What is Tracky Dack Day?
On the last Friday in August, Australians ‘dack up and donate’ by wearing tracksuit pants (‘trackies’) and fundraising for sick kids. This is an act of solidarity with hospitalised children, who are encouraged to change into trackies to lift their mood and create a more normal day-to-day routine.
Tracky Dack Day was started by TLC for Kids and is a fun and easy way to help sick children and their families when they need it most.
The easiest way to fundraise is the classic casual clothes day, where participants wear their tracky pants to work, kinder, uni or school and make a gold coin donation.
However, there's no limit to what you can do! Make it extra fun by holding a fashion parade, setting a challenge for someone who wouldn't normally wear trackies, or bedazzling a pair of old trackies.
Who is TLC for Kids?
TLC for Kids is a children's charity providing relief and comfort in times of crisis - this can range from therapeutic distraction during painful medical procedures, to crucial practical, financial or emotional support for a sick child and their family in dark and difficult times. TLC for Kids is Australia’s fastest emergency response children’s charity, so funds raised from Tracky Dack Day have a direct and immediate impact on the lives of sick kids.