Little Doers is a not for profit association which believes that children of a young age can put in some effort to gather money and choose a cause to support. Little Doers is a not-for-profit, Victorian, community organisation with two main aims. Firstly, Little Doers aims to educate children about the concept of charity, by introducing children to a variety of different charitable causes and helping them raise sponsorship for their selected charity. We believe that young children can learn about social and environmental causes, which has the potential to translate into socially responsible, community minded adults. Secondly we promote healthy lifestyle choices, including regular exercise and healthy diets for children and their families. We introduce these concepts by engaging families, providing regular information through our newsletter and coordinating an enjoyable, health-orientated community fun run/ family day.
What? Last year 300 kids under 10 years old ran 1-2 km for charities of their choice, raising $30 000 between them. 26th October 2014 will see the Melbourne Kids’ Fun Run take place in Malvern, offering your children the chance to run a 1-2km track (with a parent), get some sponsorship from family and friends, choose a charity to support and write or draw a letter to that charity. What could be better?
Who? Children aged 0 – 10 are invited to take part. Children who are too young to walk can be pushed in a pram or trike but we do encourage children who are 3+ to try the run and feel pride at the end!