The kids are grown, now what?: Disney Champions for Kids #CBias #DisneyCFK

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Disney Champions for Kids #CBias #DisneyCFK

20 years ago I had just left my husband. I was enrolled full time in college and I had three young children and no income. It looked like it was going to be a pretty bleak Christmas. I barely had money to keep food on the table and the electricity on. One evening, after we had eaten dinner, there was a knock at the door. It was a man in a Santa Claus suit and he had not one but 4 sacks of gifts for the kids. It was truly amazing. My kids had a magical Christmas that year. That's how it should be. Kids deserve magic at Christmas.

According to The Cornerstone Rescue Mission, 1 in 5 South Dakota families lives in poverty. That means there are approximately 12,000 people in Rapid city living in poverty. That's a lot of kids who may not have Christmas this year.

What can you do to help? Become One of Millions with Disney's Champion for Kids. Instead of a holiday party, hold a stocking stuffer party. Then donate the stockings to your charity of choice. Make Christmas magic for a child this year.

Join the Twitter Party Thursday, December 15th at 9:00 pm EST.

Next week I will be going shopping for my stocking stuffers to be donated to The Cornerstone Rescue Mission. You will hear more about their mission next week so stay tuned!

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This post has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions and ideas are my own.


Heather said...

How wonderful! Kind people do make a difference. I am so glad you had a good Christmas that year. I like the stocking stuffing party idea!

Trish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - sorry it took so long to return the favor. Why do the holidays have to be so crazy?!

I've never done anything formal, but I've dropped gifts off to people with kids before that I knew were struggling that said "From Santa."

It definitely feels good knowing you brightened a child's holiday!

Kim said...

It is awesome that you are giving to The Cornerstone Rescue Mission but it is even more compelling that you shared your story. It is a reminder how important it is to parents to give their kids "magic" at Christmas and sometimes they need a little help from others to make that happen.

Thanks for sharing.

Someday I'll Learn said...

Wow, that is an astoundingly high poverty rate. I'm so glad to see someone making a difference!


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