The holiday season approaches and may encourage some households to make their annual donations to their respective charities. It may include cash, food or items they no longer need. We used to just think about giving back and sharing before becoming parents. Then, it became more about teaching our children to give year round. We have giving and sharing traditions all through the year with Random Acts of Kindness.
Purging the House
In April, August and November of every year we purge our house of what we do not use. The kids love going through toys to share with another child. The reason why we pick those dates are because April is post winter, August is before our kids’ fall birthdays and November as it is before Christmas.
Mom’s Job Perks
One of the gifts of being a freelance blogger is the products that are sent to me from clients. From books, to Kinder Eggs to gift cards we discuss as a family who to share the perks with at the time. Our sweet youngest girl, who has autism, loved sharing a box of Kinder Eggs with her class in pre-school on her birthday. Weeks later, her classmates have included her in playtime.
Frequently, my kids delight me in how they share and give to others. My oldest needs no reminder from me to open a door for a senior citizen or mom with a stroller. She is known to offer a kind word if she sees another kid sad on the playground. My youngest gives her headlight bright smile to anyone who needs it. She may not have a verbal word to give but has a gentle spirit.
Through our parenting our children, my husband and I show our gratitude of our life. Collectively as a family we have had our challenges as have those kids in the support of the Children’s Miracle Network.
I am very excited to tell you all about KINDER®’s ‘A Joy To Share’ program. KINDER® Canada is very proud to support the Children’s Miracle Network, who has been helping to save and improve the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals since 1983.
To kick off the sharing, our friends at KINDER® Canada will be giving away 7,500 coupons to enjoy their delicious Kinder® Mini Eggs, for free on Facebook! This giveaway will begin today,November 26th, and will last for 10 weekdays, giving out 750 coupons each day at 12pm ET. Like them on Facebook now as it is exclusive to their community.
Have you watched the Martin Family story on our Facebook page? Please “share” it with your friends and family to help encourage donations to the Children’s Miracle Network. For every share of the video, Kinder will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, up to $5,000. Tell us if you know of other inspiring CMN stories like Leah’s.
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.