I hate to admit that there was a time in my life that I was too consumed with our lives and/or oblivious to the fact that there are homeless kids right here in America. Don't get me wrong, I see poverty daily in my own neighborhood but kids living on the streets or in cars? I was blind to it. I never thought that this could happen here but sadly, it does. I subscribe to the theory my parents raised me on - if you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food in your tummy you are more than good. I hate that some kids don't have simple necessities or access to things like... water. Food is a luxury to some, not the newest tech gadgets, toys or pricey shoes. We don't have a lot of money but my kids are champions for kids - they enjoy giving and that makes them my superheroes. It's important to teach our children that giving makes you feel good. Each one, teach one!
Here are some SIMPLE Service Project tips from Champions for Kids!
GATHER your community to collect fun toys and colorful children’s items (like books, games, blankets, and toothbrushes)!
COUNT the number of items you collected and take photos!
DONATE the items to a local hospital, shelter, or foster care agency in your community to give kids hope, comfort and fun in challenging situations.
your impact by reporting your project at championsforkids.org/share
during the month of July 2013. Let us know how many people were involved and how many items you collected, and Spinbrush® will make a matching donation of up to 1,000 Tooth Tunes™ toothbrushes
(total) through Champions for Kids to help children in need!
I enlisted the help of my 7 year old Duke and we went shopping at Walmart to stock up on Spinbrush! For each one you buy, Spinbrush will make a matching donation! We bought crayons, coloring books, games, toys and puzzles! Duke was so excited to deliver them to our local charity, Mary's Kitchen in Orange, CA because he knows that it is helping kids just like him! Mary's Kitchen provides breakfast, hot lunch and a sack meal to the homeless of Orange County from Monday-Saturday. Showers are also available Monday-Saturday. We chose Mary's Kitchen because we have been helping our local homeless for the past couple years and continue to support our community.
Duke enjoys being a Champion for Kids because he loves being a kid that helps other kids!
Labels: Champions for Kids, Homeless, Mary's Kitchen, Orange County, Spin Into Action, Spinbrush, Walmart