Fundraising

Everything you need to know to raise funds to support the lives of children with Usher syndrome and their families in Australia.

UsherKids Australia has Charity and deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Why Fundraise?

Your fundraising will help contribute to a variety of supports for families including:

  • Written and video resources for families on Usher syndrome
  • Producing and delivering a biannual conference that parents and professionals can attend on Usher syndrome specific topics
  • Professional development for teachers and allied health professionals working with their children
  • Peer to peer connection for parents of young children with Usher syndrome as well as young adults with Usher syndrome.
  • Providing targeted programs for children and young people with Usher syndrome to enable them to be independent and to develop self-actualisation

Fundraising can be a very rewarding experience, particularly when you’re passionate about the cause. Your energy, drive and enthusiasm will get the word out about your fundraiser and ultimately have a lasting impact on the lives of children with Usher syndrome and their families.

Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Use your birthday as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for UsherKids Australia.  Facebook has created an easy and secure platform for charities to collect funds through their Facebook Giving Fund with no fees to either the donor or charity.  To date, Facebook has raised over $5 billion dollars for more than 1 million charities.

 

To create a Facebook Fundraising page,
visit
https://www.facebook.com/fund/usherkidsaustralia/ 
or email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Use your birthday as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Usherkids Australia.  Facebook has created an easy and secure platform for charities to collect funds through their Facebook Giving Fund with no fees to either the donor or charity.  To date, Facebook has raised over $5 billion dollars for more than 1 million charities.

To create a Facebook Fundraising page,
visit
https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/
or email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Gold Coin Donation Event

This fundraiser can be easily built into the fundraising calendar of your child’s local kinder/primary school or local community/sporting club. Use the fundraiser as an opportunity to build awareness of Usher syndrome and how it impacts your child in different environments,  which can assist to remove barriers to inclusion and participation.

One primary school in Melbourne has an end of term “Footy Day” where students are able to dress in their favourite footy team jumper on the last day of Term 3 with a gold coin donation to UsherKids Australia. This also coincides with the lead up to Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day on the 3rd Saturday in September each year, creating another important avenue to raise awareness and funds for this rare condition in local communities.

To create an UsherKids Gold Coin Donation Day,
email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com
and talk to your community group today!

Gold Coin Donation Event

This fundraiser can be easily built into the fundraising calendar of your child’s local kinder/primary school or local community/sporting club. Use the fundraiser as an opportunity to build awareness of Usher syndrome and how it impacts your child in different environments,  which can assist to remove barriers to inclusion and participation.

One primary school in Melbourne has an end of term “Footy Day” where students are able to dress in their favourite footy team jumper on the last day of Term 3 with a gold coin donation to UsherKids Australia. This also coincides with the lead up to Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day on the 3rd Saturday in September each year, creating another important avenue to raise awareness and funds for this rare condition in local communities.

To create an UsherKids Gold Coin Donation Day,
email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com
and talk to your community group today!

Usher Champions

Pete and Sarah signed up to become “Usher Champions” during one of our fundraising campaigns back in 2020.  They made a monthly commitment and continue to have a small, yet significant amount directly debited from their account each month.

“My wife and I donate on a monthly basis to UsherKids – funnily enough, it is known as “set and forget” – and yet it is actually quite the opposite…every month we get a small reminder that every little bit of money, research, awareness…it all helps. It is the smallest thing we could do, but hopefully helps in making the biggest difference to the lives of those affected by Usher syndrome and the wonderful work that UsherKids Australia is doing.”

To set up a monthly direct debit donation via our GiveNow platform,
visit
https://www.givenow.com.au/usherkidsaustralia
or email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Usher Champions

Pete and Sarah signed up to become “Usher Champions” during one of our fundraising campaigns back in 2020.  They made a monthly commitment and continue to have a small, yet significant amount directly debited from their account each month.

“My wife and I donate on a monthly basis to UsherKids – funnily enough, it is known as “set and forget” – and yet it is actually quite the opposite…every month we get a small reminder that every little bit of money, research, awareness…it all helps. It is the smallest thing we could do, but hopefully helps in making the biggest difference to the lives of those affected by Usher syndrome and the wonderful work that UsherKids Australia is doing.”

