I received a gift card to purchase products to donate, along with compensation in exchange for this post.
If you have kids or have ever been around them, then you know how much kids like to eat snacks. Snacking is a great way for kids to get the energy they need to learn and play. With that in mind Champions For Kids has joined forces with several great sponsors to bring #SnacksForStudents to a local organization near you! The Champions For Kids and Simple Giving program are working hand in hand with local Wal-mart stores to offer easy ways for you to give back to the children in your community. I was honored to have the opportunity to help an organization in my home town by connecting them with Champions For Kids. As part of this amazing program I received a one hundred dollar gift card to spend on snacks at Wal-mart to benefit the children of The Education Center Inc.
Shopping for our Community Champion was so much fun, especially since my favorite shopping buddy was along to help. After talking with the lead teacher at my selected organization I knew they were needing some small bottles of water for the students, so that was first on our list. If you're ever wondering what a local charity is needing it's as easy as just making the call and asking them. We worked our way through the isles and tried to pick a big variety of snacks. Fresh fruit was a great idea, but I also needed items with a longer shelf life so cracker sandwiches and organic fruit rope made the cut. There's such an amazing joy in giving to others. I knew this wasn't my money I was spending, so I wanted to be sure I was getting the most out of it to maximize the benefit to the kids.
SnacksForStudents program. A simple thing like enjoying a snack can mean the difference between a good day and not so good day to a child. 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.
How To ParticipateIf you're ready to get active and help a local organization then giving is as easy as shopping at your local Wal-mart and finding the Champions For Kids donation bin. All donations made in-store will stay in the local community and be distributed through school districts or youth-based organizations. Find a participating store near you by visiting Champions For Kids and searching your state.
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