Giving back this season – #Shareameal



Tis the season – for giving back!  I love this time of year for so many reasons but one of them is the spirit of giving.  It’s fun to look at the lights and decorate the tree but one of my favorite things is to volunteer or donate.  (And bake cookies too!)  I wanted to share a great opportunity to do just that this holiday season.  

One in every 5 kids faces hunger in the United States every day.  Unilever has set out to stop that with their partnership with Feeding America.  They donated 30 million meals in the last five years to those in need.  And they want to donate millions more. 

That’s were you and I come in!  Unilever makes it easy to donate to the hungry in 3 easy ways.  

First – buy participating Unilever products along with the coupon that is found in the November 15th Sunday paper.  Unilever products are Hellmann’s, Litpon, Knorr and more.  Make sure to use the coupon!  

Second – Share a plate selfie on Instagram and use the hashtag #shareameal.  (Like the images above!)  

Third – Share a picture of a plate without the food and use the hashtag #foodstagram.  Every time one of your friends or followers comments on the picture – Unilever will donate a meal!  How awesome is that?

I love the power of social media and this year I can’t wait to use it to help share a meal with Unilever!  It doesn’t get much easier then helping through social media that we all already use.  Will you help donate?  To find out more visit Bright Future.  

Thank you Unilever for sponsoring today’s discussion.

Donating to the Ronald McDonald House #GELightingCFK


Last week my kiddos and I purchased GE energy saver light bulbs from our local Walmart for the Champion for Kids campaign.  Yesterday we donated the light bulbs to the Ronald McDonald House along with two huge bags for clothes and toys.

I went through the kids closets and made a pile of clothes that did not fit anymore.  Ryley had a few more things then her brother.  [Must be a girl thing!]  At one point she saw a shirt and said ‘Momma thats my Dora!’ and I explained to her that it didnt fit anymore and that it was going to someone who could use it.  She didnt argue just went back to playing while I pulled more outfits. 

Our bags and the box of light bulbs ready to go to the Ronald McDonald house.  I was so excited to take the kids with me and have them participate in donating. 

I knew where the Ronald McDonlad House was located because I had volunteered there in high school.  I love this organization and the home like feel that they provide for families with sick kids.   

When we pulled up to drop off our bags I was happy to see that people had left boxes of food for the organization.  I know they are always in need of basics like this. 

Sending off our two bags of clothes and toys. 
This right here.. makes me so proud of my little girl.  She wanted to carry the bag of light bulbs for me into the House.  I know she probably didnt understand what we were doing but her willingness to help always brings tears to my eyes. 
On our way to drop off our donation.  I didnt want to take pictures inside to respect the privacy of the people and volunteers there.  The lady at the front desk was so sweet and even though it was just a small donation she seemed very grateful.  Check out more of our trip here.
The donation may have been small in size but it will save the Ronald McDonald House energy and money.  This makes me double happy – for the donation and the money saving benefits included.  What a great way to start off the holiday season of giving with my kids! 

Do you give back during the holidays?

Dont forget about the GE energy smart challenge.  You can win a $100 Walmart gift card for entering!

“As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs.  All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.” “I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias Champions for Kids and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric”

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