Many individuals generously prefer that donations be made to their favourite charity, rather than receive unwanted gifts or money. Through The Shepherd Centre In Celebration fundraising pages you can easily create your own fundraising page to celebrate your special occassion and use the page's unique web address to approach friends, family and colleageus for donations to The Shepherd Centre. Each donation is recorded on your page along with any message of support from your donors.
We trust you enjoy your celebrations and thank you for helping the hundreds of children who are deaf and hearing impaired who turn to The Shepherd Centre each year to learn how to listen and speak.
The Shepherd Centre - Giving deaf children a voice
The Shepherd Centre has been helping children who are deaf or have a hearing loss to learn how to listen and speak for 40 years. Founded in 1970 with just five families, The Shepherd Centre now helps over 400 families in our five centres across NSW and the ACT, as well as regional and remote areas in NSW and Tasmania via its Teleintervention program. The organisation is recognised as a leader in the field of Speech Therapy, providing assistance to parents of children who are deaf or have a hearing loss to help them develop spoken language, so that they can reach their full potential and be a fully contributing member of the community.
The Shepherd Centre has assisted over 2,000 children and their families over the last 40 years. Ninety per cent of children graduate from The Shepherd Centre and enter mainstream schooling and the vast majority have age-appropriate speech and language. Support from the community provides almost 70% of the much needed funds to provide these programs to our students. Fundraising for The Shepherd Centre will help us to continue our life-changing work.