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This holiday season, I am teaming up with Champions for Kids to promote giving. I know for my family in particular, my son has MORE than enough, and I want him to be well aware that it is better to give than to receive. He’s just a toddler now, but I hope that my husband and I can instill these values in him at a young age so that he can continue to give as he grows up.
As we get closer to Christmas and the holiday season, the hustle and bustle is all around us. Shopping has gone on overdrive and Santa is anxiously awaiting children to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. However, many of those children will not see gifts under the tree, and the parents are in high stress mode doing all that they can to try and make ends meet. These are the families we can help this season. It just takes adding one extra gift on your list to give and that could make that child’s Christmas.
There are many organizations to donate to this year, The Salvation Army, John 3:16, Angel Tree, and many more. My family typically sticks with our church toy drive. I love the toy drive because our church focuses first on making sure that every family within the congregation is taken care of, then the remaining toys are donated to an organization within the community.
As part of Champions for Kids, I will be picking up Disney items at our local Walmart and stuffing a stocking with plans of donating it to our church toy drive. The goal for Champions for Kids is to improve the lives of children, what better way to improve lives then to be sure that child has a gift under the tree on Christmas morning.
A few week’s back Lynn, from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventure wrote this post, Making a Difference this Holiday Season. This is a post that may challenge some of us, but I agree with every word. When you have a child’s name to shop for from an organization, many of the child’s wishes are shoes, socks, underwear which to us are basics that we do not worry about. Lynn suggest going the extra mile and adding a few other surprises to that list. Sometimes, we just need to step back and look at it through the eyes of a child, if you were an 8 year old girl…what would you want? Of course, the necessities, but could you imagine that little girl opening up a new doll? Many of these children do not have the luxury of asking for what they really want, they ask for what they absolutely need.
In saying all this, go the extra mile this year no matter how big or small and give back…sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.
I’ll be posting more soon on Champions for Kids, in the meantime you can find them on Facebook and twitter @champions4kids and #DisneyCFK. Also, join us on December 15th at 9pm EST for a Twitter Party at #DisneyCFK.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All thoughts, opinions, stories and opinions on giving back are my own.