The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Champions for Kids #SummerofGiving.
In addition to my family recently making a Donation to the Salvation Army via the Champions for Kids Summer of Giving Program, we also got together with my daughter and son’s friends to make a donation to a local Food Pantry.
We were provided with a $35 Gift Card to Walmart to help facilitate our trip, and we also made a family match in dollars.
Their mother and I decided to make this day both educational and fun.
We got up early and did our shopping, and later in the day the kids would enjoy some playtime.
As we headed over to Walmart, we discussed what we were doing and how families would be benefiting from our donation that may not have enough to eat.
We also explained how blessed we were to not worry about going hungry, and why we should help others in need.
As we shopped, we picked up vegetables, canned tomatoes, and pasta.
These items were foods that could easily be turned into a large filling meal.
Once we were finished checking out, we drove over to the Food Pantry.
There, the kids hand delivered the food and the volunteers gave them a tour inside.
As we left, we asked the kids to tell us the purpose of our trip and who it would be helping. They knew, and told us exactly what it was all about.
Afterward, the kiddos got to play and we moms got in some socialization time.
Just like our first trip, it did not take very much to make a big difference. Again we were helping families in our community, and also teaching our children about the importance of giving.
Have you ever performed a Simple Service Project? 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. There you can also find out details on how you could win $25,000 for your favorite school.
You can also follow Champions for Kids on Facebook at facebook.com/ChampionsForKids.