Every week our PAC reminds us (via newsletter) that they are collecting food and snacks for kids in our school. We have several homeless families in our community who rely heavily on small, makeshift food pantries in our schools. When The Motherhood reached out to me to see if I would help match local community organizations with the Champions for Kids program and, in particular, their SIMPLE Giving initiative, I knew I had to get involved.
Champions for Kids has a simple and clear mission: “Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive!” The SIMPLE Giving program provides the opportunity for people to quickly and easily help in their own communities. In 3800 Walmart stores around the nation, patrons can find purple bins with recommended items for donation. Simply buy one of the items and place it in the bin. Donations will be given to a local community organization that works with kids in need. In addition, sponsoring companies like General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald, and Kettle Chips will provide cash awards to 13 of the community organizations.
I decided to reach out to the elementary schools that my kids attend to help them get involved. I know that even a small number of donations can make a big difference to the kids in our community and I like the idea of making it easy for people to donate. It’s important for my own kids to learn the importance of giving back in your community, so I’m looking forward to taking them shopping for items, as well.
If you see one of the purple bins in your local Walmart, please consider making a donation, even if it’s just one item. A few dollars and a minute or two can start to add up and every item goes to help a kid in your own community.
Disclosure: I am sharing this information as part of a paid campaign with The The Motherhood. The opinions in the post are my own.