Henty joins industry disruptor to donate to OzHarvest

Adam McCurdie and Joshua Ross, co-founders of Humanitix, receiving their Google Impact Challenge Grant of $1 million.

Henty Machinery Field Days has moved to using on-line ticketing company, Humanitix, with all booking fees to be donated to the charity, OzHarvest, this year.

Humanitix is the first not-for-profit ticketing platform, which directs 100 per cent of profits from booking fees to education projects helping disadvantaged children.

The company is passionate about disrupting the events ticketing industry and redirecting profits to projects to address the education gaps affecting the most disadvantaged children in Australia and overseas.

These include literacy programs for young girls, indigenous scholarships and meals for disadvantaged school children.

“We believe education is a ticket to opportunity and every child has the right to reach their potential,” company spokesperson Adam Long said.

“Our projects aim to create a world where all children are born into a community where they can flourish,” Mr Long said.

“Across Australia, one child in every classroom goes to bed or school hungry every day.

“No child can be expected to learn on an empty stomach.

“Teachers estimate the average student loses more than two hours a day of learning time when they come to school hungry.

“This can all lead to long-term effects on their life outcomes and impacts their ability to reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

“That’s why Humanitix, with our partner OzHarvest, delivers meals to disadvantaged children all round Australia.”

Humanitix was founded by best mates Josh Ross and Adam McCurdie, who had volunteered for a range of organisations, and shared a passion for health, environment, education and indigenous affairs.

They recognised the exciting potential for technological disruption to play a role in philanthropy.

After volunteering two years of their time to get Humanitix off the ground, there is now a broad team working with Humanitix with considerable support from some of Australia’s largest philanthropists.