Lego Kids Fest Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love playing with Lego’s? I mean you can sit down with… or without your kids and just create things for hours! Houses, cars, elaborate mansions, and all sorts of things. Seriously, they will occupy all of my of my kids from the oldest to the youngest and even my husband!

So what’s a mom to do on a cold fall day who’s looking for something new to do with her family?

Lego KidFest of course!

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Lego KidsFest! October 12 – 14 in Novi, Michigan!

The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO expo coming to the Suburban Collection Showplace, a mere 30 minutes from downtown Detroit, October 12 – 14, 2012. This hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Games, group builds such as Creation Nation, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space.

I am looking forward to going and spending a few hours building all sorts of crazy creations! It’ll be a tie who gets the toddler & who gets to explore with the older kids though… maybe we’ll have to trade on and off! If you’re thinking of going you should probably get your tickets early because they tend to sell out pretty fast! There are 5 sessions that are all exactly the same.

Friday, October 12
4 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 13
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 14
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm

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Then you’re in luck because I am giving away two tickets to Lego KidsFest in Novi to the Friday, October 12th from 4-8:30pm show!

And if you’re not sure check out some of these great activities!

LEGO Model Gallery: 40 life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks
LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family
LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games
Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
Brickscapes: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets

Fun right!

Okay, so how do you win? Use that super simple form below!

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Here are a few fun Lego facts:

LEGO® is the contraction of two Danish words, “leg godt” which means “play well”.

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.

19 billion LEGO® elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO® elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

Cool, huh?

Hey… guess what? If you want another chance to win enter over at Simply Raising 8 and Shawn Ann’s World!

Tickets to LEGO KidsFest were received for the purpose of this post. All opinions are that of my own.

Gardner White Tweet Team!

So this week you may be seeing a lot of Tweets from me about Gardner White …. wait, you do follow me on Twitter, right? Anyway, this week I excited to work on a TweetTeam™ (a service by Hay There Social Media) for their client, Gardner-White Furniture!

Gardner White Furniture is a 100-year-old furniture store that is family-owned and Michigan based! To make this even better they have teamed up with Best Buy and are opening new Gardner White locations inside two Best Buy stores! One in Bloomfield Hills and the other in Novi… it’s the store within a store concept! You can shop for your entire living room or family room all in one store and know that you’re going to get a great deal!

All this week I will be helping promote the grand opening events with several other great ladies here in Michigan and then I will be taking part in a live, on-site event!

Oh, speaking of the on-site events if you’re in the area you MUST check them out! Come on by to enter to win one of several awesome prizes such as a new TV, furniture, a Kindle Fire, or even a new mattress! Of course there is no purchase required to win but you do have to be there.

If you want to know more just follow the hashtags #GWinBB and #GWGrand

A trip to the dairy farm & giveaway

Update: The contest has ended and a winner has been selected! Congratulations to Carolyn who won the prize pack!

A few weeks ago I went on a little field trip with a bunch of other bloggers here in Michigan to visit a dairy farm. Now, I’m not a farm girl by any means but I’m also not totally citified either…. somewhere in the middle I suppose.

My dad & step mom both grew up on large farms, had dairy cows…. pigs… chickens…. and well all sorts of farm type stuff. Me… well the only animals that I ever grew up with were cats or dogs.

Okay… I’ll be honest with all of you… I have this fear of cows. They’re freakin’ huge! I’m sure that it wouldn’t take much for one of them to trample me in a heart beat and not to mention that the bulls tend to be mean.

Goma Dairy Farm

One of the things that I thought was great was this sign in the picture above. See that? That sign is a million dollar sign. Go ahead… scoff… I’m serious. To be an environmentally verified there is extensive paper work, inspections and hoops that you have to go through before you can have that sign in your yard. And of course the money that is involved in being certified.

The program is innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks and it is designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process: 1) education; 2) farm-specific risk assessment; and 3) on-farm verification that ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices.

