Wondering how it all works? These Frequently asked questions might help!

What is Loud Shirt Day?

Loud Shirt Day is a global campaign held annually in October, dedicated to raising awareness and vital funds to give the gifts of sound and speech to children with hearing loss.

How does Loud Shirt Day work?

Loud Shirt Day encourages members of the community to get LOUD and showcase their support by dressing in their best (or worst!) LOUD shirt and raising much needed funds for children with hearing loss. It is easy to get involved, all you need to start is a WACKY shirt and to Register online.

Why do I have to register online?

We encourage everyone to register online to join our online community with other LOUD fundraisers to share tips and tricks to get LOUD! Did you know that in 2019 Loud Shirt Day supporters who actively fundraised online raised a staggering three (3) times more than those who didn’t?

When is Loud Shirt Day?

National Loud Shirt Day is on Friday 23rd October 2020, however, with all the changes affecting Victorians brought upon by Corona Virus (COVID-19), this date is now a public holiday in Victoria.  So, we're getting LOUD and celebrating Loud Shirt Day state-wide on Friday 30th October 2020.

Do I have to host my LOUD event on Friday 30 October?

You can get LOUD on any day during October or right up until the end of December 2020

When will I receive my LOUD fundraising pack?

You can find everything you need on our resource page to make your Loud Shirt Day a ROARING success. Simply click and download the resources you wish to use. 

What if I need more information or help with my LOUD fundraising?

If you need help or more information or just want to share your LOUD story, please contact your local Loud Shirt Day team on fundraising@ridbc.org.au.

How do I ask people to donate to my Loud Shirt Day fundraising page?

The most effective way to get people to donate to your page is by asking them!

Share your fundraising page with all your friends and family via Facebook, Instagram or email. It’s always amazing to see your family and friends support you in a cause you’re passionate about. Just share your ‘why’ for participating and upload a pic of you getting LOUD to really connect and encourage their support. The about section on your page is a great place to share why you’re getting LOUD. You could even make a short video of your ‘why’ to share and make it even more personal.

What do I do with the money I have raised?

With the current restrictions in Victoria, we are limiting all face to face contact.  This year, we’re asking people to share their fundraising link to their support network so people can donate directly to your link.  If you do receive cash while fundraising, please pay the cash in at a bank and transfer the money to your fundraising page. 

Not registered, and not holding an event?

You can donate towards Loud Shirt Day and Team Taralye here.

What impact will my fundraising have?

All money raised in Victoria for Loud Shirt Day, will go towards Taralye, an RIDBC service, to continue to help provide children with hearing loss with the best quality and innovative services so they can achieve their fullest potential.

This Loud Shirt Day we’re aiming to raise $45,000 which could provide 900 families with access to early intervention sessions via telepractice. Your financial support ensures that children with hearing loss can still receive crucial intervention to help meet their speech and language milestones during Covid-19 restrictions.

How is Taralye supporting children with hearing loss during Covid-19?

Taralye, a service of RIDBC, is a Victorian based charity supporting children with hearing loss.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our community, as we are seeing with the developing situation in Victoria. 

As an organisation, we continue to make decisions in accordance with State and Federal Government advice. Our number one concern is the wellbeing and safety of our staff, clients, and the broader community. 

Importantly, we continue to deliver services to the people who need us – our clients, be that online using the phone or telepractice, or in-person with extra infection control and health measures in place. 

If you wish to get in touch with us, you can contact our Client Care team via Phone: 1300 581 391 email.

We are committed to ensuring our children continue to receive our current programs and services including audiology, listening and spoken language therapy and social skills programs.