Friday, December 16, 2011

Champions for Kids: Sharing the Love with Stocking Stuffing #disneycfk #cbias

Earlier you might remember my post about Champions for Kids and how they have a monthly service project that you can participate in. If not, then you can check out my post HERE. Well this month one of the partnering companies with Champions for Kids, our all time favorite, Disney, helped spearhead a service project that is all about giving back during the holidays! Your task, get a stocking and fill it with Disney products for a deserving child.

I personally love the holidays and love giving back during the holidays so this was a super fun activity for me. A few days ago I just finished up my angel tree gifts and now I'm ready to move on to my stocking stuffing. Mt initial task was to find a deserving family and fill a stocking for one child. Well, it didn't quite work that way for me. I'm a part of a local military wife group on Facebook and one lady just happened to mention a military family that is really struggling this year. The husband is deployed, the wife is unable to work because of a difficult pregnancy and they have two very young girls. This year they weren't even planning on having Christmas because of everything that was going on. This is absolutely something I can relate to! This will be the second year that my husband has been deployed during the holidays. It's not always the easiest thing and sometimes I know how hard it can be to just hold things together, especially if you don't have family or a support group nearby. So of course I volunteered to help out! Then I was picked to do the stocking stuffing shop and there was no way I was only going to make one stocking! Instead I chose to make two, one for each girl!


Now my shopping experience wasn't the best of best. I'm one of those holiday shoppers who does everything online or gets it done super early so it was difficult for me to go into Walmart (the busiest place on Earth during the holidays) and try to take pictures and find stocking stuffers! I also couldn't believe how hard it was to find Disney related stuff! However, two Walmarts later, I had plenty of items for a great stocking! You can see my entire shopping experience in my google + album!



 So what did I get? Well first, I wanted to say they had some great Disney Princess stockings but they were about $15! I just couldn't see myself paying that much for a stocking so I instead I bought these beautiful sparkly stockings instead. Then I saw these cute little Disney Princess stockings and I attached them to the bigger stockings.

Then of course I went crazy! I found all kinds of cool Disney Princess items and stuffed them in, along with adding some good ole candy. I mean you can't have a stocking without candy. I think the only thing I left out was the fruit! The kids loved helping as you can see.


 I've been sick with a virus so unfortunately I was unable to go with my friend to deliver the stockings. She did however agree to take a picture when she picked them up and also promised to try and get pictures of the girls when they get their stockings. The mom doesn't want them to open them until Christmas Day! I'm so excited that they will have something to hang on the mantle and wake up to the next morning! Thanks Champions for Kids and Disney for sponsoring such an awesome program! Be sure to keep up with Champions for Kids by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

2 comments:

  1. Great job, Emmi! I am sure that mom is going to be incredibly appreciative of the effort you went to in order to make sure that her girls have a Christmas. The girls will be thrilled too. Happy holidays!

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