The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Champions for Kids and their #SummerofGiving campaign. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in a child’s life? How about having a chance to win your favorite school $25,000?
If the answer is “YES”, I have an easy way to fulfill both through the Champions for Kids Summer of Giving program.
So how exactly does the Summer of Giving work? To participate you must perform a Simple Service Project over the summer that helps Children in your community. Not only do you get to help others, but if you do it on behalf of your school, they could win the big $25,000 prize.
This great initiative has been made possible through a partnership with Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair brands.
Now to show you just how easy it is to perform a Simple Service Project, Champions for Kids provided my family with a Walmart Gift Card to shop and make a donation to a local organization that helps children in need.
Before we got started though, I did have to do a little research and I discovered that the Salvation Army would accept perishable items. For more Simple Service Project Ideas visit championsforkids.org/simple.
My husband and I then took the kids aside and talked about the importance of helping others. We also discussed how we would be shopping and why we would be visiting the non-profit.
We both thought it was important that they actually understood what the “Summer of Giving” was all about. After this, the entire family piled in the car and drove to our nearest Walmart.
We went in and headed over to the frozen food section. There we saw displays for Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair.
After shopping the aisles, we found 3 lbs bags of plain chicken breasts and large bags of mixed vegetables. I figured these items could be served “as is”, or prepared into some type of dish.
My kids then took turns pulling the items from the freezers and putting the various items into the carts. They were having fun and making a difference at the same time.
After we finished, I called the local Salvation Army Kitchen and told them that we were on our way. I spoke to a gentlemen named “Brian”, and he sounded so excited over the phone.
We pulled right up to the back of the building to deliver the food, and they came out with a cart to transport the items in. It really felt good to give.
Have you ever performed a Simple Service Project before? What did you do to help those in need?
For more details about the Champions for Kids #SummerofGiving and its goal to provide 5 million meals this summer, visit the frozen food aisle at your local Walmart Super Center or visit cfkhelpkidsthrive.org. You can also follow Champions for Kids on Facebook at facebook.com/ChampionsForKids.
Our Simple Service Project was really that simple, yet it made such a big impact. By helping individuals at the Salvation Army, we not only provided meals to those in need, but my children learned about what it means to give.