Giving is Really That Simple with the SIMPLE Giving Program!

This post is in partnership with The Motherhood and Champions for Kids. All opinions are my own.

How many times a week do you shop? If you are at all like me and my unorganized family, we shop 1-3 times a week for items we run out of.  With school starting earlier in the week, I have promised to get more together with my meal planning, but I also know that life can get hectic.  This doesn't mean that I can't think about more than just the needs of my family, however.

Champions for Kids has made it easy for even the busiest mom on a budget to help children in their immediate community.  Their programs are designed to help ensure that all kids have:
  • Someone who cares 
  • A place to belong 
  • Hope for tomorrow 
  • and provisions for their journey. All children.
It's sad to think that in the "provisions" category, there just isn't enough for many kids.  The items a needy child may do without can include food, toiletries, or clothing.  The SIMPLE Giving program, started and administered by Champions for Kids, is an effortless way to help out in this important category.  This year, they are focusing on healthy snacks!

Here's how it works:

1.  Visit your local Walmart.
2. Look for the specially-marked merchandise displays. Brands that you may see include Dole, Emerald and Kellogg's
 3. Pick up an extra product (or 2, or 3, or more!)
4. Pay for your purchase and drop your donation into the purple bin.

If you don't know where the merchandise displays or donation bin are, ask any associate. They should be able to help you!

The program is taking place in over 1,400 Walmart stores nationwide until August 18th. So you still have plenty of time to make a note on your weekly shopping list.

Where does the food go after you give?  School nurses, social workers, homeless student liaisons, and other helpers make sure it gets to kids who needs it -- in the community that it is donated!

Champions for Kids will also provide up to $5,000 in awards to the districts receiving the top three donation totals from a single store in each Walmart division to help with programs that provide healthy foods to kids who needs it.

Before you go, check out this quick but truthful video about the power of just one...


If you'd like to help, but can't afford to purchase extras, I encourage you to share this blog post with the hashtag #SIMPLEGiving.