Goma Dairy farm is proud of their accomplishment and strive to keep their farm up to if not above the voluntary standards.

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The farm that I visited was in Marlette, which is way over on the east side of the state in the thumb area of Michigan. That area is mostly agricultural and has tons of fields, dairy farms, and lots of open land! It’s actually pretty to drive through in the summer with all the green fields.

See that little guy up there? He was born the day before we visited the farm! I couldn’t believe it…. I mean look how big he is! Regardless, at this size they’re cute and as far as I’m concerned mostly harmless.

milking room

Like I said it’s a dairy farm… with right around 3000 cows! All milking cows too… the males are shipped off to other farms and kept separate from the the females.

Milking is an all day process with that many cows and the cows are each milked a few times a day. Once they’re milked the milk is pumped through a cooling system and then directly onto the truck. It never sits in holding tanks waiting for a truck.

van de Goor family

 The van de Goor family were great hosts for the event and were so helpful in helping us understand dairy farming, care of the cows, and how their farm is run.

Here are a few facts about dairy farms that you may not have known:

  • Dairy farming is the top ranking segment of Michigan’s second-biggest industry: agriculture.
  • Michigan ranks 8th in milk production in the U.S., producing 4.3 percent of the nation’s milk.
  • The dairy industry in Michigan annually contributes $5.9 billion to the state’s economy.
  • Michigan ranks 5th nationally for average milk production per cow per year.
  • According to the USDA, 98 percent of U.S. dairy farms are family owned and operated, sometimes by multiple generations of the family

cow looking at me

I was surprised at how much I learned while visiting the van de Goor’s dairy farm and it was a lot more than I had expected too. I didn’t get trampled either! Honestly, the cows were very gentle and very comfortable around people especially large groups of strange women taking tons of pictures of them!

Here’s a great dairy recipe to try!

Choco-Berry Swirl Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt

3 ¼ cups Frozen whole non-sweetened strawberries

½ – ¾ cup Low-Fat or Fat-Free Chocolate Milk

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

2. Add additional milk to make the consistency desired.

3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Note: This recipe makes 4-6 servings. To make a single serving to fill one glass in the magic bullet set, quarter the recipe.

Now, you need something to make that smoothie in, right? Well I have the most perfect giveaway for you!

Gift Bag

One lucky person will win an incredible dairy gift bag! Complete with a Magic Bullet, $50 gift card, Got Milk hat & more!

I’ll make the entry for this giveaway so easy that you will just have to enter!

Answer this question:

What is your favorite dairy based recipe?

Now for the rules.

  • Open to US residents
  • A winner will be selected via random.org
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond before another one is selected.
  • Contest ends August 22nd at 11:59pm

Would you like an extra entry?

Share this giveaway on any social media platform and leave a direct link in a separate comment.

If you’d like more info about dairy farming or the dairy industry check out these links.

  • United Dairy Industry of Michigan website
  • Michigan Dairy News Twitter page
  • Michigan Dairy News Bureau Facebook page

Wordful Wednesday – #MyMichMemory Ludington

This summer we have spent plenty of time checking out different places around  the great state of Michigan… you know, playing tourist in our own state.  I’ll admit that I haven’t seen all that there is around here and am glad that this summer we’ve had the opportunity to hit the road!

A couple weekends ago we took a day trip to Ludington, which by the way is NOT a day trip! It’s just over 3 hours one way and after spending an entire day on the beach with 5 kids driving home is the last thing you want to do. So take my advice… book a hotel!

Ludington is on the west side of the state and is one of many towns that is right on the shores of Lake Michigan. I love it over on the west side…. it is beautiful!

Soft sandy beaches, endless sand dunes, and of course the crystal clear blue water that awaits you.

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 Yes, the water is a little chilly but when it’s 90 degrees out the water feels perfect! Can you tell from Lauren’s body language that the water was a little cool when she first got in?

