We truly enjoy participating in the Champion for Kids simple service projects. So I jumped at the chance to participate in the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures campaign!! I love being able to teach Alex about giving back, and especially to kids!! You can easily participate by finding the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures Donation Box at your local Walmart – Colgate will match the donations, or donate to a children’s charity or organization of your choice!! It is a win/win!!
We like donating to the Austin Children’s Shelter! They have five cottages and help newborns to 22 years old. For this simple service project we focused on the younger kiddos. From my personal experience working with foster care, and at – risk youth, donations are generally generic and not specific to ages. So we wanted to make sure that the infants, toddlers, and younger children were the focus of this donation!! My little monkey and I had so much fun shopping for oral care products!! She was being a little ham while shopping and was excited that we found Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Colgate products!
We filled out cart with all the Colgate Oral care products we could think of from toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouth rinse, all the way to fun flossers.
My little one was so proud of all our loot she couldn’t wait to donate it!! Alex explained (with Mom’s help) to the ACS worker that we wanted to donate Dora the explorer and Spongebob Colgate oral care products to the children at the shelter as a part of Champions for Kids!!
As we were leaving Alex asked if we could come back tomorrow to bring more stuff for the shelter kids!! <— THAT IS THE BEST FEELING HEARING HER SAY THAT 🙂
Again the best part of participating in this simple service project is the valuable lessons that Alex is learning!! I want her to know and understand what giving back is, and just how EASY it is to do!!
Organizations like Champions for Kids makes it so EASY to teach your children what a Simple Service Project is!!
We challenge you to do something in your own area!!
Did You Know?
- Over 19% of children ages 2-19 have untreated cavities. A child’s complete preventive dental program should include fluoride, at least twice-daily brushing, wise food choices, and regular dental care. (Source: CDC)
- Children living in poverty suffer twice as much tooth decay as their more affluent peers, and their disease is more likely to go untreated. Medicare does not cover most dental procedures (including routine check-ups), which means that these children are even more in need of basic dental care supplies like toothbrushes and toothpaste.
- The daily reality for children with untreated oral disease is often persistent pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, embarrassment at discolored and damaged teeth, and distraction from play and learning.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your family, friends, and co-workers to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other dental care items for children in your community! Items like Colgate® toothbrushes and toothpaste would be great to give!
LEARN about the dental care needs of children in your community by inviting a teacher, dentist, or social worker to talk with your group about he children they serve.
GIVE the dental care items that you collected to the community advocate or a local food pantry so that kids in your community can celebrate with bright smiles and bright futures!
SHARE your story with us at http://championsforkids.org/share so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people were involved, and how many items did you collect? During March 2013, Colgate® will match your donations by providing up to 10,000 toothbrushes to
children in need!
Please let us know that you are ONE of Millions who helped reach our goal to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!
WE challenge YOU to become ONE of the MILLIONS and report your simple service project back to Champions for Kids HERE!!
EVERY LITTLE ACT COUNTS!!
Let‘s surpass the 20 Million by 2020 Goal!!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® Colgate and Champions for Kids #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions, photos, and experiences are Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s own.