This project is very dear to my heart because I have been searching for months for an opportunity for my son to volunteer and serve the community, understanding the importance of sharing while knowing other families have needs that are not met and we can help by doing our part! I work with children and witness on a daily basis, families which look for our classes but unfortunately are not able to afford it, while I have not put in place a program for families in need, I saw the opportunity to join the Dole Champions for Kids Campaign, as my first step towards making a difference in my community! We chose Angels of God Clothing Closet, a local non profit which assists children in need, to receive the healthy snacks for kids! Also because it was founded and it is partially run by a teenager who wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, I thought it would be a great example for my son and other families which came in contact with the organization through our campaign!
We went to Walmart immediately to purchase Dole Fruit Bowls and Dole Squish’ems ! My son was very excited to help me find the items, which were displayed in different areas in the store, he also helped place the items in the car and proudly carried them from the car home! This campaign was his job!
He personally wrote a letter, asking for donations and dropped off around the neighborhood!
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After sharing our campaign and asking for donations of healthy snacks, I sat in my office and contemplated all those delicious and nutritious items, which soon would be donated to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them! Sadness became happiness to see so many healthy options!
We scheduled to drop off the items and my son was very happy to have delivered all the items to Angels of God Clothing Closet! They were thrilled to receive such great snacks and share with the children in their network!
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I wanted to share that it was an amazing experience for both of us, such a great experience that my son and I are already looking for another project to get involved in. If you are interested in something like this, check out: Champions For Kids projects