It’s an excuse to wear your brightest clothes (love ‘em or hate ‘em) and raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to children who are deaf.
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? Wear your best and brightest frock, the most hideous shirt, the most outrageous outfit or create a theme and get people to contribute on the day for the honour of participating (and having a great time).
Any excuse for a get together is good. Hold the event over morning tea or lunch and don’t forget the catwalk parade!
To host or participate, just register online here. 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 the gift of 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. They rely heavily on corporate and community support, as well as fundraising, to raise the funds necessary to deliver intensive therapy services to 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.