We Need Your Help!

When we launched our We Learn Grant in July we knew there were families in real need of support for educational resources, but we admit, none of us predicted just how desperate these families are and just how much help is needed. There isn’t enough money in the budget to fund all of the grant applications so we are challenging everyone to Show Us Ya Heart to bring joy and spread that joy across the internet, to give kids a fair go. 

Taking part is easy! Simply make a donation, capture something that will Show Us Ya Heart, and share it to your social media account(s) using #showusyaheart and a link right back here! To get you thinking we asked a few of our friends and staff to show us their hearts. 

Go in the draw to win a QLD Heart Island adventure!

Along with helping kids in need, for every $100 you donate you will receive one entry into the draw to win a holiday for two to "Heart Island". Boasting a stunning display of coral formed naturally into the shape of
a heart, witnessing Heart Reef firsthand is truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Four nights accommodation at Hamilton Island for two, including daily breakfast
  • Journey to the Heart tour for two adults
  • Return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina to hotel transfers

Terms and Conditions apply.  To go in the draw to win, you must donate on the Show Us Ya Heart donation page. The prize will be drawn on Thursday 7th October at 10am and the winner will be notified by email and be announced on Variety social media channels

Variety Show Us Ya Heart Challenge heart island

How will your money be put to use?

Our We Learn Grant aims to support families experiencing financial hardship and to help kids achieve their full potential. 

A computer at home is an essential part of school life (especially when school and home collide – hello, lockdown!). Not to mention all the extra exercise books, paper, pens and colouring pencils that are now taking up residence on those dining tables being used as school desks!
 

Of course, we know not every child is fortunate enough to have all of these resources. And without them, kids are faced not only with significant academic challenges but also with issues such as social isolation that can prevent them from reaching their full potential. Unfortunately, these challenges are often increased in remote and rural areas. 

The Variety We Learn Grant was designed to help bridge the gap. But the gap is huge. 

Since it launched, over 52,000 people have visited the We Learn Grant website. 

Since the We Learn Grant applications have closed, the grant has had a staggering 1,435 applications. Each application from a family doing it really tough right now.   

We currently don't have enough funds to approve all these worthy applications. Please don't let kids miss out.

 We know you all have HUGE hearts so don’t be shy - open them up, show them to us and help us to raise as much money as possible for kids in need.  

If you are not currently in a position to donate we would be grateful if you could spread the word by sharing a photo of something that brings you joy on social media. 

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A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$52

Anonymous

$515

Anonymous

$52

Wen Nian

Great cause Helen

$10

Suzan Abu Adas

$52

Anonymous

$208

Anonymous

$104

Katie O’sullivan

$100

Jasmine Choy

$100

Sue Taylor

$104

Kris Obrien Obrien

$104

Robin Henderson

I just love helping these kids were i can. ♥️♥️

$48

University Of Newcastle, North Tower

Love that we are able to support the work you do! keep up the good work

$104

Kerri Russo

$43

Otis Van Doninck

I think helping kids is a very good reason to donate. I am giving some of my money to kids who don't have a computer because it would be very hard for them to do home schooling. I am doing this because I love helping people.

$10

Soraya Mahomed

$25

Andrew Gammo

$750

Sharon Stephenson

Posthumous gift in loving memory of the late Sharon Stephenson. Even though Sharon had disabilities, she always brought light & sparkle to the world.

$52

Anonymous

$328

Anonymous

I got a lot of inspiration from BTS, the Korean boys group. They teach me how to love myself and caring each other. Also I made a lot of nice human beings in their fandom. I'd like to share my bless and luck to kids in need. Thank you for your hard work!

$104

Greg Levenston

$104

Tohean Soth

$5

K Johnson

$10

Amandeep Kaur Kaur

$104

Marion Giddy

$104

Sallymae Bailey Bailey

$515

Fernando Diiorio

$1.02k

Irene Caldwell Ash

$52

Bonita Siu

$104

Simon Badger

😊

$515

Michael Watson

$52

Imelda Ndjoeroemana

$52

Chrislyn Braganza

$104

Mark Barbara

GOD BLESS

$515

Ray Andrich

$26

Anonymous

$100

Zinnia Oringo

$52

Anonymous

$52

Robyn Leacy

$26

Robert Molines

god bless

$104

Gerard Ward

$52

Steve Orleow

$21

Paul Lynch

$1.02k

Penny And David Docherty

In lieu of other Bash costs. $1,000 is the least we could do.

$52

Harris Family

$104

Steve Orleow

$104

John Abbey

GLAD TO HELP

$515

Lesley Scrimegour

$104

Caitlyn & Lana Cao

$104

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$104

Deborah Locke

$10

Anonymous

$260

John Baden Sully

$52

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$104

Anonymous

$104

James Franklin

$104

Michael Trafford

$26

Mel Harrison

Variety have supported my kids through grants over the last few years & im so grateful.

$26

Anonymous

$104

The Garden Eatery

$5

Anonymous

$26

Max Squires

Pleased to be able to assist. With 8 grandchildren we are very grateful for what we have

$104

Kim Mcfarlane

$104

Neil Cooke

$50

Ian Hopkins

$52

Giselle Zaliya Ziah Abbasi

$500

Beth Lehmensich

These grants make such a massive difference in the lives of the families at our school. Thanks Variety for all that you do for those that need it most.

$104

Mark Hudders

$5

Anonymous

$200

Anthony Pidcock

$26

Deidre Thomason

From my heart to yours ❤️

$52

Shami Assurian

I love you Yazmin. You are the most beautiful real life princess. Hope to see you soon. XO

$300

Paul Joshua

$100

Anonymous

$26

Shelly Casey

$104

Martine Richards

Amazing work as always Variety, I think you are incredible x

$104

Anonymous

$104

Gmfit

To Liz and the amazing team at Variety - keep up the amazing work you all do! ❤️ To the kids and families battling through - my hat goes off to you all! Hang in there and keep inspiring the rest of us! Nothing but love from the GMFIT FAM XXX

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Anonymous

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Cale & Sian

$104

David

$50

Daniel Pua

$515

Anonymous

$52

Grant Mcmullen

$104

Stan & Jan Huskinson

$104

Alan

$26

Anonymous

$104

Sam Jackson

$260

Jason Gardiner

$104

Casey Dunning

$104

Andrew Antoniou

$104

Sheila Rose

$16

Jenny Andrews

$26

Anonymous

$104

A Pony Named Taffy

Sending a big heart from A Pony Named Taffy. What a fabulous initiative.

$104

Peter Harvey

$26

Rowe Scott

$26

Becherand Girls

Not all kids have computers to do thier school work on like us - hope this helps. x

$26

Melissa Alston