Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My Champions For Kids #SnacksForStudents Shopping Trip!

Last week I shared with you information about the Champion For Kids #SnacksForStudents Campaign that I am participating in to help local children in our community. A few days ago I received my $100 Walmart gift card to purchase snacks and breakfast items to go into the purple Snacks For Students donation bins located at my local Walmart. I must say, that $100 went a lot further than I thought it would. (I wish my own grocery bill would stretch that far!) And, I had a great time participating in this campaign. Sharing the post, shopping for the snacks and knowing that I was able to help out the kids in my community has me excited and hopeful to be able to partner with Champions for Kids and The Motherhood in the future on similar campaigns! 

One of the many things I enjoyed about our little shopping trip and purchasing the snacks was that I took my two nieces, Bree (14) and Hailey (12), along with me to do the shopping. Since I chose to work with The Matrix Community Outreach, our donated items will go to a food bank to help seriously needy and/or homeless children in our community by providing them with snacks to help provide the nourishment they need. I thought this would be a great experience for the girls to be able to understand "who" and "what" we were helping (homeless children who often go hungry) and, to also be able to play a role in helping others in the community.

So, what all did we buy with our $100 micro-grant? Well, overall we ended up with 100 juice boxes and drinks and, over 200 individual snacks and breakfast items! 

Some of the things we purchased included:
  • Hi-C juice boxes
  • Welch's Fruit Snacks
  • Kellogg's cereals
  • Pop Tarts
  • peanut butter and cheese crackers
  • fruit cups
  • instant oatmeal
  • apple sauce cups
  • pudding cups
  • and, so much more! 
All this came to a grand total of $104.08! Not bad with a $100 budget. {Of course, I covered the few extra dollars... } 

A special thanks to our cashier, Bebe, who didn't want to be in the photo but, was very kind and patient with us taking photos and staging the items in the checkout line! 

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this awesome campaign! If you missed my first post or would like more information on Champions For Kids or the Snacks For Students Campaign, you can visit Champions For Kids Launches Snacks For Students Campaign

You can also find out more about these programs at their websites: 

A special thanks to all the partners who have teamed up to support this great cause including Champions for Kids,Walmart, General Mills, Kellogg's,  Emerald, and Kettle Chips! It's great companies like these who help our communities to grow! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Champions for Kids in order to spread the word about Snacks for Students. I was provided a promotional gift to share this post. All opinions are my own. General program information, photos and resources were provided by the coordinator for this campaign. 

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