A couple of weeks ago I told you that we went shopping with the All You magazine to find some goodies for a local shelter. All You that almost $80 in coupons in it so I knew I wanted to use as many as I could. I already use coupons so why not use coupons for good!
Since I am participating in the Champions For Kids SIMPLE Service Project my daughter and I went shopping at Walmart to find some goodies I knew some kids would love. We bought clothes, crayons, coloring kit, fruit snacks, real fruit pouches, gold fish crackers, pencils, cold medicine, paper towels, toilet paper, and many other things! (I thought I had a picture of my donation package all together… but sadly I found out that I didn’t have one:( ) Here is a picture I took while still shopping
I decided to donate to Harbor House of Central Florida. Harbor House is one of the largest most comprehensive domestic violence shelters in the U.S. The program operates a 24-hour hotline, 365 days a year, employs state certified staff and offers on site medical services, counseling, case management and crisis intervention. Harbor House is one of only three domestic abuse shelters in Florida to offer licensed childcare, five days a week, at no cost to survivors residing in shelter. With a capacity for 60+ children, trauma-informed and age appropriate programming helps children recover and allows mothers to heal from their injuries, locate alternative housing, and seek employment, thus becoming economically independent and free from dependency on the battered.
I brought my daughter with me to drop everything off and we even got a tour around the center. They have over 110 beds for the women and children (0-19 years old).
I love everything this organization does so I knew it was perfect. They were extremely grateful for our donation and I told them we’d be back. Since my girls outgrow clothes so fast (especially Kendall) I know we’ll have more clothes to donate to them in no time.
Remember that you too can participate in this SIMPLE Service Project by heading to Champions For Kids and checking out the steps you can take to make a child a little happier.
If you’d like you can ask any questions you may have on the Champions For Kids Twitter page and their Facebook page.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This is for a great cause!