Last week, I mentioned that I was taking part in the Champions for Kids, Energizer Light Up a Life simple service project. This project encourages you to make care kits for kids and then donate to an organization of your choice.
To get started on this project, I set a personal goal for myself that I wanted to make at least 10 kits. I was able to get 10 reusable bags donated from my sister, which got me started. Next, I had to decide how I wanted to fill the bags.
My husband and I headed off to Walmart to look for different items to fill the bags with, we wanted to focus on 5 boys and 5 girls. If you would like to see our complete shopping trip, head over to my photo album on Google +.
I decided to stick with several Cars items for boys, I know my little guy loves Cars so I was sure these boys would too!
For the girls, I had princess in mind, all little girls should feel like a princess. I bought them fingernail polish, lipgloss and tiaras.
Lastly, as part of the care kit, I wanted to add a flashlight to each one as well for that extra sense of safety in emergency situations. I found these cute Energizer flashlights to go in the kits!
We ended up with quite a haul when we left. We were able to get flashlights, bars of soap, first aid kits, tooth brushes, bottled water, Kleenex, and several different toys.
I also wanted to include a scripture for each of these children keeping in mind that I donated to DVIS and these children are coming out of domestic violence situations. The sense of safety for these children has been stripped away, so I prayed about it and thought it through which scriptures I wanted to add to the kits.
These were the two that came to me as I put together each kit.
Once I had my kits together, I loaded up my car and headed to DVIS.
I chose DVIS, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, for a variety of reasons; however, mainly I knew that these kids were coming from the worst of circumstances in abusive and violent situations. At this point, there safety has been completely stripped and they have likely seen far more than any of us could imagine.
Although doing a simple care kit may sound like it is a small thing, it’s huge to kids who have left with their mothers many times with nothing but the clothes on their back to escape the life they were living. For these kids knowing someone cares could change their lives.
I have seen crime maps where there is domestic violence going on in my neighborhood, it’s something I never thought about since it’s not something that I have experienced; however, it could very well be happening right next door to you. DVIS is there to help families get out and gain their ground again to get back on their feet and feel the sense of safety that has been lost.
Be sure to learn more about DVIS in the Tulsa Area and if you are in another location, I encourage you to research your local Domestic Violence Intervention Organization and find out how you can give back.
I truly enjoyed this experience and love that Champions for Kids encourages giving each month with a new Simple Service project. It only takes 1 person to step up and make a difference that ignites others and together we will meet the goal of 20 Million in 2020!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.