I am One of Millions ~ Improving the lives of kids

This week my daughter and I wrapped up our Simple Service Project that I wrote about last week and delivered them to the school! And let me tell you how much fun it was and how excited my daughter was to drop them off!

When we first started the project I explained it to her and why we were doing it and she was immediately on board with it and couldn’t wait to get to Walmart and start shopping for our Winter Care Kits.

One of millions

Somehow we made it through Walmart in an hour but it took a few trips round and round the store…. but that was because we brought the busy toddler with us and there isn’t a seat belt in the world that can keep that kid contained! However, he did find the Energizer flashlight entertaining enough to let us finish our shopping.

Andrew & the Energizer flashlight

When we shopped what I kept in mind was that no matter what season it is here in Michigan the possibility of losing power is pretty high when there are storms…. wind, rain, ice, and snow can all make it dangerous.

Some of the items that we purchased were meant to keep a child safe & warm during a time without power.

  • Blankets
  • Energizer Weather Ready flashlight with LED lights
  • Extra batteries
  • Handy Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bottled water
  • Granola bars

energizer weather ready flashlight

We made it through the store and I couldn’t believe how much money we saved! I had expected to have spent a lot more money but with everything that we bought for our Care Kits plus some extra things we needed at home I was surprised that it was all under $100!

ready for purchase

We live in a small community and we don’t have a homeless shelter but I do know that there are kids who are in need of some help and because of that we decided that the best way to help those kids is to donate our care kits to the school that my daughter goes to. Lauren was pretty excited as we made our way into the school!

Lauren at school

The office secretary was almost as excited as her when we explained what we were doing and why. I even when on to explain about the Champions for Kids website and all of the projects that they’re part of and then the mission;

Champions for Kids works to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Our goal is to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020.

My hope is that they will check out the website and see what kind of projects that they can work on with the kids there at school. There is so much that the school, the teachers, and students together could do when they put their minds to it.

What about you? Have you checked out the website? Will you be One of Millions?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, but all opinions are my own.

~ #CBias  ~ #EnergizerCFK ~ #ChampionsForKids ~

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