2015 RazorFest: Food Drive & Event Photos

2015 RazorFest: Food Drive & Event Photos

Champions for Kids Hosts 2015 RazorFest What a blast! Over 41,000 people came to 2015 RazorFest, presented by CAPRI SUN, which included a food drive before the University of Arkansas Red & White game. Check out a few shots from some of the fun:

When Summer Isn’t Fun: Keeping Kids ‘Summer Strong’ with SIMPLE Service

When Summer Isn’t Fun: Keeping Kids ‘Summer Strong’ with SIMPLE Service

Keeping Kids ‘Summer Strong’ with SIMPLE Service You probably remember what summer was like as a kid–warm days at the pool, picnics in the park or watching Spongebob practically nonstop. For kids who rely on free school lunches, however, summer can be a time of uncertainty. Kids from unstable homes, or environments of abuse, must endure (not enjoy) the summer. At Champions for Kids, we want to provide essentials to kids and families so they can be strong during the summer. Our…

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Top 10 Items Schools Need You to Donate for Kids

Top 10 Items Schools Need You to Donate for Kids

School Nurses Gave a List of Most-Needed Donations Ever wonder what items schools really need donated? We sent out a survey to the National Association of School Nurses to see what were the top 10 items schools most need people to donate for kids. Some things were not surprising, like snacks and books, but can you guess what was the #1 item most needed? Check it out! List created from the survey answers provided by the National Association of School Nurses Surprised…

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10 Simple Ways Kids Can Volunteer Infograph

10 Simple Ways Kids Can Volunteer Infograph

Volunteering Ideas for Kids of All Ages If you’re looking for ways your family or kids could give back in your community, check this infograph! Showing and teaching kids how to volunteer in their local communities is a great way to help them learn new skills while learning about life’s diversity. Of course, each suggestion can be tailored to match your child’s age & level, or could be used as a family activity.

Feeding Kids in Middle Tennessee

Feeding Kids in Middle Tennessee

Food Bank Receives Tyson Foods Donations as Part of Hunger Heroes Campaign Each week, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee serves more than 6,700 hungry children at more than 100 schools throughout Tennessee. That means, every year, they feed enough kids to fill the Tennessee Titans stadium more than five times.  Wow. This feat (because it is truly a feat) takes a community effort, which is why the food bank works with more than 450 partner agencies in a service area covering 46…

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Champions for Kids Awards $10,000 for SIMPLE Giving

Champions for Kids Awards $10,000 for SIMPLE Giving

SIMPLE Giving Brings Funds to School Districts Nothing brightens up the day like being able to call SIMPLE Giving participants, who took part of the Fall Kids Essentials campaign, and letting them know their school district has won a grant to help kids in need. Thanks to General Mills, Unilever and Walmart, Champions for Kids was able to award over $10,000 (total) to school districts across the USA. Each award will go to help kids thrive by providing resources, food…

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Champions for Kids Awards $11,000 for Stocking Stuffer Challenge

Champions for Kids Awards $11,000 for Stocking Stuffer Challenge

Stocking Stuffer Challenge Brings Resources to Kids For many, Christmas stockings are filled with fun (sometimes delicious) small gifts. Many kids however, especially those in foster care or insecure living situations, don’t even have a stocking to call their own. In December 2014, Coca-Cola and Champions for Kids issued a challenge to Arkansas schools and youth-based organizations: fill Christmas stockings with essential items for children. Eleven schools or organizations with the most donated stockings received a $1,000 to help kids….

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Fighting Hunger by the Truckload

Fighting Hunger by the Truckload

Have you ever wondered what 30,000 lbs of chicken looks like? Probably not. As part of the Hunger Heroes campaign in 2014, Tyson Foods partnered with us to donated product to food banks in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. On Feb. 10, 2015, staff members from Champions for Kids and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC got to see what truckloads (literally!) of donated protein looked like. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC fights daily to meet the challenges of hunger…

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What Is Shared Value?

What Is Shared Value?

Catching the Vision for Shared Value  When Champions for Kids board member Dr.  Annibal Sodero was invited to attend a Shared Values conference at Harvard, he jumped at the opportunity. It wasn’t the subject matter that attracted him, but  was the professor that hosted it.