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Andrew didn’t mind though! He rushed right in to play in the waves and splash about and then run out and do it all over again!

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 This picture is one of my favorites from the day. As a matter of fact I have 3 or 4 versions of this picture … because it took that many tries before I was able to actually get both of them looking at me.

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There it is… the shores of Lake Michigan. I think that the picture speaks for its self.

So are you wondering where pictures of the other 3 are? Well they’re teens… and getting a picture of them without them glaring at me is almost impossible. Anyway, I have a couple pictures of them but I didn’t dare post them for fear of what would happen if I did. They weren’t the most… becoming pictures.

Do you play tourist in your own state? What are your favorite places to visit?

So it’s Wednesday and that means that I’m linking up with Seven Clown Circus and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday!

#MyMichMemory – Midland Center for the Arts Giveaway

All over Michigan there are museums, children’s centers, and all sorts of family friendly activities. But one that I think gets overlooked is the Midland Center for the Arts. MCFTAlogo It’s tucked away in Mid-Michigan in the city of Midland and it pretty easily accessed from major highways! Also… it’s pretty close to Dow Gardens which is another great Michigan location to visit! Anyway…. I’ll admit that I haven’t been to the Midland Center for the Arts and I have no reason for it either when it’s no more than an hour away! This summer they have a great exhibition though… one that is sure to please almost all small children. Bob the Builder! Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder – Project Build It! Bob’s Sunflower Valley comes to life, filled with colorful characters, sensational sets and imagination! All senses will be engaged as boys and girls use hands-on activities to build, learn – and play! Help everybody’s favorite builder and his Can-Do Crew of animated machines get the job done. Can you do it? YES YOU CAN!

Bob the builder & friend

This family fun exhibit is open until August 18th so if you want to check it out you’ll have to hurry! There are 2 other great Bob the Builder events that they have coming up soon! The first one is Saturday, July 14 from 11 am – 2 pm, called the Build It Bash. They are going to have construction vehicles in the parking lot for kids to see and learn about! They are also going to have all kinds of fun games and activities up in the exhibit. Next, on Thursday, August 9 from 5 – 7 pm, they have Pizza PJs and Play! It’s a pizza dinner with Bob the Builder. Kids and grownups can enjoy dinner together and then play and learn together in the exhibit. Kids are welcome to wear their PJs! You can visit the website for more info about those events.

The Midland Center for the Arts has many interesting permanent exhibits such as; Restless Earth, Groundworks, Glaciers, Greening and a Life-size Mastodon or Trailblazers, Waterways, Lumberjacks, Farmers, Miners and Chemists. I really believe that there is something for everyone there and it’s the perfect place to go to beat the heat or rainy day fun!

How would you like to spend the day checking everything out there and of course making great memories? Explore, play, build, and maybe even learn something new!

Well as part of our awesome support of Michigan and the great businesses here we are giving away a family 4-pack (good for 2-adults and 2-chidren) to “Bob the Builder: Project Build It” on display now – August 18!!

Don’t forget to come back and check out all the great #MyMichMemory that everyone has written about!



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Wordful Wednesday ~ The Class Trip

Well… I’m back. Did you  miss me?

Wait…. did you even notice that I was gone? Never mind… don’t answer that one.

Last week I spent a wonderful two days with my daughter on Mackinac Island for her 4th grade class trip. For me (and probably her) it was a trip of a lifetime because as many times as I’ve been to the island I’ve never had the opportunity to actually stay on the island and it has been something that I’ve always wanted to do.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the great state of Michigan I highly recommend taking the time to visit Mackinac Island. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit and full of history.

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is the biggest, most beautiful (and most expensive place on the island) hotel with a strict dress code! The swimming pool at the stately Grand Hotel was built expressly for the 1946 Esther Williams film This Time for Keeps who happened to be an Olympic swimmer. Also, the Grand Hotel was the setting for the 1979 love story movie Somewhere in Time starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeves.

