Businesses both big and small, organisations, local and federal government, councils, law enforcement, community groups, church groups, sporting clubs and many other types of organisations across Australia lend their voice each year to ‘Break the Silence’ on child sexual assault and recognise this important day on the child protection calendar.
To mark the 21st year of White Balloon Day, we have a range of activities, listed below, for your business or organisation to get involved in.
Support from businesses and organisations is vital to the success of White Balloon Day, which is why your involvement this year is more important than ever. Whether you wish to mark the day with a small gesture of support, or go all out and arrange a fundraiser, there is a way for your business or organisation to show you care about the protection of Aussie kids.
By fundraising for White Balloon Day, you are ensuring that survivors get specialist counselling and preventative education is provided to Australian kids.
There are several ways you can raise funds in your workplace, community group or club. You can arrange a simple gold coin collection, host a morning tea or special White Balloon Day lunch, or hold a sausage sizzle.
Once you register your involvement, Bravehearts will send you a White Balloon Day event pack that includes posters, decorations and a donation box to get you started with your preparations. Click on the link below for more fundraising activity ideas for Businesses, community groups and organisations.FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Another great way to get your business or organisation involved in White Balloon Day this year is entering our VIRTUAL BALLOON RACE! The race will be launched at the start of Child Protection Week, Monday 4th September, from the steps of Parliament House in Canberra and raise funds for the prevention of child sexual assault.
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This year Bravehearts is holding a National art competition, asking our supporters to create chalk art murals to enter into our White Balloon Day Chalk Art Competition.
We would love to see YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP create their own chalk mural! There are no limits to what you create, but it must have the theme of white balloons. This is an excellent activity especially for groups such as churches and clubs, as it allows for active involvement from the children and young people in your community.HOW TO ENTER
Here are some other ways your organisation or community group 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Take part in our 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 FULL SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING GUIDE
It’s super important that if you are planning to get involved in White Balloon Day this year, that you first register. Once registered, Bravehearts can send your out your White Balloon Day event pack, as well as keep in touch with you about White Balloon Day activities in the lead up to the big day, and provide your with support in your planning. It also means we can acknowledge your involvement and properly thank you for your contribution to protect the kids of Australia.
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.