Ampol Launch the Smith Family July Retail Campaign for Students

Sydney - Wednesday 5 July

Ampol has launched its July national retail network donation campaign to help The Smith Family support the education of children and young people.

The generosity of our valued supply partners has made this campaign possible for the third straight year. From Wednesday 5 July to Tuesday 1 August, 10 cents from every purchase of Smith's, Red Rock Deli, Twisties, Toobs and Doritos (35-60g range), Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Schweppes and Solo (600mL range), Cadbury block (165-190g range), Ben and Jerry (427-458mL range) and Four 'N Twenty beef traveller pies at participating Ampol Foodary and Ampol Woolworths MetroGo stores will be donated to The Smith Family.

50 cents from every Aerial beanie sold will also be donated to The Smith Family, with customers also able to donate at the register or online.

The funds raised for The Smith Family will allow students to attend its out-of-school learning clubs focused on targeted educational support based on individual needs.

The campaign launch coincides with NAIDOC Week. With one in five participants of The Smith Family's 'Learning Clubs' identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Ampol is proud to play its part in championing First Nations students.

Ampol, Executive General Manager, Retail Australia, Kate Thomson reaffirmed that Ampol's key foundation priority of youth education was the driving factor in the ongoing support of The Smith Family.

"Ampol is committed to driving positive change in our society and the communities in which we operate," Thomson said.

"Our ability to provide The Smith Family additional support for youth experiencing disadvantage is crucial to keeping them engaged in their education, whether that be finishing school or progressing to further studies or meaningful employment.

"A key component of our Reconciliation Action Plan is investing in important youth education programs. The Smith Family's Learning Club initiative is a fantastic example of Ampol supporting First Nations peoples, and alike, youth generally."

The Smith Family CEO Doug Taylor is encouraging Ampol’s customers to purchase any of the participating items at Ampol stores during the campaign. Doing this will help ensure a student in need can access extra out-of-school support so that they can catch up and keep up with their peers at school.

"With their customer’s support, Ampol's much valued contribution is helping students participate in programs that help them to stay motivated and engaged at school," My Taylor said.

"Programs like these can be life-changing for children in need, helping to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty and enabling them create better futures for themselves.

"Together with Ampol and their customers, we can help create a better future for children, families and their communities – and build a society that’s more inclusive for all."

About The Smith Family:

The Smith Family is Australia's leading children's education charity, providing young Australians in need with the extra tools and support they need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

Their flagship Learning for Life program currently supports the education of over 60,000 young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds, in three distinct ways. They provide financial support to help families afford basic educational items for their children, like uniforms, books and digital devices. They provide access to additional learning and mentoring programs tailored to each child's needs, and they match each family and their children with a dedicated team member at The Smith Family, who helps them get to school, stay at school and go on to further study or work.

Learning Clubs

The Smith Family's learning clubs are a safe, supportive, out of school hours environment where primary and secondary students can access resources and participate in learning activities. The children get help for their homework, and support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Clubs are held in schools, libraries and community centres across the country.

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