I had the chance to stop by my local Walmart and donate to Midway UMC Afterschool program for the #SnacksForKids program I talked about HERE.
Walmart gave me a $100 giftcard as part of the Champion For Kids program. I loaded up the cart with SO many snacks that will help the students and serve as a GREAT benefit for the Afterschool program.
Champions for Kids launched Snacks for Students Program in Walmart School districts and youth-based organizations can qualify to win a portion of $45,000! The program runs from Feb. 18th for March 4th. Midway will receive the snacks rom the Walmart bin located at 7001 Concourse Parkway, Douglasville, GA 30134.
There were loads of delicious snacks that I thought the kids would love like these Little Bites.
I loaded up with Goldfish and pretzels, chips, cookies and $100 worth of snacks I thought the kids would enjoy! ANd this is not even counting the snacks they will receive when I pick up the bins full of snacks and deliver to Midway!
I dropped off the snacks in the Walmart bin and I can’t wait to see how many snacks Midway received all together.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips have joined forces to make it simple for communities to provide basic resources for students through in-store donations.The Snacks for Students program is part of SIMPLE Giving, a Champions for Kids program that seeks to make it simple for shoppers to purchase and donate items children need. From February 18 to March 4, U.S. customers at more than 3,600 participating Walmart stores can purchase snacks and breakfast items for children and place them inside designated donation bins.
All donations made in-store will stay in the local community and be distributed through school districts or youth-based organizations.
In addition, Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips will provide 13 awards, totaling $45,000, to school districts and participating youth-based organizations based on the total number of donated items collected in each store. And let me tell you, Midway could REALLY use your help!
I am excited to have this opportunity to help give back in such a big way! Theresa Morris runs the afterschool program and she is a sweet and caring person who really cares about the students she serves. Congrats to Theresa and Midway!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Walmart in Douglasville to donate and help Midway After school program get snacks and help to give back to YOUR community! Stay tuned in March for my followup blog post to let you know how many donations Midway received.
About Champions for Kids and SIMPLE Giving Programs
o In 2013, SIMPLE Giving began in 24 central Arkansas Walmart stores and was extended to Walmart stores across 11 states in 2014.
o The Snacks for Students program is the first of several campaigns to launch nationally, with the goal to provide resources for more than 10 million children in 2015.
o Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive. Since 2004, Champions for Kids has served more than 5.4 million children across all 50 states through in-store donation campaigns, service projects and community events.
* Facebook: http://facebook.com/championsforkids
* SIMPLE Giving #SnacksforStudents: http://championsforkids.org/simple-giving/snacks-for-students/
* Participating Walmart stores: http://championsforkids.org/simple-giving/snacks-for-students/findstore
Disclosure: I was given a small grant to donate snacks for this program and I was compensated for this post.