SIMPLE Giving Frequently Asked Questions
What is SIMPLE Giving?
SIMPLE Giving is a Champions for Kids program that makes it simple for you to donate items to help kids in your community. You can purchase items at your local Walmart and drop them in purple donation bins after checkout. All of the donations go to children in the school district where the Walmart store is located.
What results has SIMPLE Giving had so far?
Donations from our first SIMPLE Giving program, launched in 24 Walmart stores last spring, provided over 20,000 children with new toothbrushes and toothpaste. Since then, SIMPLE Giving has generated over 100,000 more donations--and counting--to help kids in local schools!
How can I help?
Our current SIMPLE Giving program is taking place in nearly 1,400 Walmart stores across the central United States, collecting breakfast items for children in need. If your Walmart store is participating, simply purchase nonperishable breakfast items (such as cereal, granola mix, and breakfast bars) and place them in the purple donation bins at the front of the store.
Which schools benefit from the program? Which Walmart stores are participating?
School nurses distribute the donated items to children in the school district where each Walmart store is located. To see a list of participating stores, click here. As we work to confirm the participation of local school districts, we will also add them to this list.
Additionally, Champions for Kids will provide $10,000 to the school district who collects the most donations from a single store in each Walmart division. CFK will provide $1,000 to the school district who collects the most donations from a single Walmart store in each region. This money can go to providing additional oral care treatment, education, and items in the school district. For full contest rules, click here.
How will I find SIMPLE Giving products and donation bins in my Walmart store?
Just look for the purple product display near the register. This display has suggested items to donate, but you're welcome to choose any kid-friendly personal care items (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap) that you'd like to give. Once you've purchased your items, drop them into the purple donation bins after checkout.
What if I don't live in an area that is involved in a SIMPLE Giving program?
We’ll be rolling out SIMPLE Giving in more Walmart stores throughout the year, so be on the lookout—and sign up for our e-newsletter—for opportunities to participate in a SIMPLE Giving campaign near you. Until then, you can always get inspired and involved with our SIMPLE Service projects to make a difference right now, right where you are.
SIMPLE Giving Stories
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting photos and stories of people who are donating personal care items for children in need and being Champions for Kids in their community. Check back here for updates!