Able Morning Tea

Getting involved and hosting your own Able Morning Tea is a fun and easy way to get together with your friends, family, colleagues or social group, while helping Able Australia to provide vital support services to people living with deafbindness.

Able Morning Tea officially falls within Deafbind Awareness Week, which is celebrated internationally each year to coincide with Helen Keller’s birthday on 27 June.

People with deafbindness can have varying degrees of combined hearing and vision impairment and often experience considerable social isolation due to the various communication challenges they encounter. Incredibly, there are around 300,000 Australians now living with this condition - a number which is expected to exceed 1 million by 2050!

For nearly 50 years, Able Australia has specialised in the provision of comprehensive support services for people living with this condition. With your support, we can continue to deliver on our promise of a better life experience for many years to come. To learn more about the range of deafblind services we provide click here.

Want to know more about hosting an Able Morning Tea? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions sheet here. 

Fundraising ideas

Hosting an Able Morning Tea is a great way to raise some much needed funds to support our work with the deafblind community, while raising awareness of a relatively unknown disability. If you would like to raise some funds for Able Australia at your morning tea, you might like to consider these helpful fundraising tips.  

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Not sure what to bake for your Able Morning Tea? Not to worry.....we've compiled a collection of simple (but very yummy) recipes here to get you started.

Downloadable Resources

While the Able Morning Tea carries an important message, it is also important that you and your guests have a little fun on the day. Here are a few documents you can download to help promote and make your event a memorable one:

Host booklet

Editable promotional poster

Invitation postcard

Auslan Alphabet

Silent Bingo

Donation receipt

FAQ for school-based hosts