My family lives in a poor community in rural Georgia. While my nephew was doing research recently for his community 4H project, we learned that a large percentage of people in our town are living well below the National Poverty Level. I knew that a lot of folks around here were struggling, but I honestly had no idea just how much. My family is by no stretch of the imagination living large, but we have been blessed. We have plenty of food to eat and warm clothes to wear this winter which is not something that can be said for many of our neighbors. Our community service center gives out food boxes to local families in need once a month. They rely on a small amount of government funding and donations. My mom and I have been inspired to do a Dial Into Giving SIMPLE service project through Champions for Kids and donate Dial soap products to the local food bank.
Did you know that you can’t purchase toiletries with food stamps? The food boxes given out once a month from our community center contain almost all food products. Making a donation of Dial soap and other toiletries will really help bridge that gap and provide items that cannot be purchased with food stamps. It’s a harsh reality that so many are doing without these necessities.
Mom and I made a visit one afternoon last week to Walmart in a nearby town, so we could get started on our SIMPLE service project. I new we would find a lot of good deals on Dial Soaps and other toiletries there. As soon as we walked into the door, we were greeted by a large display of pumpkins. It was a reminder that the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are approaching and that this can be a rough time for many struggling families. I am so glad we are able to help.
By participating in this Dial Into Giving SIMPLE Service Project we can help children live cleaner and healthier lives. With cold and flu season creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure families have what they need to stay healthy. A bottle or bar of anti-bacterial soap can go a long way in preventing the spread of illness. We found a lot of Roll Backs on Dial products at Walmart, helping to stretch our donation even further. We were able to get 2-pack Dial Bar Soap for just $.97 and Anti-Bacterial Dial Hand Soap on Roll Back for just $.98. The large body wash is a real value at $2.97.
While shopping for party goods for our upcoming Halloween party we happened upon these adorably spooky Dial foaming hand soaps that glow in the dark. They will sure come in handy when it’s time to wash off Halloween costume makeup and sticky candy hands. This is certainly a fun season for the kids, but I am glad to have this opportunity to let them be involved in a SIMPLE service project. It’s a great way for them to learn the importance of giving back to our community.
What’s a SIMPLE Service Project?
You might be wondering what a SIMPLE Service project is all about. Champions for Kids is mobilizing millions to help improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Doing a SIMPLE Service project is quite simple actually. Gather your friends, family, and co-workers. Learn about a need in your community. Give to help kids live happier, healthier lives; and spread the word…kinda like we’re doing. It’s that easy!
We’re not stopping with just our donation. We’ll be asking our friends and family to join us in making a donation of toiletries to the community center food bank. My sister-in-law is a coupon and deal shopper, so I’ll be hitting up her stockpile for sure. Together we can make a difference.
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