Travis Fitch has been appointed as the new WA State Manager for GIVIT. Mr Fitch joins GIVIT from 12 Buckets, a charity he established with his wife seven years ago, and said he is looking forward to building GIVIT’s presence in WA to ensure more vulnerable West Australians get the help they require.

“My hope for WA is to see charities and agencies working with people who are vulnerable, impoverished or marginalised get essential items through GIVIT at no cost,” Mr Fitch said. “Not only do these items make their client’s lives easier, but also lift their spirits through the kindness of others.”

“I have experienced the GIVIT platform through my work at 12 Buckets and I know the impact donations can make. I love the work GIVIT does and I am looking forward to getting even more charities and donors on board.”

Mr Fitch grew up in challenging circumstances as a teenager, and said as someone who experienced first-hand the generosity of others to support his family, he can “wholeheartedly vouch for the importance of connecting people in need with what they need, when they need it most.”

Over the coming months, Mr Fitch will be reaching out to more WA-based charities and organisations to introduce them to GIVIT’s service available.

“I would love to see more local charities signing up to our service. It is free to use and such a great resource,” he said.

“Likewise, people who want to give can also go to our website www.givit.org.au and pledge items they have to give to someone less fortunate.”

GIVIT supports more than 140 WA charities and agencies and over the last 12 months has matched over 3000 donated items to support these local charities, proving this new way of online giving really works.

Not-for-profits, charities and agencies supporting people in need are able to source donated items by registering via: www.givit.org.au/charity-registration.

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