Giving and being charitable is something I try to teach my kids. It is important to me for them to know that we, as community members, should be helping others in big ways and in small. Champions for Kids is a non-profit organization that helps make it simple for people in a community to help others in the same community that need it. I am teaming up with them and Fiskars to help host a Creation Celebration! This creation celebration is designed to help create awareness at a local level by generating meaningful donations that can help to benefit schools and organizations that may be in need of creative tools and crafting supplies. Fiskars, the maker of those iconic school scissors, have been helping schools and kids create for over 365 years and are proud partners of this celebration.
My kids were so excited to be apart of this, and although we are on fall break, we asked some friends that were still in town to help us by gathering some school supplies that we could donate to our local school! We gathered scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, paper, glue and glue sticks. They were so impressed at their pile! As a former teacher, I loved getting gifts for my classroom that could be reused, so I wanted to display them in a sturdy tote that their teachers could use after the supplies were used. We choose a pretty foam C and H for their teachers first names, just to add some sparkle and flair. They loved putting the items in the baskets and arranging and rearranging them so they were just perfect. I knew their hearts were as full as mine and they are so excited to donate these to their school.
The supply baskets turned out great and are so cute! The colors really pop and I know their teachers will love them. We are looking forward to delievering them when school is back in session.
Giving doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult, and that’s one thing that I love about Champion for Kids. They know that helping others does not have to come in large doses and they help to foster a ‘habit of giving’ among youth and parents in America by making giving easy and simple. The core values of Champions for Kids are simple and drive their efforts to “mobilize millions” to help children — All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children. As a parent, I try and instill these beliefs in my own kids. It is so important for me to have them know that there are so many others in our community that don’t have as much as we do and that everyone should take some time out of their busy days to help others. Just getting together to gather classroom supplies can be an easy way for kids to understand the concept of giving in a very relevant way to them!
Do you want some awesome ideas of ways to donate in your community?
Check out Champions for Kids and learn about all the ways you and your family can help others! Fiskars has shared some awesome craft protects that you can do with your kids as well on their site. Also, from now until October 15, people who share their story with Champions for Kids on http://championsforkids.org/share will be entered to win a gift basket full of Fiskars school and crafting supplies! Check out Fiskars for more information on how to get involved!
Full rules and regulations are available at http://cfkhelpkidsthrive.org
What are your favorite ways to get involved in your community? How do you help to teach your kids to be more charitable?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from The Motherhood Network. I was compensated for my post but all ideas and creations are my own.