The Deafness Foundation relies heavily on the income from fundraising to
ensure that we are able to continue to provide support for the Deaf and hearing
impaired in the community.
- Butterfly badge campaign
- Sale of entertainment books
- Shopping tours
- Chocolate sales
- One off events
The Deafness Foundation designs and sells Butterfly Badges to raise public
awareness and funds to support the Deaf and hearing impaired community.
The butterfly is the emblem of the Deafness Foundation because butterflies, too,
are deaf and are very beautiful and much loved by the community. The badges are
most attractive, have proven to be very popular and easy to sell.
The badges sell for just $2. There is a choice of five color combinations and
the designs change each year.
Badges are sold on consignment. You do not have to pay for the badges when
placing an order, simply return funds raised and any unsold badges after two
Click here to download an order form for ordering a display box of
butterfly badges to sell among friends, colleagues or customers.
We happily include a poster with your order.
Hearing Awareness Week Appeal - August
Butterfly badges are sold by participating Australian hearing services,
audiology centres and organisations throughout Australian during July to
Find out more about Hearing Awareness Week
download an order form now.
Get your school involved
If you would like to sell badges in your school please
download an order form.
teacher's resource kit
with information and activities about hearing is also
If your school has Deaf or hearing impaired students you may qualify for a grant
Financial Grants Scheme
individual students may by eligible for an
Education Encouragement Award.
IGA supports the Deafness Foundation
IGA is a major sponsor of the May Butterfly Badge Appeal. During the month of
May badges are available at all Victoria IGA stores. In 2006 IGA raised $80,000.
Thanks to the generous support from IGA the Deafness Foundation is able to fund
additional projects supporting the Deaf and hearing impaired.
Buy a butterfly in your local community
Many audiology practices, health care centres and retail outlets kindly offer to
sell Butterfly Badges throughout the year.
Call the Foundation on 03 9738 2909 to find a local outlet in your area.
For further enquiries regarding Butterfly Badges please contact the Butterfly
Badge Coordinator on 03 9738 2909 or email
Other fundraising initiatives
The ever-popular entertainment book is available from the Deafness Foundation.
The book is bigger and better this year and features the discounts and
one-for-one vouchers for dining, hotel accommodation, theatre, sports and so
For further information please contact us on
03 9738 2909 or email
Please call us for up to date information on our current shopping tour.
Please go to our
page for a list of current fundraising activities.