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 2019 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:
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.