I managed to get a pretty good collection of things - with a case of Odwalla smoothies, a T-ball set, extra baseballs, a few jump ropes and 2 sets of Velcro catch paddles. But, seeing as I never know "when to say when" when it comes to giving, I couldn't resist adding something more before I packed everything up to head over to Casa de Amparo. After all, what good is a T-ball set without some mitts to catch those fly balls with? So, I bought a couple to add to the collection:
I also boxed up the case of smoothies for easy transport:
That makes a lot of sense, though, considering one of their primary populations served is abused and neglected children. Safety for the kids is key. And as you can see - it's a pretty simple building - no marble statues or glittery facades. It's a good sign that the money they're raising is going to those who need it most.
So while I didn't get to see any little eyes lit up with delight, the donation coordinator assured me they would be very happy to see everything I was able to get. She said the items would be shared between their children's shelter and their daytime development center. Between the two, we'll be helping preschoolers (who those little T-ball gloves will fit perfectly) through teens (who I think will love that basketball!). I think it's a perfect fit for the goal of this #OdwallaCFK SIMPLE Service Project - to give all kids the chance to be more active!
To learn more about Champions for Kids and their SIMPLE Service Projects, visit them at http://championsforkids.org/ or check them out on Twitter or Facebook.
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