I told you last week about the Dial Champion for Kids Simple Service Project I was participating in. It involved Dial soaps and Walmart shopping! I’ve had a great time over the past week collecting products in my donation drive to gather products to take to the CARE House. I had some disappointing moments too when I didn’t get donations from some people that I really thought I would. I put a call out at my job, in my neighborhood and to my friends to gather the items that are on the wish list of the CARE House. The wish list includes the following items:
- Antiseptic wipes
- Gift cards (from Costco, Meijer, Target, Michael’s, etc.)
- Arts and crafts supplies (such as sequins, craft sticks & glitter glue, etc.)
- Liquid hand soap
- Liquid dish detergent
- Automatic dishwasher detergent
- AA batteries
- Disposable diapers (Newborn to size 6 – Huggies, Luvs and Pampers)
- Pull-ups for toddlers
- Baby Wipes
- Formula (powdered Similac with Iron)
- Baby Food (fruit, vegetable and turkey dinners)
- Baby Cereal (Multigrain, Oatmeal and Rice)
- Baby Bowls and Sippy Cups
The people at my job didn’t donate anything. That’s where my disappointment came because there are 35 employees and they could have made a real difference. I didn’t give up though, I knew some of my neighbors and friends would come through and they did just that!! The items in bold above were the items we donated from their wish list and our donations included many more items too!
The CARE House is a wonderful place that helps children who have been neglected or sexually abused. Did you know that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday? That’s an absolutely alarming statistic and no number of children being abused or neglected is acceptable. The CARE House’s vision is that ALL children are free from abuse and neglect.
Take a look at what we were able to collect for them.
There were a total of six liquid hand soaps and eight bars of soap for hand washing to help prevent disease.
The donations are packed and ready to go! You may see a few more items here because our neighbor drops off a few sippy cups and dish liquid detergent as we were packing up!
Arriving at the CARE House and giving the items to the lady at the front desk.
This is me filling out the donation paperwork at the CARE House.
To check out our beginning to ending participation please visit our Google+ Album for the wonderful picture story!
I challenge all of you to participate in the Dial into Giving SIMPLE Service Project in your own community and to report it on the Champions for Kids website. Be one of millions to help CFK meet their goal of 20 million people by 2020.
While we were there I also picked up some information about volunteering at the CARE House. This place touches my heart and I love that they are helping so many children!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Dial Soaps #DialCFK #CBias #SocialFabric