A few days ago I introduced you guys to a wonderful program called Champions for Kids & the Energizer Light Up a Life Campaign. I’m super excited and love this campaign and so honored to be part of making a difference in a child’s life. The best part, I can help someone in my very own community with a safe start into a bright future.
As mentioned I grabbed my 2 monkeys (the 3rd one was asleep, 8AM is way too early on a weekend to get up for a Teenager…lol) and we set off to Walmart with a goal in mind; create a Safety kit for a little boy or girl at the Lighthouse Ministries Homeless Shelter.
On our way to Walmart we had a quick stop on the way and I was able to explain the assignment to my Tween and a little bit to the Preschooler. We are buying items that would be of help for homeless boys and girls and maybe even get them some fun stuff to keep their spirit up… let’s see what we can find.
I had the kids help me in deciding on what we will include in the package and I added a bunch of necessities like a Flashlight, Batteries, Itch lotion for bug bites, Sunscreen ( we are in Florida after all), band-Aids, hand sanitizer, hand soap, cold/heat packs and much more, the kids then added a few fun items since they felt sorry for the boys and girls that have no home and they added Play-Doh for some fun time, a little stuffed animal for some cuddle time and two lollipops for a treat;
We had a wonderful time as a family picking up and thinking of items that are needed by boys and girls that are less fortune as us and the kids really got the concept of helping and giving to others. It was a great experience at Wal-Mart as well, we had our tub with all the goodies on the belt and the lady looked and said” This reminds me of when my son went to Kindergarten, we had to put everything in a tub”. I looked at her and said we are doing something similar and these items will go to the Children’s Homeless Shelter at Lighthouse ministries. The entire line behind us looked and checked out the items we bought and had an amazed look on their face. Made me feel sooo good and the kids had a proud face on them as well.
Once at home we put it all together in a nice little tub and we are adding a little note to the recipient to let them know that we care and it will get better.
After we put it all together we contacted our organization of choice “Lighthouse Ministries” and found out where to go to bring our goodies. It wasn’t much but they sure appreciated the entire kit and couldn’t have been more thankful and happy. The volunteers at the organization just couldn’t stop thanking us and I was so proud to teach the kids a valuable lesson. With little effort and a little bit of money (we really didn’t spend an arm and a leg, our Budget was $50 for the entire kit) you can help someone in need and it will mean the world to someone!
This will be a routine for our family for years to come, I want to donate to Lighthouse Ministries as much as I can, but at least every 3 month create another Safety Tub for the children. I also contacted a few business and have them start a Champions for Kids drive in our local community as well. I can’t wait to tell more people about this amazing organization and as I said before, the best part it will help your local community and you will be right in the middle of it!! AMAZING.
For more information on how to help you local community or get some ideas and tips on how to help children everywhere, be sure to check out the following resources. Lot’s of amazing things, tips, and ideas you don’t want to miss.
- Champions For Kids Website
- @Champions4Kids on Twitter
- Champions for Kids on Facebook
- Energizer’s Positive Energy Website
- Energizer’s Website
- @Energizer on Twitter
- Energizer on Facebook
We also had a bunch of pictures that we want to share, so be sure to check out our Google Plus Photo Story for more of our shopping trip to Wal-Mart, our process of picking items for the basket and how the end result turned out.
Together we CAN make a difference….Children are our future let’s keep them safe and happy!!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBIAS All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.