Simple Service Project
Today was our bi-annual trip to donate items to Child Haven. This time, instead of donating just our routine clothes, toys and books, we collected soap and other essentials as part of a Simple Service Project with Dial Soap and Champions For Kids.
Earlier this month I wrote about turning any event or party into an opportunity to support the children in your community by holding a simple donation drive during the event- see Champions For Kids Donation Drive.
My girls enjoyed participating in the donation drive by first shopping with me to purchase soap items, and then later by collecting donations from guests as they arrived like soap, shampoo and toothpaste. The guest who brought the most items to donate to support the children in need in our community won a prize of a custom framed art piece to take home. For more photos from our shopping trip and preparation for the party and donation drive, visit my Google+ photo album here.
Today we loaded up the SUV and drove to Peggy’s Attic at Child Haven. I chose this charity because my donation is directly helping children who are removed from their homes or placed into protective custody with few few- if any- personal belongings.
Located on the campus of the Child Welfare Department, Peggy’s Attic resides separately on the far side of the parking lot and is decorated to look like a small boutique. Caretakers of these children can enter Peggy’s Attic and shop for these children with dignity. Unlike other larger charities that take donated items and resell them, all items at Peggy’s Attic are free of charge.
It was participating in the Champions For Kids campaign that brought to my attention the need for essentials like soap, shampoo and toothpaste for these most vulnerable children. Hand washing is a necessity and by donating these needed supplies, I’m helping these children and families.
In addition to boxes and boxes of clothes, toys and books, we were also able to donate bags and bags of toiletry items like soap, shampoo and toothpaste thanks to the many friends who supported our donation drive.
Hand Washing To Help Prevent Disease
After reading this article, Hand Washing To Help Prevent Disease, I will plan again for future events to have this same type of donation drive for the children in our community
Helping 20 Million Children By 2020
For ideas about how you can hold a simple donation drive for the children in your community, visit the Champions For Kids website for inspiration and information on how you can participate in the Dial Into Giving SIMPLE Service Project in your own community. When you have your donation drive, you can report it directly to Champions For Kids website.
For more information about the Dial Into Giving SIMPLE Service Project, follow Champions For Kids on Twitter and Facebook. Also, follow Dial on Twitter and Facebook.
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