Random Acts of Zhu 2011

We participated in the Random Acts of Zhu campaign last year, and loved it!  We were able to donate over 100 toys to our local Toys for Tots program, and it felt good to give.

This year, we were asked to participate again.  I was so excited, but disappointed when I found out that Toys for Tots was NOT serving my local community.  (Bummer.)  I could have made the trip over 50 miles to Omaha, so I could donate toys there, but the none of them would have returned to my community.  (And times are tough where I live, too.)  So we asked around and found out that our local newspaper was working with needy families to make sure every kid got a toy this year.  They were in need of items to fill the gaps where some of the kids didn't get a chance to have a star picked from the tree, or for families that didn't think to get on the list.

I had the flu, so I had my husband drop off the boxes.  They were thrilled to receive them!  We had a few other toys to give from the Walmart toy haul and items we had accumulated on sale throughout the year, as well.  In all, we gave over 110 toys to charity!

Here are all the boxes of Zhu Zhu Rock Stars, purses, and accessories that were delivered to our house, as well as them being dropped off at the newspaper.

My son wanted to say "good-bye" to the Zhus before they left.  (He actually found his own Zhu from his toy box to have them say farewell.)  How cute.

We want to give a BIG "Thank you" to Cepia and the folks at the Zhu Zhu Pets team for helping us help kids this holiday season!

*100+ Zhu Zhu Pets products were received to donate as we wished to charity.  No compensation was received to participate.  Opinions are 100% our own.