Charity app innovates giving2 Feb 2016
Not-for-profit organisation, GIVIT, has launched the GIVIT Charity app, after receiving $70,000 in funding from the Australian Government for this purpose. This innovative app enables over 1,000 Australian charities registered with GIVIT to search a virtual warehouse of donated items and request items most needed by vulnerable people in the community.
Australians are great at lending a hand, especially in times of crisis. GIVIT is helping people to help others more effectively. The GIVIT Charity app is an extension of the new-look national online donation website, www.givit.org.au, which has assisted over 200,000 people in Australia over the past six years.
Being mobile means that support agencies can search a virtual warehouse of donated goods quickly, to help people in urgent need. In particular, during times of disaster, such as bushfires or floods, charity workers will be able to use the app on the front line to directly help those who have lost their homes or their livelihoods.
GIVIT also has an app available for donors to make it easier for those in the community to find out what items are most needed and enables donors to list items that they have, to donate.
GIVIT can be found at givit.org.au and both the GIVIT and the GIVIT Charity apps are available for download at your app store.
For more information about how the Department of Social Services is supporting innovation in giving, visit the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership website.