Keeping it Simple: Champion For Kids: Colgate 4 Kids

Monday, March 18, 2013

Champion For Kids: Colgate 4 Kids

Service is something that I truly believe in.  I believe in serving and helping other people.  It’s definitely something that I would like to teach my children, so they will want to serve people as they grow.  I personally think that it’s a very important thing to do.
During the month of March, Champion for Kids is challenging us to do a simple service project.  This month they are focusing on “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures".” So  I had the opportunity to go to Walmart and pick out some Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Because I want to teach my kids about serving, I had them do the shopping.   They immediately went to SpongeBob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer. 


So here they are at Walmart picking out the stuff.  Not sure why my son is sniffing it….
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When we got home, I decided that we need to dress up the bags a little bit.  So I let the kids use some of my washi tape and decorate the bags.  
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Here they are all decorated.
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When I first learned about this campaign, I had no clue what to do with the toothpaste and toothbrushes.  I wanted to give it to children that really actually needed it.  So I did some asking around and I learned about a children’s center in a near by town. It’s a center for children that have been abused.  I knew that they would appreciate and need things like this.

When I hear about kids that have been abused, it just makes my heart ache.  I know that toothbrushes and toothpaste aren't much, but I'm hoping that it might put a smile to their face.  I also felt like I needed to do a little more for them, so I went onto the website and there was a list of things that they asked people to donate.  So I got a few things off of their list too.
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I took my two younger kids with me and we donated the things. 
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Even though this was a very simple service project, it really made me happy.  I always feel good after I have served someone.  I want to challenge you to go out in your community and do a simple service project.  Even if it’s just donating a couple things to the food bank or picking up some oral care and giving it to a school.  Every little bit helps!

“I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  Colgate and Champions for Kids #cbias #SocialFabric

3 comments:

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

What a great experience for them!

Amy Fulcher said...

It's so wonderful that you were able to get your kids involved in the project. It's a great lesson for them!

Elizabeth said...

You did amazing! I love that you get your kids involved! Thanks so much for being a champ for kids! I think that is fabulous! Dental health is so important and often get pushed aside. You are awesome! <3 @elizabethnorton