I have yet to even step foot on the front porch of that place, but it is a dream that I will one day be able to stay there. For now though I can look from afar, snap pictures, and dream of what it is like on the inside.

Lauren in a cave

Our trip included so many things to do and see! The first night there we biked the entire perimeter of the island on bikes that we rented… 8.2 miles total! I’ll be honest… it didn’t seem like it was that far because the road was flat pretty much the entire time. Of course we had to stop a few times when we found something that caught our interest… kind of like the small cave that Lauren is standing in.

butterfly

We spent some time in one of two butterfly houses on the island. There are hundreds of butterflies there from around the world and the perfect opportunity to pause and take some pictures up close of the butterflies… that is when they held still long enough. I wasn’t able to get a picture of the large blue ones that were flying around us though… it was almost as big as the palm of my hand and a beautiful bright blue with black markings on it.

Arch Rock

Arch Rock

One of my favorite locations on the island is Arch Rock. It’s a huge arch carved into the rock surrounding the edge of the hill. On a clear sunny day the water is crystal clear close to the shore and a shimmering blue the further out you look and if you’re lucky you can see fish swimming in the water.

This was one of the places that I really wanted to visit again while we were there and share it with my daughter. I knew that it would be one of the highlights of the trip and I was right.. she thought that it was really cool! Score one for mom!

So here are a few fun facts about Mackinac Island.

  • Mackinac Island (pronounced Mackinaw) owes its name to the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Native American tribes, who called it Michilimackinac, or “Land of the Great Turtle.”
  • The island located between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, 7 miles east of the Mackinac Bridge, in Lake Huron. It is home to 500-600 year-round residents. Yes, they stay there even in the winter when the lakes have frozen over.
  • Mackinac Island prohibits all motorized vehicles (except for emergency and government vehicles) and is home to M-185, the nation’s only state highway that prohibits motorized vehicles. I’ve only ever seen one vehicle on the island and that was the ambulance and it was parking near the medical center.
  • The island has over 68 different kinds of lilacs on it and one lilac tree that has been estimated to be 200 – 300 years old by experts.

I’m pretty sure that the class trip was one that the kids won’t forget for many years to come! I know that I won’t.

Have you taken a memorable trip with one of your kids as part of a class trip?


#MyMichMemory: Giveaway #1 with the Henry Ford + Linky!

Michigan-Memory

We’re excited to announce our first giveaway for our My Michigan Memory series: A 4-pack of tickets to either the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village (entrance to the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition exhibit sold separately), which is up to a $96 value. How fun is that?!

All you have to do is link up your Michigan-related blog post in the linky tool below and then enter your info into the Rafflecopter form. You’ll get 10 points just for linking a blog post you’ve written about Michigan. If you’re not a blogger, you can still enter to win, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form.

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The Henry Ford complex is a top tourist destination for Michigan


So what is the Henry Ford all about?

The Henry Ford (THF) complex, located in Dearborn, Mich., is one of our state’s most beloved tourist attractions – and for plenty of good reasons.

The complex is home to FIVE destinations in one, including: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Benson Ford Research Center and the Henry Ford IMAX Theatre for the latest feature-length and documentary-style films.

Henry Ford Museum showcases the American ideas and innovations, which have fired our imaginations and changed our lives. Here, visitors explore the first 40 years of flight in the “Heroes of Sky” exhibit and walk past awe-inspiring vehicles in “Driving America” including Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. “With Liberty and Justice For All” showcases American freedom and features an amazing array of artifacts representing powerful change agents such as the bus on which Rosa Parks took a stand for Civil Rights, the camp bed George Washington used during his tour of Revolutionary War sites and the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting the night he was shot.

