WHY TRACKY DACK DAY?
Tracky Dack Day is an annual event designed by TLC for Kids to inspire everyone to think about kids in hospital. For these kids, the simple act of getting out of their pyjamas, into everyday clothing, creates a sense of normality. Healthcare professionals believe a daily routine is important for sick children to help boost their self esteem and give them a more positive mind-set.
Track pants are one of the most common things worn by kids in hospitals, so why not step into their shoes and get a feel for what it’s like to wear trackies to work, school, or wherever you’re going!
WHEN IS TRACKY DACK DAY?
The last Friday of August! In 2018, that's August 31st. If you can't do that day, not to worry - feel free to choose whichever day in August (or another month) suits!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN TRACKY DACK DAY?
ANYONE can participate. Groups, clubs, schools, business, families, individuals—everyone is welcome. It’s designed for everyone and anyone, across all ages and all walks of life. Just click here to register.
WHAT IF I DON’T OWN TRACKIES?
It doesn't matter! You can dress in casual clothes or a pair of comfy pants, or even go all out and make an entire new outfit for yourself. Tracky Dack Day is simply about getting out there and supporting a good cause
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registering has never been easier—click here, fill in a few questions and you’re ready to go. Simple!
After your submission has been received, you will receive an email with a recap that includes all the details and information regarding Tracky Dack Day.
HOW SHOULD I RAISE FUNDS?
There are loads of ways to raise funds—ask for sponsorship from your friends, colleagues or school mates, or ask them to “dack up” and donate a gold coin with you. Host a “Whacky Tracky Day” and give your old trackies a personal makeover with dye, fabrics, or other arts and craft supplies. It’s really up to you as to how you want too raise funds, so get creative!
If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out some of our own Fundraising ideas.
HOW DO I DONATE THE MONEY I HAVE RAISED?
Click here to go to the donation page.
WHAT DOES TLC FOR KIDS DO?
TLC for Kids is there when children need emergency emotional or practical support most - within the first critical 24 - 48 hours. We provide emergency practical help through our program RAPID TLC, and our Distraction™ Box program provides over 2,000 distraction boxes in 405 hospitals and medical centres around Australia. To find out more about the unique support we provide for children and their families, visit www.tlcforkids.org.au, or check out About TLC for Kids.
HOW DO I DEPOSIT THE FUNDS I HAVE RAISED?
You have several options for sending in the funds you raised:
- Secure online gateway for credit card payments
- Electronic funds transfer or bank deposit
- Cheque or money order
Use the instructions on this page to safely return funds to us. For further queries regarding returning funds, simply call 1300 361 461 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW SHOULD I COLLECT THE FUNDS FROM MY TEAM?
There are many ways that you can collect funds from your team, but you should choose the methods that works best and will be easiest for you. A tin (or hat, box, bucket, or other container) can be placed in a central, visible location for everyone to deposit their coins or bills, or you can direct them to donate through our online page, or both!
For even more options, check out some of our coin and cash collection ideas