A Simple Way to Help Kids in Your Community (and a Twitter Party!)

This is a sponsored collaboration with Champions for Kids and The Motherhood.

A Simple Way to Help Kids in Your Community with the  SIMPLE Giving Program  #SIMPLEGiving

We enjoyed a little family outing today.

We can get out as a family now that David has the okay from his doctor to be able to go into public places — so long as he isn’t in a crowd of people or around anyone who is sick. He was pretty happy to be out and about today. :)

We made a trip to Walmart to pick up some groceries and purchase items to donate to the latest Champions for Kids program called SIMPLE Giving.

SIMPLE Giving is a Champions for Kids program that makes it simple for you to help kids in your community. For this latest program, you can purchase healthy breakfast foods at your local Walmart and then drop them in the bin at the front of the store. These items will then be given to school children in that local community.

A Simple Way to Help Kids in Your Community with the  SIMPLE Giving Program  #SIMPLEGiving

Ideas for What to Donate

We ended up buying cereal and granola mix to donate. There was a display in one area of the store that had suggested items to donate, but you could also choose items from other aisles in the store.

I think cereal, oatmeal, granola, and granola bars are all non-perishable food items that are great to give, and they make a healthy breakfast for the children who’ll receive them.

A Simple Way to Help Kids in Your Community with the  SIMPLE Giving Program  #SIMPLEGiving

Donation Time

Once we were finished shopping, we headed for the checkout lane, and then to the donation bins where the kids excitedly dropped off the breakfast items!

A Simple Way to Help Kids in Your Community with the  SIMPLE Giving Program  #SIMPLEGiving

I love that we went out and made the SIMPLE Giving donation as a family. In doing so, we created a lasting memory and made a difference for someone else.

How great is that? ;)

DID YOU KNOW? You can participate in the SIMPLE Giving program by simply purchasing and donating breakfast food items at your local participating Walmart from April 21st through May 5th. If your Walmart store is participating, simply purchase breakfast foods and place them in the purple donation bins at the front of the store after checkout. To see a list of participating stores, click here.

All of the donations go to children in the school district where the Walmart store is located.

 A #SIMPLEGiving Twitter Party!

I love Twitter parties, so I’m excited to share that there’s going to be a #SIMPLEGiving Twitter party on April 24, 2014 at 1:00PM Eastern!

Here’s more relevant information for the party:

When: Thursday, April 24, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #SIMPLEGiving hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP right HERE: http://twtvite.com/simplegiving

Hashtag: #SIMPLEGiving

Prizes: Five prizes will be given to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 Walmart gift card!

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann

Sponsor: @Champions4Kids

So, what are some ways you give back to your community? I’d love to hear how you do this as a family or how you get your kids involved. :)

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  1. Shelly says:

    It’s so nice to teach kids to help others. My daughter has been working on some projects for our care closet at church. So when someone is sick or having trouble we have items we can share with them ready and waiting. She also made 7 scarves to send with missionaries this year too. She loves using her talents to serve others.

    • Sandra says:

      That is SO wonderful, Shelly! I love how your daughter is using her talents to bless others. Praise the Lord!

  2. David is looking so great! I’m glad that you were able to go out and about :)

    We help our local food pantries by purchasing extra items at the grocery store and bringing them to church. Our church contributes to 3 different pantries in our area, and they drop the foods off for us.

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you, Erin! David is doing well and actually doing even better now that he’s off more meds. :)

      I love that your church makes it easy for you to donate items to those that need them. That’s fantastic!

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