March 1, 2015

Make a Difference in the Community Through Champions for Kids

*I partnered with The Motherhood for this post. Any opinions are 100% my own.

Making a difference locally is something that is important to me. Especially when it involves the kids. There are some amazing non-profit organizations right here in our backyard that provide children with things they need and places to go, Like Boys & Girls Club and Children's Square. Being able to help those places help kids is pretty rewarding, for the soul, and right now you can make a difference in the community through Champions for Kids!

Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips have teamed up to make it simple for communities  across the county to provide basic resources for students through in-store donations. The Snacks for Students program is part of SIMPLE Giving, a Champions for Kids program that makes it simple for shoppers to purchase AND donate items children need.

In 2013, SIMPLE Giving began in 24 central Arkansas Walmart stores and was extended to Walmart stores across 11 states in 2014. The Snacks for Students program is the first of several campaigns to launch nationally, with the goal to provide resources for more than 10 million children in 2015.

From February 16th to March 4th, customers at more than 3,600 participating U.S. Walmart stores can purchase snacks and breakfast items for children and place them inside designated donation bins. All donations made in-store, will stay in the local community and be distributed through school districts or youth-based organizations! How awesome is that?! Some of the things the kids and I picked up included raisins, fruit cups, fruit snacks, and some cutie so my kiddos had a healthy snack for the car ride home.

Find a Champions for Kids Participating Walmart HERE

In addition to the Snacks for Students program, Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips will provide 13 awards, totaling $45,000, to school districts and participating youth-based organizations based on the total number of donated items collected in each store!

If you are like me, and love giving back to your community, you are going to love how easy Champions for Kids makes it to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive. Since 2004, Champions for Kids has served more than 5.4 million children across all 50 states through in-store donation campaigns, service projects and community events. Those are pretty awesome numbers, but I think we can help increase it. Don't you?

@Champions4Kids on Twitter and #SnacksForStudents

*This was a sponsored post. Any opinions are 100% my own.

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