If you’ve always wanted to get involved with a charity event but didn’t know where to start, add Friday 16th June to your diary right now. It’s Oxfam’s Dressed By The Kids Day!
So, you may be wondering what Oxfam’s Dressed By The Kids Day is all about? It’s a one day event where Oxfam asks the nation to be dressed by the children in their lives and raise some money to help end poverty. The great thing about this even is that it’s open to everyone – there’ll be thousands of workplaces, schools and groups of friends taking part right across the UK.
Sounds like a laugh right?! If you are breaking out in sweats by the thought of your little bubbas dressing you, you can choose to give them ‘guidance’ and select outfits for them to choose from However if you’re ready to go all out in style, let the kids go to town and pick out whatever they want. Mis-matched shoes? Check. Green checkered shirt with acid yellow hot pants? Why not?! 🙂
If you’re ready to join in on the fun, here’s how you can take part…
- Register with Oxfam online to join in on the fun and raise money
- If you can’t afford to raise money but still want to get involved and raise awareness, just make sure you’re ready for June 16th and share your snaps on social media using the hashtag #DressedByTheKids – if you can tag/mention @OxfamGB or the dedicated event account @dressedbythekids that would be an added bonus!
- You don’t fancy getting all dressed up but want to help out, you can raise money by holding a raffle or a bake sale or sweepstake
- Spread the word to friends and families and donate via Oxfam JustGiving page
Don’t forget to check out the dedicated Dressed By The Kids page which has all the information you need and more. You can download badges and party prop cutout activity sheets for the kids as well as creating your own video which features you!
Here’s my little video:
… and that’s it!
Let the fun begin. I will be taking photos and plastering them all over my social media so I’m sure you’ll run into one of them… who knows – I might even make a collage video and upload it on Youtube or post a podcast about the day. For more info on the event click here: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/dressed-by-the-kids-day
This post was written in collaboration with Oxfam’s PR team to raise awareness for the day event. All words, opinions and content are my own. The press video has been credited accordingly.