ACTIVITIES TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS

If you would prefer to not fundraise, but still wish to recgonise White Balloon Day, there are  other ways you can get involved.

You can raise awareness about the prevention of child sexual assault by simply taking part in our 2017 social media campaign #WhoRUprotecting? Or if you prefer to do something offline, below are some suggested awareness activities you could plan to mark the day. 

Join our Social Media Campaign! 

Take part in our 2017 social media campaign #WhoRUProtecing? and use social media to raise awareness about the prevention of child sexual assault. All you need to do is:

STEP 1: Snap a selfie with the name of who you are protecting this White Balloon Day written on your palm (i.e. ‘MY CHILDREN’ ‘AUSSIE KIDS’ ‘MY DAUGHTER’ ‘MY STUDENTS’ etc.

STEP 2: Upload your selfie to social media accompanied by the hashtags #whoRUprotecting #WhiteBalloonDay #Bravehearts

Bravehearts will track and record these posts across social media and select the best examples to highlight on our own social media platforms on White Balloon Day.

>> Download the White Balloon Day Social media Messaging Guide

 

Plan a White Balloon Day Awareness Activity

Here are a few non-fundraising related ways you could mark White Balloon Day this year. Bravehearts would love to see pictures of any of these activities, so don’t forget to send them in to us via email whiteballoonday@bravehearts.org.au  

  • Coordinate a White Balloon Day community art project or installation with the theme of ‘Break the Silence’ and ‘Protecting Kids’.
  • Create a message wall with white notes that have messages of support for survivors of child sexual assault and messages of hope for the protection of Aussie kids.
  • ‘Chalk-up’ your driveway with drawings of white balloons on the footpath (it will wash off with the next rain, so don’t worry).
  • Make a display of white pinwheels in your front garden/lawn. Here are some instructions on how to Make a Pinwheel.
  • Light a white candle in solidarity for survivors of child sexual assault and holding a minute’s silence.

National Chalk Art Project

This year Bravehearts is coordinating a National Chalk Art Project, asking our supporters to create chalk art murals.

The competition is open to Individual Supporters, as well as Community Groups and Schools. There are no limits to what you create, but it must have the theme of white balloons.  

HOW TO ENTER

Bravehearts’ Mission is to prevent child sexual assault in our society.

Bravehearts’ Vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

Bravehearts’ Guiding Principles are to at all times, tenaciously pursue our Mission without fear, favour or compromise and to continually ensure that the best interests, human rights and protection of the child are placed before all other considerations.

Bravehearts’ Guiding Values are to all times, do all things to serve our Mission with uncompromising integrity, respect, energy and empathy ensuring fairness, justice, and hope for all children and those who protect them. 

BRAVEHEARTS WEBSITE

Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection charity, working holistically to prevent child sexual assault in our society.

One of Bravehearts key objectives, and the purpose of White Balloon Day, is to ‘Break the Silence’ on child sexual assault in our community.

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