We are getting loud to help children with hearing loss to listen, learn and speak to their full potential. Loud Shirt Day, in Victoria, supports the work of Taralye providing early intervention services for children with hearing loss.
Without early intervention, these children would struggle to achieve language and literacy developmental milestones comparable with their hearing peers.
Most children who graduate from early-intervention programs are able to attend mainstream school and achieve academic and employment rates equivalent to, or better than, those reported for the general Australian population.
Loud Shirt Day is a brilliant excuse to wear your brightest clothes and raise money so that we can continue to give the gift of sound and speech to children with hearing loss.
The official Loud Shirt Day for 2018 is the 19th of October, but you can choose to host your event whenever it suits you or your workplace or school.
Let’s ‘get loud’ in support of children who are deaf together!
Any excuse for a loud get together is a good excuse. Have it over morning tea, lunch or a staff meeting – just don’t forget the fashion parade!
If you’re the social and energetic type, why not organise an event at work, school or with friends? You can even create a theme – most outrageous shirt, best 80’s fashion, most hideous sweater – and ask people to make a donation.
Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as it’s got colour and pizazz it’ll be perfect for Loud Shirt Day.
There are many ways to raise money for Loud Shirt Day but to get you started here are a few ideas:
Simply register with the Taralye – Loud Shirt Day page.
(You will need to make an account if don’t already have one, but it will only take a minute!)
Once you’ve registered you can start planning your event. You’re event can be anything from a fashion parade, a morning tea or a just a simple get together with friends.
If you prefer to simply make a gift without registering you can do that too!
Don’t forget to visit our facebook page.
Registration creates a customised fundraising page for your Loud Shirt Day! Whether a work, personal or school event, taking time to personalise your page helps greatly with your network support as those who know you best can connect with your story and your reasons for getting involved.
Creating a team is optional, but is great if you want to set up some competition between work departments or friends and family.
Remember to share your page and team and invite others to donate or join you.
If you are unable to hold an event but want to get into the spirit of Loud Shirt Day simply give a private donation here.
To learn about Loud Shirt Day visit taralye.org.au/loud.
Are you keen for your child’s your Kinder or School to get involved in Loud Shirt Day? Why not encourage them to hold a competition to design a loud t shirt with a gold coin entry per child.
Decide who will judge the entries, then send your winning designs, in each category (ages 3-6 & 7-9), to us at Taralye. We will enter them into our finalists’ competition, judged by our CEO Therese Kelly. Both winners will receive a family pass to Lollipops Playland (or similar).
This is such a fun way to raise money for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Download the template and for full conditions of entry please follow the link.
We are very excited to announce that in our 50th year, we will be including a prize draw to say thank you to our individual fundraisers.
All individual fundraisers who register their Loud Shirt Day event by the 30th September and go on to raise $50 or more will be entered into a prize draw.
The winner of the draw will receive six bottles of sparkling wine, worth $150. The draw will take place on the 5th December with the winner advised by phone and announced on our Facebook page.