We have had many new subscribers join our mailing list recently (thank you!) & thought we’d put together a couple of “behind the scenes of GIVIT” blog posts to explain how we operate.
Have you ever wondered what type of charities are registered with GIVIT? How do we register a charity? How about what items get requested? Are there any items that charities may not request?
We are very conscious that our donors trust us & the work that we do & we value that trust very highly. On the other side of things, we are also very conscious that charities trust that we will retain the dignity & privacy of their client.
This week we will concentrate on who the charities are that use GIVIT, and next week we will look further into how the requests end up on our What’s Needed list.
Who uses GIVIT?
We currently have over 850 registered Community Service Providers or “charities” registered with GIVIT who are all over this wonderful country of ours.
Each one of them must meet certain selection criteria in order to be considered for registration, however, the major criteria is that they must work directly with people who are marginalised, vulnerable or disadvantaged.
Others who use GIVIT may also include School Principals or Guidance Counsellors, and Chaplains and Priests.
The groups which use GIVIT can be broadly broken down into the following categories:
- Women’s Refuges / Domestic Violence
- Youth Services
- Seniors / Aged Care
- Physical Disability
- Community Safety
- Housing and Homelessness Services
- Immigrant and refugee services
- Housing and Homelessness
Our wonderful volunteers undertake detailed checks to ensure that charities who wish to use our services meet our criteria. Only once these checks are complete are the charities and their case workers allowed to request items via GIVIT for their clients.
More next week about what items charities cannot request and how we approve the requests that they do make that you see on our What’s Needed list.