To help support this goal, I signed on to do a SIMPLE Service Project that involved shopping for and donating a selection of outdoor activity equipment to Casa de Amparo, a local non-profit that helps less fortunate children throughout the community. They do a lot of work in particular with abused and neglected children. Having worked closely with child abuse prevention groups as part of my day job, this is a cause that's near and dear to my heart - and an organization that my husband and I support through our personal giving efforts.
As simple as it sounds, I've learned from my work that being active - and just having the opportunity to play and be a kid - can be an important part of healing for abused and neglected children. Of course, good nutrition is also key to good health. So, to help fuel the children up for activity, I'm also donating a case of Odwalla smoothies.
I had a lot of fun shopping for this activity. Though I don't have children myself, I love getting shop for kids things for my nieces and nephews or projects like these. There just so much cool stuff to check out! I wondered the aisles for at least an hour looking at sporting goods.
|They had a great selection of equipment to play catch and T-ball.|
|Yummy smoothies will be a perfect after-play snack!|
|Filling up my cart & clearing out the store's supply!|
I'll be heading out early next week to make my donation. Stay tuned to learn how it goes. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about Champions for Kids and how you can get involved in your community, check them out on Twitter and Facebook.
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