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If you read Momstart regularly you know I’m quite passionate about helping my community. I donate as much as I possibly can from my site. Used things are harder to find homes for but I’m usually able to find somewhere for all of my review items. If you’re not a regular reader then perhaps it’s time you started, especially if you’re interested in ways to help your community. Here are a few quick ideas on where to start.
Our local food bank has different kinds of drives all year round. In the Summer time they feed the kids who will be missing a meal because they aren’t in school. As part of Box Out Hunger, we collect as many cereal boxes as we can as a community and give them to to food bank and they give them to families that need to fee their children. At the end of September they do a back to school drive. Yes our food bank collects backpacks and many other school supplies to give to teachers to fill their closets and to students in need of school supplies. They also do birthday bags, this is where you can put together a gift, party favors, cake mix, decorations and everything you need to put together a birthday party for all ages. Another drive is the holiday toy drive. There are so many places the food bank included that collects toys for children in need during the holidays.
Clean up a park near you. School parks and community parks are in need. As budget cuts continue for schools, playgrounds and sports programs are the first to disappear leaving students with limited space to let their imaginations run wild and put simply, to play! To help kids have a safe and active space, Sprite created Sprite Spark Parks Project; a multi-year commitment to bringing a ‘spark’ to active spaces within communities across the country. Starbucks usually has a clean the park day every year too.
Charity events are held all year long supporting so many different causes. Pick your cause and help support your charity. We supported the Eastside Domestic Violence Shelter’s charity event by donating a ton of wonderful products for them to auction off. We also gave to Treehouse, Special Delivery, Movember, and the Seattle Mom Prom just to name a few. Find out what’s going on in your community and start making a difference in someone’s life.
Don’t forget to help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.