One of the great things about being part of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community is the opportunity to share great causes and organizations with my readers. Recently I was honored to be chosen to participate in the Colgate Champions for Kids National Campaign designed to give kids bright smiles and bright futures. This is a wonderful campaign that encourages bloggers like me to work with Walmart and Colgate to do a simple charitable project with Colgate Products.
When I was a young child, my mother worked hard to take care of six children after putting her husband out of the house. At times, dental care was pushed to the back burner. As a wife and mother, one of the things I take special care to do is make sure my children have good dental care and practice good oral hygiene. Another thing I have tried to teach my children is that it is good to help others and to give to charity whenever possible. As a result, it was easy to get the whole family involved in the Colgate Champions for Kids National Campaign.
My twins get a particular kick out of brushing their teeth and showing me how they shine. The fact that the wife of a neighborhood store owner is the dental hygienist at my children’s dentist also helps my children enjoy taking care of their beautiful smiles. A beautiful smile gives a wonderful first impression. Often children who are living in poverty, homeless or relying on food stamps do not have access to oral hygiene products. This may cause them to have bad oral hygiene and smiles that are not so pretty. That is why the Colgate Champions for Kids program is such a wonderful program. It provides funds and opportunities for people across America to literally help put a smile on the face of children.
The twins and I chose Interfaith Housing Alliance in Ambler, Pennsylvania to receive the oral care products we would be sharing. We chose this agency because Inter-Faith helps families in crisis to become successfully independent:
- by preventing homelessness from occurring through a community food bank, and limited one-time financial support designed to keep families in their homes
- by operating an Emergency Shelter for stays of up to three months
- through Hope Gardens, a transitional housing apartments for longer stays
What particularly impressed my children is the fact that in 2012, Interfaith Housing Alliance provided assistance to:
- 92 individuals with a safe place to live through our Housing Programs
- 29 families
- 62 children
- 92 individuals
- 6,024 people with food through our community food bank
My twins who are five years old care about the children and thought it would be good to give pretty toothbrushes and toothpaste to the kids who come to the Interfaith Housing Alliance. So, we went to our local Walmart store and purchased Colgate brand toothpaste and some really cute SpongeBob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer toothbrushes. We gathered all the oral care products together, put them in a post office box and shipped it all to Interfaith Housing Alliance at the office PO Box 141, Ambler, PA 19002. The people at Interfaith Housing Alliance are extremely nice and made it easy for me to give them a donation.
If you feel moved to become a Champion for Kids like the people at Walmart and Colgate feel free to put together a care package of your own and mail it to Interfaith Housing Alliance. If you are in a position to give the agency can always use household cleaning products, paper goods, sanitary products and any other products that food stamps do not cover. I encourage you to join Walmart, Colgate and the Bloggers with Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community and create a small charitable project of your own.
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