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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday?! While I’ve been busy planning what I’m going to cook for Thanksgiving Dinner to feed my family and my kids, it’s also very apparent to me that 1 in 4 children in South Florida are going without food (according to Feeding South Florida). Every child deserves to live #SimplyHealthy. I cannot imagine my babies going without food, and it is heartbreaking to know that so many children in our community are. Which is why, with the help of #CollectiveBias and Sam’s Club, our family decided to help those in need.
My boys and I took a trip to Sam’s Club in Coral Springs, Florida with my mom in tow. We purchased a some non-perishable food items that we thought would be perfect to donate to Feeding South Florida, so that they can give them to people in need in our South Florida community.
Even though my children are young, I explained to them that we were buying food to give to little kids who needed help. My 2 year old, Little J, did sort-of catch on to the concept, and was excited to “buy food for the kids” (as he told me!)
It truly warmed my heart to be able to teach my children the importance of helping in their community at such a young age.
Suggested in the article “Volunteering: A gift to yourself” in the November/December 2014 issue of Sam’s Club’s Magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, were ways to make volunteering a family affair. Specifically included were great ideas on how to get children involved in giving back to their community. Check out the article to see how you can also give back in your community.
You can also download a convenient iPhone or iPad Healthy Living Made Simple app to have great information and articles right at your fingertips!
|Sam’s Club Healthy Living Made Simple App Screen Shot|
We brought our Sam’s Club purchases to the Feeding South Florida warehouse.
The food donations weighed in at nearly 100 pounds!
|Our donations being weighed on the scale inside of the Feeding South Florida warehouse.|
It felt great to be able to give back to our community and involve our entire family in the process.
I hope that you have a beautiful Thanksgiving and holiday season with your family, too.
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That is a great sized donation! Good for you! I agree that making it a family affair is great for the whole family and kids of all ages. #client