I love a good community project and taking care of children is very important to me. I’ve already shared with you how SIMPLE Champions For Kidsis making it for all of us to get involved within our own communities. April’s mission is the Odwalla Game Day Challenge and I’m so excited to be participating! Childhood obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and a lot of that is because kids just don’t get out and play enough!
We can all make a difference in a child’s life by partnering with Champions for Kids and April’s sponsor, Odwalla Juice. We can Help Them Play and keep them active and healthy! Are you up for the challenge? I know I am!
It really is SIMPLE and only takes 4 easy steps:
GATHER: I’m taking a different route with the gathering this month. I started by heading to my local Walmart to purchase my own fun supplies to start this donation off right. You can see my shopping experience HERE. I plan on reaching out within my community for gently used sporting goods equipment to add to my collection over the next couple of weeks before my actual giving mission. Here’s what I have so far:
LEARN:About the athletic needs of the children within my community. Here’s where I’m struggling. You see, I’m incredibly new to this area and this was an unwanted move so I haven’t really made the jump in yet. This will be a breakthrough for me and its HIGH time I did this! We live here now, we need to get to know these Woods, and we need to know where our help is most needed! This mission is personal for more than one reason!
GIVE:This is the easy and fun part once we finally GATHER everything and LEARN who to give it all to!
SHARE: This is the part both YOU and I need to do to keep the momentum going! You see, Champions for Kids has an amazing goal. Mobilize 20 million by 2020! They are trying to make a difference in the lives of children and they are asking US to help! WE can do this but without reporting our missions, they’ll never know if they meet their goal! If you can find it in your heart to give, even just a little, please Report It Here!
I am happily including April’s sponsor in my donation kit. I’ve just discovered Odwalla Juice and its wholesome goodness!
There is so much packed into these little bottles! Take a look at this:
Yup, pretty impressive and I love how they break it down like this. This will certainly fuel a child’s energy and Help Them Play!
I found my inspiration for this month’s SIMPLE service project on Odwalla’s website actually. The site states that Odwalla Juice is “Pure goodness that nourishes your body, mind, and spirit.”. The children we all strive to help don’t have much, maybe nothing at all other than the shirt on their back, that’s the sad reality. The concept of nourishing their SPIRIT is very powerful!
Over the next week, I will venture out into these Woods, I will gather more goods, and I WILL find a deserving organization. There are kids in these Woods that need me and the rest of my community members. Together, we will HELP THEM PLAY!
I’ll be back to share my giving mission within the next couple of weeks and by that time, I really hope you have a story to share with me as well. Will you help the kids in your community and be Champions for Kids? One child at a time, we can all make a difference!
If you’d like to find out more about the Champions For Kids Simple Service Projects, you can connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. It’s all about the kids!
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All ideas, opinions, and photos are entirely my own! #CBias
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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