Rita created a stocking filled with Disney items fit for a princess to be distributed to a child spending this Christmas in the hospital. Rita truly understands how fortunate she is to be blessed with good health, especially at this time of the year. Read more here.
Tonia celebrated this holiday season with iGive tickets. When her son drew the ticket to “Choose Toys To Give To Others” he got to do the Champions For Kids Simple Service Project. Together they created a Cars 2 stocking and donated it to a local family who has been having a difficult time. See their story here.
As Candace says, “the more love you give, the more you have. ” At holiday time her daughter plays piano for the residents at a local senior center. Showing her children about the generosity of spirit, she and her kids created stockings for Volunteer 4 Long Island. To see her family’s adorable Christmas, read here.
Cariann and her son donated the stockings they made to a domestic violence resource center so the women there could feel love and hope. To learn more about her experience, read here.
Brandy took her three girls shopping for Disney princess and Tinkerbell themed items. They took their stocking to the local fire department so the firefighters could pass on the stocking. After all, firefighters see firsthand how many children’s holidays are affected each year by fire. Now, thanks to Brandy and her daughters, the firefighters can give this gift to a deserving little girl. See the firefighters receiving the stocking here.
While April’s intention was to bring cheer to another family, she says that the real gift was watching a child’s joy. She and her sons shopped for items for a two year old boy in their neighborhood. The Lion King was the theme of the day. April said that after seeing the joy on the little boy’s face she would do this SIMPLE service project one hundred times over. In addition, her sons learned about the joy of giving to others. To read more, please click here.
At R.E. Baker Elementary in Bentonville, we did a Christmas SIMPLE Service project inspired by your Henkel Global Leadership Conference in October. Thanks to the wonderful parents of “Baker Gives Back” we were able to buy the fleece to make Fleece Knot Blankets for a sister school in Springdale where there are lots of kids with needs. The Baker students tied the knots and the administrators from our adopted school came to pick them up. The kids were so excited that they could help by making something themselves. We will be extending our blanket project into January and hope to provide some of the children at the Children’s Shelter with blankets of their own.
Thanks for all the work that you do in promoting these ideas and projects!
PHOTO: These are some of the 3rd graders. They loved this project so much that they stayed in many days during their recess to complete the blankets!
This week at our 3rd grade musical, families stuffed stockings to share with Parson Hills Kindergarten. This #DisneyCFK Stocking Stuffer Celebration has touched many lives. And our Henkel volunteers come every week to volunteer and bring presents (a ton!! and a gift cards to Wal-Mart). When our principals took the car load of gifts the mother cried and expressed how blessed they were. These people are truly amazing!!! People care and will do amazing things for kids whenever they are aware of their needs.
-Lisa Taylor, Springdale Schools
Melissa bought Toy Story and Cars 2 items for her Disney Champions for Kids stocking stuffer. She was impressed by the selection of Cars items at Walmart for less than $1. Melissa donated her stocking to a local food pantry because she feels they do the most good in her community. She was so excited to shop for her stocking and give back in her area. She hopes her SIMPLE Service Project will inspire others to give back. To read more about Melissa’s experience, please click here.