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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 the donation bins after checkout. All of the donations go to children in the community 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 500,000 more donations--and counting--to help kids in local schools! 

How can I help?

Our current SIMPLE Giving program is taking place in over 1,400 Walmart stores across the United States, collecting back-to-school snacks for children in need. If your Walmart store is participating, simply purchase nutritious, non-perishable snacks and place them in the donation bins at the front of the store. 

You can also spread the word by sharing the SIMPLE Giving Social Media Graphic and Flyer

Who benefits from the program? Which Walmart stores are participating? 

School nurses, social workers, homeless student liaisons, and other community champions distribute the donated items to children in the school district or community where each Walmart store is located. To see a list of participating stores, click here

Additionally, Champions for Kids will provide up to $5,000 in awards to the districts receiving the top three donation totals from a single store in each Walmart division. These awards can be used to provide nutrition education and nutrition services for children in need. For full terms and conditions, 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 items that you'd like to give. Once you've purchased your items, drop them into the 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!

November 11th
Ginger tells a story of what her and her son do to give back in small ways. She mentions that her son is a cub scout and that he participated in the October Simple Giving project to help him earn his Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts. Click here to read …
November 11th
Samantha has been searching for ways to teach her sons about donating and giving back to their community during the holiday season. She likes that Champions for Kids Simple Giving program makes it easy to donate to local schools. This was the perfect oppo…
November 11th
Mel discusses how giving back can be an easy challenge to accomplish. She points out that Champions for Kids October Simple Giving program makes it easy for people with busy schedules to donate to kids in need. Click here to read Mel’s post.