April Champions For Kids SIMPLE Service Project! Help them Play! #OdwallaCFK

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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 Kids is 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 HEREI 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
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About Christy

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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  1. Love this project! Anything to get kids out and playing!

  2. What a great project CFK is doing in April! You got great items for the kids to get active outside – they will love them. 🙂

  3. If you want to send some of those fun things my way, I will head outside to play!

  4. Jen @ BigBinder says:

    What a cool way to get more involved in your community – just dive right in with a heart to give!

  5. clgossett says:

    I’ve had to hide all of this from my own kids obviously! But they are already lucky enough to have LOTS of outdoor toys!

  6. lostinavalon says:

    This is great, Christy! I’m looking forward to see who you end up giving it all too. I totally know how it is starting over in a new community. I’m such a homebody—it takes me awhile to get to know people around me 🙂

  7. I love your determination to push yourself to take the plunge into the “woods” and do this! “Together, we will help them play!”

  8. Dawn@LightenUp! says:

    You’re such a fab person, Christy. Big hugs from Ohio!!

  9. zonemom says:

    Ooh, you collected some fun colorful stuff. Great job.

  10. That’s awesome Christy! So glad you have a heart for serving too. I hope you’re soon able to feel comfortable in your new city!

  11. Jennifer Ash says:

    Christy, what an amazing personal post about doing the Odwalla Game Day Challenge! You really exemplify how often we get more than we give when we do service. I hope you enjoy getting to learn more about your community through this project. Thanks for your great work!

  12. clgossett says:

    Thanks Jennifer for stopping by and commenting. My family really does enjoy the giving part…it’s just so rewarding and I’m so thankful to have found Champions for Kids since they do all the thinking for me and make it so SIMPLE!

  13. BrandiMamaKnowsItAll says:

    “help them play”—-Isn’t that so important, Christy? Kids just need the opportunity to get out and move and not worry and stress. What a great service you are doing!

  14. Where do I sign up? Oh, yeah. I already did. 😉 You are so passionate about your giving and that always comes through in your posts. Can’t wait to see who you decide to bless with your goodies, and I know you will also bless them with your giving spirit as well. Love that! “HELP THEM PLAY”

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