“I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.”
A long winter behind us, Spring blooms faded to lush greenery and yesterday. The end of a school year.
It’s been a year of learning, growth in height, and fostering friendships. Nightly table discussions have acquainted me with the children in my children’s class, outings for school activities or just around town of introduced me first-hand to these children and their parents.
Miss M’s notorious for walking through the door after school and her first words being, “What’s for dinner? I am hungry!” It’s been 180 days of being greeted the exact same way, day after day.
Yesterday was the same, the last day of school, the same greeting, but as we sat down to dinner something else happened. Miss M shared, “I let all of my friends know I would be at the Summer School Lunch Program and we could all meet there.”
My heart burst with love for this child, who has learned so much from my example (good and bad). Since Miss M was born, I have always taken my children to the school lunch program. Not because they were hungry, but because we know children who are–it’s a cloak for play-dates and feeding those less fortunate. It’s sometimes the only meal a child eats in a day.
At our house we know when we mumble, “I’m hungry” there is an end. My children are lucky.
This year Champions for Kids is making it simple to give children in local communities the resources they need to thrive. It doesn’t have to be a play date, or volunteering at a food pantry or anywhere. They are seeking to ignite change by fostering a “habit of giving” in our youth and parents within our communities all across America.
The core values of Champions for Kids are simple, yet profound, 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. Don’t you agree?
Champions for Kids and Walmart are joining with sponsors Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair brands for the Summer of Giving Project, to help provide 5 million meals to hungry kids.
From now – July 1, visit the frozen food aisle of your local Walmart Supercenter to learn more about the Summer of Giving program and how you could possibly win one of three $25,000 awards for your local school district!
Consider doing a Summer of Giving SIMPLE Service food donation collection project of your own, entering your food donation drive project for a chance to win one of three $25,000 awards for your school district.
Champions for Kids SIMPLE Service Projects are an easy way to get involved in helping your community! Every SIMPLE Service Project has 4 basic steps: 1) Gather your friends, family, and co-workers. 2) Learn about the needs of children in your community. 3) Give items to help kids enjoy happier & healthier lives. 4) Share your story with Champions for Kids to inspire others!
Make this Summer one of Giving, help Champions for Kids and Walmart feed hungry children this summer. All you have to do is shop the Walmart freezer section and support brands you already love: Tyson, Birds Eye, and State Fair. When you do, you’ll be helping feed hungry children in your local community.