This is a Champions for Kids and The Motherhood sponsored post.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that, “most people would love to help more in their community.” But often you don’t know how or you are so busy, you do not know when. Champions for Kids has made it easier for you to give back to children in your community. It doesn’t need to be complicated or take a lot of time. The small things do matter.
What is Champions for Kids?
Champions for Kids was founded in 2004 because there were so many children in many communities who were in need. Their mission statement taken from their website:
Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive!
They focus on the small things and hope to create a ‘habit of giving.’ Their core values drive all their efforts.
All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children.
Champions for Kids has many programs you can participate in, but for this post, I’m going to focus on the SIMPLE Service Project.
SIMPLE Service Project
The SIMPLE Service Projects are very simple ways that people can help kids in their community. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time and it doesn’t have to be a huge project. If every family does one small SIMPLE Service Project, imagine what changes we could bring to our communities.
My #Fuel4School Project
Champions for Kids has partnered with the Kellogg Company on the #Fuel4School community projects. #Fuel4School is a simple way for you to organize a book drive and donate them to a local organization that serves children in need.
I have partnered with The Motherhood to help spread the word about the #Fuel4School project and to host my own #Fuel4School book drive. My family has decided to donate the books to our local Children’s Hospital.
When my son, Nicky was almost 3, he spent 4 days in children’s hospital after what we thought was a stroke. It turned out he had a seizure and was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Even now at age 11, he still remembers that time as more positive than negative.
Yes, he remembers having to be held down to take blood and being poked and prodded a lot. But he also remembers how nice everyone was and the toys and the books and movies that were available. We want to be sure those good things are there for kids in the future.
Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.