The Duchess of Cornwall gave a generous donation to an Australian charity raising funds for bushfire victims.

The Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: Twitter/GIVIT

The charity, GIVIT, posted the following message on Twitter:

We’re humbled & excited to share @ClarenceHouse has generously donated to our #AustralianFires Appeal ❤️

Thanks also to all who have already donated to our various appeals – Every #donation helps a person in need 💚

💻 For more info or #donate visit http://givit.org.au

Visit Givit to donate or, if you’re a bushfire victim, to seek help.

Follow GIVIT on Twitter @GIVIT_AUS

GIVIT Listed Ltd is an Australian not-for-profit charity seeking to alleviate poverty by connecting those who have with those who need, including victims of bushfires and droughts by obtaining items they need through the website at no cost.

This virtual warehouse eliminates the needs for organisations to store, sort and dispose of unwanted items, saving valuable time and resources.

They work to alleviate poverty help community service providers what it needs through the simple act of giving in a private and safe way.

Juliette Wright OAM founded GIVIT Listed Ltd following the birth of her second child in 2008 when she struggled to donate second-hand baby clothes for someone in need.

She discovered charities were desperately searching for essential items such as sanitary products for women fleeing domestic violence and steel-capped boots for unemployed fathers to find work.

So Juliette came up with the idea to create an online platform where every Australian charity can obtain exactly what they need, as many had no way of communicating their exact needs.

Within six months, Juliette had set up the website within six months and recruited 15 charities to request items. A donated bike enabled a single mother to get to work and a donated microwave heated meals for a man who had recently lost his wife and was unable to cook.

Within a few weeks, more than 80 charities were requesting items and GIVIT Listed Ltd quickly turned into a national network, connecting thousands of Australians wanting to support hundreds of charities.

GIVIT continued to grow and played an important part with the recovery during 2011, after devastating floods, as numerous people desperately needed essential items to help rebuild their lives.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh enlisted Juliette’s help so GIVIT became the state government’s official website for matching donors and recipients, to prevent charities being swamped with excess goods.

The website received 1.8 million hits within 10 days and more than 33,500 goods were matched in three weeks.

A dedicated GIVIT Disaster Recovery service was soon established.

The Queensland Government entered into an official partnership in 2013, for managing all donated goods and services, during the recovery phase following natural disasters.

According to GIVIT’s website, they are ‘now the only reliable source of exactly what is needed in disaster response and recovery.’

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