Giving Back With GE Lighting

“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.”  
There are a few characteristics that we are trying to instill in our two toddlers.  Patience, kindness, humility and generosity are just a few.  I believe that everyone has something to give to others whether its time, money, or food and I hope to pass that mind set on to my children. 

The holidays are the perfect time to give and Im excited to be part of the GE Lighting Champions for Kids event.  The idea is that if we replace incandescent bulbs with GE energy smart bulbs we will save money, energy and reduce greenhouse gases.  GE has a great Energy Savings Calculator that will estimate and reduce your energy usage.  Estimate the number of bulbs that your household or business can change and then enter your classroom or charity to win a $100 Walmart gift card every day in November.  [How cool is that?]

“If every U.S. household did the same, it would reduce the same amount of CO2 as planting 1,862,177 acres of trees!”   – GE Energy Savings Calculator

We headed to Walmart to purchase a package of GE energy smart light bulbs to donate to a charity here in town.  Every time we head to Walmart we have to use the huge double seat cart because the kids want to sit next to each other. 

We browsed around the store before making our way to the lighting section.  I grabbed a six pack of GE energy smart light bulbs and a few other things around the store.  Check out the rest of our shopping trip here

We plan on donating the light bulbs to our local Ronald McDonald house here in town.  I really love this organization and volunteered with them many times in high school.  Its comforting to know that if my kids every get sick and have to be away from home for treatment that there is an inviting place for us to stay.  I am excited to take the kids with me next week to drop of our donations and explain to them the importance of giving back.

Do you encourage your kids to give back? 

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Kelley
Kelley is a work at home mom who loves making her kids laugh. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and the everyday chaos of life.
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  1. The Ronald McDonald house is awesome! We like to teach our kids about being grateful and appreciate what they have by donating toys, socks, blankets and sometimes toiletry essentials to homeless shelters. While in San Diego I was a regular volunteer at my local church's assistance pantry. I met so many families that lost it all and were living in their car or some that only had the clothes they were wearing. Donating my time to get to know them and pantry items as well as feminine pads were a way to give back what I've been blessed with.

  2. That is awesome, Kelley! Great post and thanks for sharing your story!
    I also plan to teach my daughter on the importance on giving back. :)

  3. That's so great to be showing your kids from an early age to give back. RMH is a great organization to give to as well.

  4. Aww, at least your kids *do* want to sit next to each other. ;) Love that you are showing them the importance of giving! Great share, Kelley!

  5. I love that you're sharing your giving heart with your kids! The RMH is a wonderful organization.

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