GIVIT donates to community

NATIONAL not-for-profit organisation GIVIT is connecting those in the Bogan Shire in need, in a private and safe way.

Last week GIVIT NSW drought-relief manager Scott Barrett was in Nyngan to present a donation to Barnardos for their breakfast program, on behalf of AGL.

Mr Barrett said AGL made a donation to GIVIT they requested be spent in the Bogan Shire.

“It’s through [AGL’s] donation so far that we've been able to help out a couple of things in the area, including the Barnardos breakfast program,” Mr Barrett said.

GIVIT is a not-for-profit organisation which works in partnership with the NSW Government to support communities during the drought.

“We try and help get the right thing, to the right people, in the right way,” Mr Barrett said.

For Mr Barrett one of the key aspects of the program is to help stimulate the local economy by donating vouchers from local stores.

He said because of partnership with government all overheads are taken care of, meaning 100 percent of donations go to communities in need.

“We support individuals in need as well as local events that encourage and foster building and strengthening the community.”

“If there’s a farmer that needs help or a local family that needs help no one ever finds out who that recipient is,” Mr Barrett said.

“If anyone needs help, go to and see what organisations we already have.”

“Or if you are an organisation operating in the Bogan shire by all means jump on board and register.”

(This article first appeared in the Nyngan Observer, Nyngan NSW)