Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Making Kids feel Safe and Warm with Energizer Light Up a Life Winter Survival Kits #EnergizerCFK #cbias

Living in California our winter weather is not as severe as it can be in other states. Sometimes this means we are not as prepared for when the power goes out as people living in colder regions. Many families do have earthquake kits that have the basics. But things like hats, mittens, kids items like card games and cool flashlights often get left out. We make sure as parents we have the things on our list. For kids it can be even scarier to have the lights go out and we need to have items just for them in a kid friendly Winter Survival Kit.

I remember as a kid when we lived in WA state there was a snow storm that made the power go out at night time. A powerline right by our house went down and we could see the lights of the fire department out there working on things. It was a very scary time. My parents stay calm, gave us flashlights, lit the fireplace and got out board games. We oddly had a blast playing hours of board games with the room lit by the fireplace and flashlights. We played well into the night and all fell asleep in the living room bundled up in sleeping bags. They made it like a indoor family camp out and that made the difference of us not being scared.

In December I had the chance to work with a wonderful company Champions for Kids to make Disney stockings to donate. For February I am honored to have the chance to be able to help them with their Energizer Light Up a Life Winter Survival Kits.

I encourage everyone to get together and make Winter Survival Kits to donate to children in need. Even a few friends and family members can make one together to donate. Or if you have a group like a Mommy group, scouts, sports team or church group you can do this as a donation project. It is a great way to give back and come together as a community. Each month Champions for Kids introduces an idea and gives you tips on what to donate and a form to report back your good deed.

More information about Champions for Kids:
  • What does Champions for Kids do?
    Champions for Kids works to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Our goal is to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020. 
  • What is Champions for Kids vision?
    Our vision is to change the culture. Ultimate success is when there is a transfer of identity from Champions for Kids as an organization to Champions for Kids as part of our collective identity, who we are as a community and as citizens. Each year millions of children suffer silently and in many cases, die, not because we don’t have the resources but because of a massive failure of our imagination to engage more people in efforts to improve the lives of children in our communities. People care about our youth. They will help. We work to mobilize MILLIONS of people to be a force for good in their communities. If our plan works, then we change the life course for millions of children—for generations to come
  • What are the results for Champions for Kids so far? In six, short years, Champions for Kids has provided over $500,000 in challenge grants to local and state youth serving organizations. We have worked closely with 58 nonprofit organizations and 232 organizational leaders who collectively serve over 180,000 children in Arkansas and beyond (Kansas, New York, Massachusetts).

I am planning out my list and gathering coupons to take a trip to Walmart with my son to buy the supplies we will be making our Energizer Light Up a Life Winter Survival Kit to donate.

You can learn more about Champions for Kids and Energize on their social media pages.

What would you include in a Winter Survival Kit to keep kids safe, warm and entertained? New ideas would be great to add to my kit.

*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.   #Cbias #EnergizerCFK #ChampionsForKids
All opinions expressed in this shop are my own and your experience may vary


Unknown said...

You had some very smart parents who did some quick thinking by turning a difficult situation into a positive experience! The kids who received kits from me were most excited about the flashlights, hats and gloves!

Unknown said...

Great ideas here! Glad your childhood memories of scary times (and your parents' great reactions to those times) have stuck with you and you understand the need to make another child feel as comfortable as you did during that time! And involving your son is so important! I think hats, gloves, blankets, flashlights, and hygiene items like Wet Ones would be a great addition!

@therebelchick said...

I can't wait to see your kit, Champions for Kids is really inspiring a lot of people to do a lot of good! :)

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