Last year thousands of everyday Australians participated in White Balloon Day, raising much needed funds and awareness to help Bravehearts educate 83,500 children with personal safety skills and deliver more than 5000 counselling services in the last 12 months. This year's 19th White Balloon Day will be held on Friday, September 11 and there's a few simple ways you can make a lasting difference to the lives of Aussie kids.
Encourage your workplace or child's school to wear something white.
Host a morning tea or BBQ at your workplace, school or community group.
Order a fundraising box for your reception area and collect donations.
Held during Child Protection Week (September 6-12), White Balloon Day brings communities across Australia together to heighten awareness around the importance of protecting children and giving them a voice to break the silence.
White Balloon Day is about raising awareness and funds to enable the continued delivery of vital support and prevention programs and giving kids the confidence to come forward and break the silence. From something as simple as wearing white and tying a white balloon to a letterbox, to hosting a fundraising event or luncheon, everyone can get involved. Protecting children is everyone's business. We know that for the most part this crime is preventable, we just need adults to step forward and to prioritise the safety of our children. Let's rise up and work together to protect the most vulnerable members of the community – our kids.