19th Annual White Balloon Day to Celebrate Child Protection
Celebrate White Balloon Day on September 11 by making a donation
and participating in a fundraising event to make Australia safer for kids
National child protection advocate Bravehearts is calling on ‘children’s champions’ in communities right across Australia to participate and donate at the 19th annual White Balloon Day on Friday, September 11 – a key awareness and fundraising campaign to protect Aussie kids.
Held during Child Protection Week (September 6-12), the event brings together residents, schools, governments, police, survivors, ambassadors, corporates and organisations to heighten awareness around the importance of protecting children.
There were more than 1000 registered events in 2014 as communities were activated to raise funds and share Bravehearts Vision to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.
Bravehearts founder and CEO Hetty Johnston AM, says White Balloon Day is a symbol of hope for children and their families and 2015 promises to yet another amazing initiative.
"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," Mrs Johnston says.
"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.”
Need to talk to someone? Bravehearts is here to help - 1800 272 831.