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What if we all kept finding ways to give and show kindness not just during the holiday season, but throughout the upcoming year?
We loved participating again this year in the Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys campaign and showing our children how there are many different ways to give to others. We thank Rice Krispies for sponsoring this post and creating such an awesome initiative.
During Christmas, it’s easier for us to think about giving to those in need. And when we do donate to a Christmas hamper or buy extra food to give to our local food bank, we feel good. It actually helps us when we help others.
So I’m letting the inspiration of the Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys campaign and other charitable campaigns that we saw throughout the Christmas season inspire me to find more ways to give in the New Year.
If you missed our earlier two posts about Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys, we created Fun Toy Shaped Rice Krispies Treats and helped spread the word about How Making Rice Krispies Treats Helps Kids In Need.
We had a blast making our toy shaped treats. If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the program, you can still have fun making toy-shaped treats. Find ideas on treatsfortoys.ca or let your child pick out a favorite toy and model Rice Krispies treats after it.
For every photo uploaded before December 21, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies donated $20 to The Salvation Army for the purchase of an actual toy for a child in need.
During this year’s #TreatsForToys campaign, $40,000 was raised to help children in need this holiday season!
The Salvation Army
I love that Rice Krispies partners with The Salvation Army each year for the TreatsForToys program. The Salvation Army is an organization that my parents supported when I was growing up I still continue to donate used clothing and household items to them.
Many times I’ve seen evidence of the valuable work The Salvation Army does in our community and I feel good supporting their efforts.
Please consider supporting the charity that provides roughly 6,000 shelter beds each night to vulnerable Canadians. pic.twitter.com/dxj8Mb4lNR
— The Salvation Army (@salvationarmy) December 29, 2015
But whichever way you choose to continue giving and helping others throughout the year, don’t worry that you can’t do enough. Just do as much as you can.
As a single mom myself, I don’t have much extra money these days. But when I find ways to give — whether it’s my time, my belongings or money — it’s amazing how good it feels.
Perhaps all you can give right this moment is a tweet… You can RT this and help spread the word about The Salvation Army.
Our programs and services meet people right where they are, providing practical and relevant help throughout the year. #GivingHopeToday
— The Salvation Army (@salvationarmy) December 28, 2015
Let’s all keep the season of giving going into the New Year as we find ways to help others and share kindness throughout 2016.
This post is part of a promotional campaign with Rice Krispies.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
Photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography
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