources.

In the last financial year alone 83% of all Victorian state schools were assisted by State Schools’ Relief – that’s 1,284 schools.

Every day, we hear from schools who have children attending, without the necessities they require to participate fully in their education and the evidence from schools consistently reinforces the positive outcomes achieved.

These include:

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

 We are grateful to the many Victorian schools, corporations and individuals 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.