Champions for Kids #SnacksforStudents Gives to Local Youth
Whenever I get the opportunity to work with a program that gives back to my local community I jump at the chance. I do as much volunteer work with our local parish and youth group as I can, but for whatever reason it never feels like enough. When I heard that Champions for Kids was launching the Students Program in Walmart for school districts and youth-based organizations to win a portion of $45,000 I was excited to recommend St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and STA Youth Group to benefit from local donations. With great corporate sponsors like General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips these basic resources, snacks, would be available through in-store donations as part of SIMPLE Giving. SIMPLE Giving is a program that seeks to make it simple for shoppers to purchase and donate items children need.
Nationwide there are more than 3,600 participating Walmart stores with these purple donation bins. You may have seen them the last time you were there and if we are lucky you may have even donated. The campaign launched February 16th with the goal of providing resources for more than 10 million children in 2015. Since 2004, they have served more than 5.4 million children in the US through their in-store donation, service projects and community events.
For my local store, the Community Champion, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and STA Youth Group will be the youth benefiting from the donations. The STA Youth Group will use the snacks that were donated to eat while they are on retreats, doing fund raising, and/or volunteering in the community. They are currently working on raising money to fund their mission trip to Alive in You this summer in Tennessee. The students at the school are using their donations for snacks during the standardized testing taking place this week. In conjunction with my working with The Motherhood we were able to donate over $100 worth of snacks and drinks to the kids and our local Walmart bins probably had an addition $500 – $700 more in the bins when they went to pick up the donations yesterday.
Purchase your donation TODAY and simply drop it in the bin at Walmart! Thank you!
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Disclosure- I was compensated for this campaign through The Motherhood. I had freedom to choose my own organization to support and my opinions are my own. On behalf of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and STA Youth Group – THANK YOU!