Did you know every year students in the United States miss more than 51 million hours of school due to dental-related illness? In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, and if left untreated, it can affect children’s ability to eat, speak, learn, and play.
We are lucky enough that we have dental insurance. It is not great coverage but after reading the above statistic, I am no longer complaining. My children have never had to skip a trip to the dentist when they needed to go.
Champions for Kids has decided that no child should miss school due to dental issues. But more importantly, at the same time, they are also looking to create a change in the generations that will foster a habit of giving among youth and parents.
SIMPLE Giving is a Champions for Kids program that makes it simple for you to help kids in your community. To help children stay healthy and avoid missed school days, Champions for Kids is teaming up with Colgate for a SIMPLE Giving program to spread the importance of healthy oral care habits. Colgate will be donating $100,000 of oral care products to help children in need.
It is easy for you to participate. Just purchase and donate toothbrushes, toothpaste and hand soap at your local participating Walmart from March 22 through April 7.
If your Walmart store is participating, simply purchase personal care items (such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap) and place them in the purple donation bins at the front of the store after checkout. You can check the SIMPLE Giving 2014 for a list of participating stores and the school district.
The best part is that all of the donations go to children the school district where the Walmart store is located. So by donating at your local Walmart, you are ensuring that children in the school district where you live are getting these items.
We love to teach our children about giving to others and helping those in need. But being able to make sure that we help those closest to us is so important.
I am a part of a Twitter party this Wednesday, April 2nd to help spread the work about the SIMPLE Giving campaign.
The Motherhood is honored to team up with Champions for Kids to help spread the word about their SIMPLE Giving program that helps keep kids healthy! From March 22 through April 7, Walmart stores in communities from across the United States will feature purple bins for shoppers to purchase and donate personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand soap etc.) to be given to kids in local school districts.
Champions for Kids will provide $10,000 to four school districts who collect the most donations from a single store in each Walmart division. Additionally, Champions for Kids will award $1,000 to ten school districts that collect the most donations from a single Walmart store in each region and $1,000 to four school districts that collect the most donations from a single Walmart Neighborhood Market store in each division. This money can go to providing additional oral care treatment, education, and items in the school district. For a full list of participating stores, school districts, Walmart Divisions/Regions, and official rules, check out: http://www.championsforkids.org/simplegiving
Join us as we talk about this wonderful program and other simple ways that you can get involved in your own community!
When: Wednesday, April 2, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #SIMPLEGiving hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://www.twtvite.com/championsforkids
Prizes: Five prizes will be given to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $50 Walmart gift card.
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Your fellow co-hosts:
Bonnie, ChilL Mama – @ChilLMama
Christine, From Dates to Diapers – @YoungMommy
Danielle, We Have It All – @We_HaveItAll
Dwan, MommaDJane – @MommaDJane
Esther, Laugh With Us Blog – @LaughWithUsBlog
Heather, Living on Love and Cents – @loveandcents
Jennifer, Jenn’s RAQ – @JennsRAQ
Kathy, A Mom’s Impression – @amomsimpression
Kelly, Kansas City Mamas – @KCMamaKelly
Kristy, Mommy Hates Cooking – @Momhatescooking
Liza, Views from the Ville – @LMC502
Mel, Mama Buzz – @MamaBuzz
Mellisa, Mom Luck – @funsavingmoney
Rachel, Yellow Tennessee – @YellowTennessee
Rachel, Following In My Shoes – @Rachel_L
Sara, Sensibly Sara – @SensiblySara
Stephanie, And Twins Make 5! – @andtwinsmake5
Tiany, Social Savvy Mom – @socialsavvymom
I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.