GET LOUD and show your support for deaf children.
Loud Shirt Day is a positive fundraising campaign – Friday 17 October 2014.
It’s an excuse to wear your brightest clothes (love ‘em, hate ‘em, whatever) and raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.
Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as your clothes have colour and pizzazz, it will be perfect for Loud Shirt Day.
If you’re the social and energetic type, why not organise an event at work, school or with friends? Create a theme – wear your best and brightest frock, the most hideous shirt, the most outrageous outfit – and get people to contribute on the day for the honour of participating (and having a really good time).
Any excuse for a get together is good. Have it over morning tea, lunch, and don’t forget the catwalk parade!
To host or participate, just register online. You’ll be sent a kit containing all the information you need.
All funds raised go to First Voice Centre in your state.
How will the funds be used?
Your gift will help the First Voice centres give deaf children sound and speech.
Your support will open doors to better education and employment choices, social integration with the hearing world and the chance to contribute to their community.
All First Voice centres receive only a portion of their funding from state and federal governments, and rely heavily on corporate and community support and fundraising to raise the funds necessary to deliver intensive therapy services to those families that need them.
It is only through gifts like yours that hundreds of deaf and hearing impaired children can now tell their mothers and fathers they love them.