Rita at Megryan’s Mom donated her snack pack to a local homeless shelter. When she dropped off the items, she got a tour of the facility. It hits home when you see where the families sleep while at the shelter. Rita’s donation was very much appreciated by the case worker at the shelter. Read her story here.
Archive for January, 2012
Heather from Our Kids’ Mom is a former third grade teacher working in an underprivileged area. During her years she knew many children that came to school on an empty stomach. Heather knows that food provides children energy and also helps them concentrate in the classroom. She gave her snack pack to a local teacher because she wanted to help kids get healthy foods and a good education. Read Heather’s post here.
Diane at Philzendia got her coupons ready before she headed out to shop for her snack pack. She donated her snack pack to an organization that responds with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless and those who “fall between the cracks” of public assistance. The volunteers were thankful for her donation and she felt great about donating healthy snacks to help others. Read Diane’s post here.
Rebecca from Creative Compass is on a personal mission to eliminate childhood hunger. She donated her snack pack to a woman’s ministry in her home state of Florida, which is partnering with a program that feeds children in need. Rebecca is grateful to be able to participate in the Champions for Kids simple service campaign for both the reminder of how blessed she and her family are and the opportunity to help others. Read her story here.
When Sarah at East 9th Street learned about childhood hunger in her area, she became angry that she hadn’t helped sooner and upset with the amount of food in her own home that goes to waste. She went to Walmart and ended up having a conversation with a woman who was purchasing food for a local food bank. Sarah decided to donate her snack pack items to that very food bank, after telling the woman all about her mission for Champions for Kids. Read Sarah’s story here.
Glenda from Busy at Home lives in a small community where everyone knows one another, so she was shocked to learn that one in six children are food insecure. Fortunately, in a community like Glenda’s, people tend to rally around one another. She took her generous donation to the local food pantry. It was important to her that the items were both nutritious and kid-friendly. After all, Glenda knows from experience how difficult it is to have to ask for help. Read her post here.
Jennifer from Double Duty Mommy took her seven year old daughter with her on her shopping trip to Walmart. Her daughter has already asked what they can do to help a child in need again and Jennifer is appreciative that this mission has inspired such a young child to want to help others. Her daughter even suggested it for a class project at school. Read Jennifer’s story here.
Angela at A Busy Mom of Two decided to take her snack packs to the daycare. She took great care in shopping for items that were healthy and kid-friendly. From the items she purchased at Walmart, Angela made not one, not two, but 16 brightly colored snack packs for the kids at the daycare. Read Angela’s post here.