Monday, February 27, 2012

Champions for Kids, shopping adventure


Do you remember a couple of weeks ago, that I told you about the Champions for Kids program?  I shared with you that we were going to be putting together a winter emergency kit and donating it to a local crisis pregnancy center as part of the Energizer Light up a Life program.  Well, we did and we had a lot of fun with it!

We went to our local Walmart (#4231) with the purpose of putting together an emergency kit for a teenage mom and her young child(ren).  The boys had so much fun picking out things to give to others.  They liked talking about what we might need in an emergency.  They also enjoyed the treat they got at the end of the shopping trip!  (If you want to learn about their treat, see my album on Google +).

Here is our kit:
2 Rolled Fleece Blankets - to keep mama & baby warm in case of a power outage, or a slide off during icy weather.
1 roll of paper towels - sometimes emergencies are messy.
A medicine spoon & dropper - in case of a health emergency.
Wet Ones Hand Wipes - for keeping kids clean during emergency situations.
Puff Cereal - to help calm everyone's nerves in a time of need.
Gel Hand Sanitizer - for keeping mommy's hands clean in times of need.
A thermometer - to monitor fevers.

Neon Bandaids - to cover cuts & scrapes (and because neon is cool).
Peanuts - to help nourish the body and give energy in a crisis.
2 sets of hats&gloves (one for mama, one for baby) to help with warmth.
Handwarmers - for hands, toes, any place that needs to keep free from frostbite.
A first aid kit - to provide for many first aid needs.
A Buzz Lightyear Flashlight - to help in calming children during a power outage.
A plug-in flashlight that lights up automatically when the power goes out.  
An Ice Scraper (very necessary around here).
Extra Batteries.

Our Winter Emergency Kit went to "A Hope Center".  This particular branch is where we got pregnancy confirmation for our insurance.  We are grateful to them for their help and loved learning about their programs for young & underprivileged families.  They are a great resource for information, help, and care.  We were blessed to be able to help them give one family an emergency kit.

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Thank you #ChampionsForKids #CBias and #EnergizerCFK for giving us this opportunity!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, all opinions are my own.


  1. What a great donation you made! So many important items that I am sure will be appreciated by whomever receives them!

  2. That was a great care kit and I'm sure it will serve a young momma and her baby very well in case of emergency. I love that you got your boys involved!