To set up a monthly direct debit donation via our GiveNow platform,
visit
https://www.givenow.com.au/usherkidsaustralia
or email us at
info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Crowdriser Fundraising Inspiration

Set yourself a challenge and create a crowdraiser fundraising page to raise money and awareness.

80km Walk

Megan and Riley are no strangers to long walks, having completed 30km and 50km distances in the past. When they heard about Usher syndrome through a family member, they set out to complete an 80km walk over 2 days to raise awareness and funds for UsherKids Australia.

“We completed the 80km Bondi to Manly walk because we believed it would be a very challenging but rewarding experience. As Usher syndrome is such a rare condition, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about Usher syndrome and funds for UsherKids Australia. Setting up the fundraising page was a very easy process; the walk, not so much! We surpassed our fundraising goal of $1000, raising over $1500 with the help of family, friends, colleagues, and even some strangers! Whilst the walk ended up being even more challenging than we had anticipated, walking through a month’s worth of rain in two days, we thoroughly enjoyed the rewarding experience.”

To create a Crowdraiser Fundraising page for your event via our GiveNow platform, visit https://www.givenow.com.au/usherkidsaustralia or email us at info@usherkidsaustralia.com

30km Beach Walk

Tracey completed a “bucket list” experience to celebrate her 50th birthday by  walking 30 km along the beach from Stockton to Birubi in NSW. Along the way she decided to raise much needed funds for UsherKids Australia to help them provide ongoing support for children and families living with Usher syndrome.

“As Case Coordinator at UsherKids Australia I see firsthand the wonderful difference this small not for profit organisation makes to the families and clinicians they support. I also wanted to raise greater awareness in my community about Usher syndrome which is such a rare genetic condition.

It was so easy to set up my fundraising page. I uploaded a photo, added some information and was off and running (walking really). I shared this with family and friends, and on my socials. The walk was long but went really well, with some close friends and family joining me for some or all of the walk. Such a memorable day was made even more so by the generosity of the people who donated to UsherKids Australia.”

To create a Crowdraiser Fundraising page for your event  via our GiveNow platform, visit https://www.givenow.com.au/usherkidsaustralia or email us at info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Jett's Journey

Run 42.2km, Cycle 75km, Kayak 42.2km, or Walk 20km.

Like most people, it was a big shock for Brad and Beth upon hearing about their 3 year old son Jett’s Usher syndrome diagnosis.  Their extended family wanted to raise awareness through an activity designed to bring people together – that’s where the Jett’s Journey event was created!  What started out as a family event with some close friends, expanded across multiple cities of Australia and the world which truly demonstrated the strength of the family community and support for Jett.

“Upon hearing of the diagnosis we were shattered, so the best way to combat the distress was to create a positive event that brought everyone together to show support to Jett and his family.

We initially hoped to raise $10,000-$15,000 for UsherKids, however over the 3 month campaign and some very generous donations, we presented UsherKids Australia with a cheque for over $130,000 to support the charity to fund extra resources and research.

The ability to generate this amount of awareness and monetary support for UsherKids left the family extremely proud of the legacy we have created for not only Jett but all UsherKids and we look forward to seeing how they support all affected in the future.

We remain forever grateful to all those who supported the event.”

To create a Crowdraiser Fundraising page for your event via our GiveNow platform, visit https://www.givenow.com.au/usherkidsaustralia or email us at info@usherkidsaustralia.com

Fundraising Toolbox

Get started today! 

Download our Fundraising Toolbox

This booklet has been produced to provide you with all the inspiration you need to get you started on your fundraising journey. Whether your idea is big or small, we can support you every step of the way to raise funds and awareness for UsherKids Australia.

 Fill out the Application to Fundraise form

This is how you’ll show us your great idea and ask for approval to put your idea in motion. UsherKids Australia will then send you an Authority to Fundraise Letter, giving you permission to raise funds on our behalf.

Complete the Application to Fundraise here:

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