What is Yoobi?
Founded in the United States in 2014, Yoobi is based on a bright, yet simple idea: colourful, vibrant supplies for school, home or office that give back. Our goal is to perk up the school supply aisle, and help solve a big problem along the way. Yoobi launched in Australia in December 2015, and for every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi school item will be donated to a classroom in need, right here in Australia.
How do you pronounce Yoobi and where does the name come from?
Yoobi is pronounced 'YOO-BE'. Our Co-Founder, Ido Leffler, was thinking of a way to get people excited about what we were about to embark on, and kept going back to the notion of inspiring people to be whoever they want to be…You be the difference. You be great. You be awesome! You be YOU. YOOBI! What better name for a cute, nation-changing toucan?
Why the toucan?
Isn’t he cute and friendly? We introduced a number of characters to our market research board—i.e., a bunch of awesome kids we know. They loved the toucan the most, and how could they not? Thus, Yoobi was born.
How does Yoobi's Give Program work?
You Buy, Yoobi Gives. For every Yoobi item purchased, a Yoobi school item of equal or lesser value (based on classroom need) is donated to a child or classroom in need via our Not for Profit Partners, right here in Australia.
Donated items include pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, folders, crayons, coloured pencils, or other items to create a YOOBI CLASSROOM PACK. Actual items donated are based on classroom need and may be of equal or lesser value than the Yoobi item you purchased. Your Yoobi purchase and our donation of a Yoobi item based on your purchase are not tax deductible.
What grades does Yoobi support?
To start, we’re focusing our efforts on Primary School. We believe that creating equal access to school supplies at an early stage has the greatest multiplying effect on the chances of a child succeeding down the road.