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The presidential limousine in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated is just one of many attractions visitors can see at The Henry Ford Museum

Another of the complex’s summertime favorites is Greenfield Village. Visitors are welcome to experience more than 300 years of American history through 83 authentic, historic structures, four living history farms, and nationally-renowned artists creating one-of-a-kind 19th- and 20th-century pieces in pottery, tin and glass. Filled with amazing authentic structures such as the Wright brothers’ cycle shop, Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratories and George Washington Carver’s memorial cabin.

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Greenfield Village is a favorite stop for many Michigan residents during summer

Check out the month-by-month calendar for the latest events. A sampling of upcoming events include the Ragtime Street Fair, Old Car Festival, the Salute to America concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and fireworks display, and historic baseball games, following rules from 1867.

Additionally, if you’d like to win tickets to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Henry Ford Museum, be sure to like THF’s Facebook page for weekly giveaways.

For more information, visit THF’s website or Twitter page too!



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My Michigan Memory!!

Today is the big day! Lauren from Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood and I have teamed up and are ready to share our great adventure! My Michigan Memory!

If you didn’t know we’re both from the great state of Michigan and while there has been a lot of bad press for us here in Michigan there is also some incredible places and people here. Lauren and I love it here and can’t wait to share some of the wonderful memories we have made over the years.

I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life and have traveled all over from the most northern tip of the U.P. all the way down the Ohio border and no matter where I go I find something new and fun. Each summer I try to check out some place new whether it’s a campground, a festival, or beach! And beaches we have plenty of with over 3000 miles of shoreline!

To show love for our hometown state, we’ve partnered up for a bi-weekly meme called My Michigan Memory to highlight all that is wonderful about our state.

We invite bloggers of all types to link up with us to share, in post form, a favorite Michigan place, photo, product or just anything that has to do with our state.

Each blogger who links up with us will have the chance to also win a fabulous prize from a Michigan company, just by including your information on our Rafflecopter form. We can’t tell you which companies all will be participating just yet, but we’ve already gotten some great ones lined up (think girly and family fun, for starters)!

Here’s the quick rundown:
·   The link-up will be held on Mondays, bi-weekly, starting next week – Monday, May 7. On that date, we will also reveal the prize up for grabs and a description about the business. Subsequent weeks will be May 21, June 4 & 18, July 9 & 23 (we’ll be skipping the week of 4th of July), and August 6 & 20.
·   The link-up will be live for nearly two weeks and we will choose a winner on the 2nd Friday.
·   If you are not a blogger, but would still like the chance to win a great Michigan prize, you will have the chance to win as well by entering via a Rafflecopter form.
·   You will be able to link-up on either blog (the link will be live on both sites).
·   Please include the button below so word can spread to more great Michigan-loving bloggers! You can grab the code from over there on the left.
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Feel free to drop us a comment if you have any questions about link-ups or anything else. We look forward to seeing what everyone can come up with to show the world some Mitten love!

If you are a Michigan business or know a business that would be interested in giving away a fabulous prize, feel free to email me at withjustabitofmagic@gmail.com

I am One of Millions ~ Improving the lives of kids

This week my daughter and I wrapped up our Simple Service Project that I wrote about last week and delivered them to the school! And let me tell you how much fun it was and how excited my daughter was to drop them off!

When we first started the project I explained it to her and why we were doing it and she was immediately on board with it and couldn’t wait to get to Walmart and start shopping for our Winter Care Kits.

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Somehow we made it through Walmart in an hour but it took a few trips round and round the store…. but that was because we brought the busy toddler with us and there isn’t a seat belt in the world that can keep that kid contained! However, he did find the Energizer flashlight entertaining enough to let us finish our shopping.

Andrew & the Energizer flashlight

When we shopped what I kept in mind was that no matter what season it is here in Michigan the possibility of losing power is pretty high when there are storms…. wind, rain, ice, and snow can all make it dangerous.

Some of the items that we purchased were meant to keep a child safe & warm during a time without power.

