Childhood: Where super-hero-ballerina-princesses hold mud pie tea parties for their cicada-shell friends, and dragon-slaying-builder-firemen four year olds, sport gumboots while rescuing pet cats from certain peril at least twice a day.
Morning tea – team training – office get together.
For one day this year, get back to the wonder of childhood and help Family Works ensure that growing up in New Zealand can be a magical place for all children.
On Friday 13th May, as an office, a team, or a group of friends, we’re asking grown ups to let the child (or tween) in their lives dress them then gather for a gold-coin morning tea, lunch or team practise to raise funds for Family Works in Nelson.
It’s a lighthearted way to support a serious cause – eliminating child poverty and family violence.
Why support Family Works?
Like you, we think New Zealand should be the best place in the world to grow up. Right now, that’s not the case for all of our children and young people.
Family Works has been working with children, youth and vulnerable adults for over 100 years. We know that children and young people flourish when their families and whanau are connected with their communities. We empower people, who often face complex challenges, to make lasting and positive change in their lives.
Our services in Nelson- Tasman include: counselling; home based social work; family workers in schools and kindergartens; youth counselling and the Family Works Youth Service.
Get involved today
From a sparkly hairclip (in Dad’s beard) to a full outfit, Kids Dress a Grown Up Day is about remembering the whimsy and fun that comes so naturally to children and embracing their silliness and magic.
Getting involved is simple:
- Register your interest below
- Plan your event using the ideas, tips and posters contained in the event pack we send you and follow us on facebook: Kids Dress a Grown Up Day.
- Come together on Friday 13th May (or there abouts) as friends or colleaguges in a lighthearted way, to celebrate what you have in your own lives and to recognise and support those who live without the safety and protection we take for granted.
This Kids Dress a Grown Up Day pilot has been made possible thanks to the MediaWorks foundation.