A week or so ago I told you about the Energizer Light Up A Life Champions for Kids Campaign and how I was participating. If you didn’t read that post, the reason that I wanted to partake was because in 1998, Maine had an extremely dangerous ice storm that left more than half the state without power for over 2 weeks. I don’t think I could bear my kids or any other child being in that same situation, being cold and scared for that long.
Our mission was to create an emergency kit for a child. We headed off to our local Walmart, store 1939 to pick up everything we would need.
My kids and I thought long and hard about what should go in the kit. The boys thought that we should include some fun activities to help with boredom such as crayons and paper and a deck of cards. I knew that an Energizer flash light with extra batteries were a must and the boys just loved the head lamp flash light so we went with that. We also decided to include some chapstick, Angry Bird band aids, some Neoporin, hand sanitizer, Wet Wipes, Boogie wipes, bottled water, granola bars, fruit snacks and a nice warm blanket.
I was kind of disappointed in Walmart’s selection of Energizer flash lights. I guess they consider them more of a seasonal item. I thought it was really interesting talking to my kids about what they felt was important to put in the kit. Ethan kept getting confused and thought the kit was more of a life or death, end of the world type thing and why on Earth would you need crayons for that. LOL! In the end we had a great conversation about what the difference is between essentials vs comfort and I think we found a good balance.
We decided to donate our kit to our local family shelter called “The Tedford Shelter”. We could not take pictures of the actual delivery of the kit because the shelter strongly believes in the families that occupy the shelters privacy. The were so thankful and appreciative and told us they would make sure to get it to a child who needs it most.
I strongly urge all my readers to try to help out their local shelters in any way possible. Many shelters are full to capacity all the time and are in dire need of donations.
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I feel the need to thank Energizer, Champions For Kids and Collective Bias for bringing some attention to all these great causes!
Champions For Kids Website: http://championsforkids.org/simple/
Energizer’s Website: http://www.energizer.com/Pages/default.aspx
Energizer’s Positive Energy Website: http://www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/
@Champions4Kids on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/search/champions4kids
@Energizer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EnergizerBunny
Champions for Kids on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChampionsForKids
- Energizer on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EnergizerBunny
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own.