  • Blankets
  • Energizer Weather Ready flashlight with LED lights
  • Extra batteries
  • Handy Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bottled water
  • Granola bars

energizer weather ready flashlight

We made it through the store and I couldn’t believe how much money we saved! I had expected to have spent a lot more money but with everything that we bought for our Care Kits plus some extra things we needed at home I was surprised that it was all under $100!

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We live in a small community and we don’t have a homeless shelter but I do know that there are kids who are in need of some help and because of that we decided that the best way to help those kids is to donate our care kits to the school that my daughter goes to. Lauren was pretty excited as we made our way into the school!

Lauren at school

The office secretary was almost as excited as her when we explained what we were doing and why. I even when on to explain about the Champions for Kids website and all of the projects that they’re part of and then the mission;

Champions for Kids works to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Our goal is to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020.

My hope is that they will check out the website and see what kind of projects that they can work on with the kids there at school. There is so much that the school, the teachers, and students together could do when they put their minds to it.

What about you? Have you checked out the website? Will you be One of Millions?

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

~ #CBias  ~ #EnergizerCFK ~ #ChampionsForKids ~

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Champions for Kids Mission

Winter in Michigan can be pretty harsh sometimes with the snow, the cold wind, and the unpredictable temperatures. Even if it’s a mild winter the temps range from the 20’s to the 40’s and this can be dangerous for anyone who is out in the cold, especially kids.

With the weather here can also lead to dangerous road conditions and I know first hand that ending up in the ditch is something that can happen faster than you expect. But that isn’t the only thing that can lead to danger for kids…. power being shut off due to non-payment or ice storms or lack of a permanent home.

I am working with Collective Bias and Champions for Kids who provide training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America. I live in a small town and we don’t see a lot of the homelessness that you see in larger cities, but that is not to say that it doesn’t happen here. I know that it does and that is why I want to help kids stay safe and warm this winter.

There are kids who are living with friends or other family members because their families have lost their homes. True, they have a place to stay but they are still homeless.

Did You Know?
•    Over 9 million children suffer from non-fatal injuries each year, and accidents are the leading cause of death for children. Additionally, dangerous weather events cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year.
•    70% of power outages in the U.S. are weather related. Numerous power failures are caused by natural weather phenomena such as lightening, rain, snow, ice, wind, and even dust.
•    The Center of Disease Control recommends having a kit ready in preparation for any emergency that may arise. They recommend the kit include food, water, flash light, extra batteries, medications, first aid kit, sanitation and personal hygiene items, copies of personal documents, and other necessities.

Ways YOU Can Help!

GATHER your friends, family, and co-workers to help children stay safe and be prepared by putting together Care Kits for kids! Include items like band-aids, hand wipes, tissues, flashlights, extra batteries, and bottled water.

LEARN about the safety and health needs of children in your community by asking a teacher, social worker, or other community representative to speak to your group.

GIVE the Care Kits to a school, religious organization, shelter, or other community organization that helps children in your community.

REPORT back to us at www.championsforkids.org/simple so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people participated in the Energizer Light Up A Life project and became Champions for Kids? We want to know that you were part our vision of mobilizing 20 Million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!

This week I will be creating 2 care kits with my kids that we can donate to a local shelter for women and children and one of the local elementary schools. I’m looking forward to shopping with my youngest daughter this week because I know that she will really get into this because she is always open to helping out those who need it.

So what goes in a care kit? Well, some of the items that we’re going to be getting are band-aids, hand wipes, tissues, flashlights, Energizer batteries, energy bars and bottled water. You could put in just about anything that you wanted to help keep a child safe and warm this winter… mittens, warm blankets, or even a gift card to provide a warm meal.

One of millions

I am one of millions…. will you be one too?

There is a lot that you can do to help…. create your own care kit and donate it to your local school, church, or homeless shelter. Give a child something to keep them warm and safe. Check out the Champions for Kids site for ideas for a simple care kit.

 

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

~ #CBias  ~ #EnergizerCFK ~ #ChampionsForKids ~