Frequently asked questions

What is Daggy Jumper Day?

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Daggy Jumper Day started in 2013 and has grown into one of Brisbane Youth Service’s biggest annual campaigns. Raising more than $150,000 over the past 11 years, the campaign also serves an important purpose in encouraging the community to come together to raise awareness of the escalating youth homelessness crisis and the many challenges facing our most vulnerable young people and young families.

During Homelessness Week (5-11 August 2024) each year, Brisbane Youth Service calls on our supporters and the community to wear their most daggy and unfashionable jumpers, raise funds in support of the cause, and show that youth homelessness matters to them.

It's a fun and impactful way to make a difference while bringing attention to an important cause.

How can I get involved?

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To participate, simply register here, start fundraising, and don’t forget to wear your daggy jumper on Wednesday, 7 August!

You can register as an individual, team, or organisation. Then, create a fundraising page, share it with your friends, family, colleagues, and network, and collect donations to support young people in need.

Rallying a team is a great way to combine efforts and maximise your fundraising impact. Gather your friends, family, or colleagues, and start fundraising together!

Where does the money go?

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All funds raised go towards life-changing programs and services that have a real and lasting impact on the lives of young people (aged 12-25 years) experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This includes crisis and transitional housing, emergency relief, physical and mental health services, alcohol and drug interventions, domestic and family violence support, and specialised programs for young women and families.

Do I have to wear a daggy jumper to participate?

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While wearing a daggy jumper is part of the fun, it's not mandatory. The most important thing is to raise awareness and funds for some of the most vulnerable young people in our community. If you prefer, you can participate in other ways, such as sharing information about the campaign or making a donation.

How long does the campaign run?

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The campaign runs from 4 July to 7 August 2024. Make sure to register early and start your fundraising efforts to make the most impact.

How can I promote my involvement / fundraising efforts?

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You can promote your involvement and fundraising efforts through social media, email, and word of mouth. Share your story, post photos in your daggy jumper, and use the campaign hashtags #DaggyJumperDay and #EndYouthHomelessness to spread the word. Be sure to tag @brisyouth on Facebook and Instagram, and @Brisbane-Youth-Service on LinkedIn!

We have also developed several helpful and engaging downloadable resources to help you get started. These include posters, social media tiles/graphics, facts and statistics, a PowerPoint presentation, and an ‘About Us’ video.

How do I donate cash collected in person or at an event?

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You can make a direct bank transfer with the following details:

Account Name: Brisbane Youth Service Inc.
Bank: NAB
BSB: 084-044
Acc Number: 16-345-0559

Please include a reference, e.g., your name, school, or organisation name. We would also appreciate it if you could email us with a notification of your donation, including your name, school or organisation name, donation amount, and donation date.

Are donations tax deductible?

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Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Brisbane Youth Service (ABN: 83 967 756 338) is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Brisbane Youth Service is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).

Can you come and visit our school or workplace for a presentation?

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Unfortunately, Brisbane Youth Service is a relatively small (and busy!) team and so we are unable to make in-person visits at this time.

If you have more questions or would like to chat to someone from the Brisbane Youth Service fundraising team, please contact