The Miracle of giving back! #Pampers

I know I’ve said it before but one of the things I truly love about this crazy world of blogging is the ability to give back to my own community.

Anytime I can show my kids the wonders of giving to others selflessly is a huge moment.

Like most moms I want my kids to grow up with a compassionate heart and the willingness to help those in need. So you can understand that when Pampers approached me with an opportunity to do just that I was more than happy to say yes.

In honor of their 50th birthday, Pampers has launched their Little Miracle Missions Campaign. The hope is that people will go out and find a way to celebrate, support or protect a new little miracle in your community. Throughout the next year Pampers will be posting a “mission” on their Facebook page with a number of commitments needed for each mission. When the commitments are met Pampers will then be giving back in even a bigger way!

To kick it off Pampers sent me a $50 Visa gift card to do something in my community. We instantly hit our local Walmart and purchased 3 boxes of Pampers diapers and I knew exactly where I wanted to take them.

henderson houseWorking in law enforcement I have experienced first hand what happens when a woman finally has enough courage to leave an abusive relationship. We may think it would be an easy choice to make but most often these women feel as if they have no other option but to stay. So when a woman does call for help, I will say it again, it is a huge act of bravery. Often they don’t have time to pack all the necessities they or their children need before they leave. Henderson House is our local advocacy center which runs a Domestic Abuse Shelter for women and children. They help women get back on their feet and provide counseling when needed.

henderson houseThis is where our donation was going to go. During the car ride there the kids and I talked about who the diapers were for and why we were giving them. Even at the ages of 6 and 4 my kids were extremely receptive. I answered any questions they had as candidly as possible. When we pulled up to the the offices of Henderson House, (the shelter location is kept secret for safety reasons,) the kids jumped right out and each grabbed a box of diapers to take in. I have to admit, I couldn’t contain a smile at how eager they were to help and my daughter kept talking about how the diapers were for the babies inside. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that there probably wouldn’t be any babies inside.

Pampers Little Miracles MissionWhen we walked in we were met with such a warm reception that I instantly knew I had made the right choice.

The woman that greeted us was so appreciative. And wouldn’t you know it was at that moment that my daughter piped up and said, “There are for all the babies who’s mommies are brave.” I felt my smile grow really wide and I explained to the woman that we had been talking about what Henderson House is and who they help. She smiled and nodded then told my daughter that the babies would be very happy that she brought the diapers.

That was all it took for my daughter. You could just see the pride coming off her.

As we were leaving my son asked when we could bring more diapers to Henderson House. While inside I had grabbed the list of needs that they have and I told him that next time we’ll shoot for something else perhaps. šŸ™‚

Now it’s your turn. Pamper and I want you to give back to your community so Pampers has another $50 Visa Gift Card to give to one special reader so that you can do good where you live.

 



GIVEAWAY ENDS JUNE 25TH @ MIDNIGHT EST

Comments

  1. Adrienne Gordon says:

    my first thought is buy clothes for my kids.

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to donate to a local church that is sending help to Haiti.

  3. My first thought is to buy seeds to plant in our community garden!

  4. susan varney says:
  5. courtney says:

    i would donate diapers to homeless women in my community

  6. Love anything that gets the little ones involved in a tangible way, especially helping others!

  7. Pixel Berry says:

    What a great giveaway!
    If I had some extra money like that, I would give it to my parents, since they’re in a money predicament right now.

  8. I would pay some bills off with the money.

  9. Alicia Webster says:
  10. My first thought is to buy diapers for my friend who is really struggling. She is living on $600 a month raising 3 kids due to divorce! šŸ™ One of her kids is still in diapers and I know this would really help her.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  11. Betty N says:

    My husband are continually looking for acts of kindness that we can do for example we babysit free for some people that need it, we buy the buy one get one items at our grocery store and put one away for food pantries, we go to garage sales and look for good items to donate to a special church preschool center to help with their budget costs, we purchase a little book called “Good Grief” to give to people who have lost a loved one, and we give our time to listen to those who need a listening ear. This money would help us to continue these sorts of activities as we go about our normal everyday life

  12. beth shepherd says:
  13. My initial thought was to somehow incorporate my children into some sort of beautification project i.e. planting trees/flowers/shrubs, etc. However, after reading through your post I realized I needed to think bigger and better. So my final answer is to split the money with part going to hosting a Child ID day with the help of the local Masonic Lodge and the other part going to food for our church food pantry.

  14. Linda Lansford says:

    I will buy supplies for the dv shelter

  15. Patrice says:

    My first instinct is to buy supplies for the mothers and babies at the women’s shelter.

  16. Amanda S says:

    I would use it to donate food to our town’s food pantry.

  17. buy diapers and supplies for joplin

  18. Helen Keeler says:
  19. Judith says:

    I have been working for the Tornado victims so that where I would put the money

    • Judith says:

      The entry for following on twitter does not have my user name which is @sodahoney

  20. Janet F says:

    I would donate it to my Church. They have a single mother’s program.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Jessie C. says:

    I’d get baby diapers and wipes to donate to shelters and our church for low income new moms.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  22. I would get tarted on school supplies for next year or grab some extra summer toys for outside

  23. crystle tellerday says:

    help my cousin darlene

  24. My first thought is to purchase baby supplies and bring them to the women’s shelter.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  25. I would buy some diapers for our local crises nursery with the money.

  26. Tina M says:

    Iā€™d give this GC to my cousin who is going to have a baby in Oct. He is only 17. He is just like a star on 16 and pregnant. I think they could use all the help we could give them.

  27. Susan Ladd says:
  28. Mary Elderton says:

    I have a neighbor with small children whose husband is unemployed. They sometimes don’t make it to the end of the month for basics, so the 6 year old comes to borrow. If I had an extra $50, I would give it to them, knowing that it would go to food basics and diapers.

  29. I would do the same thing. Provide for the battered women’s shelter. My mom didn’t have that option when I was younger and ever since then, all of Peanut’s baby toys, his bouncy chair, etc., went to our local shelter.

  30. charline says:

    My first thought was of my gandson, I would give this to my son and daughternlaw for pullups for my grandson. My son has been laid off work.
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  31. My first thought is to buy food for the local animal shelter.

  32. Katherine says:

    MIne was to give it to the Women’s Care Center who helps alot of unwed teen moms~

  33. Kendra says:

    would like to donate to women in the shelter, thanks for the chance

  34. Janice Cooper says:

    My sister recently had her first baby and my first thought was to help buy diapers and other necessities for my new precious niece.

  35. i would buy diapers and wipes for my friend in need- she is 30 years old and has liver cancer-her son is only 5 months old-she needs all the help and prayers she can get
    tcogbill at live dot com

  36. Monique Rizzo says:
  37. ashley says:

    my first though is to help tornado victims here in the south

  38. My first thought is to ensure my young cousin has all she needs for college

  39. kimberly says:

    There are some great ideas here! My thought was to help out a friend and neighbor that I know could really use it.

  40. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Give money to local food bank

  41. Patricia says:

    I would buy some fruit trees to add to our home orchard so I can give fresh fruit to new moms.

  42. what a great way to give back to our community, hope to put this gift to good use.

  43. Brittney says:

    I’d host a pool party for the kids in the neighborhood
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  44. Jennifer C says:

    I volunteer for an animal rescue and the $50 could go towards our vet bills for the animals we rescue.

  45. Janna Johnson says:

    stock up on diapers for my sister in law
    Great giveaway! thanks! Janna Johnson [email protected]
    [email protected] on GFC

  46. Cindy M says:

    I would use this money to buy cereal and juice for our local food pantry in the Town of Belmont NY: Donations last month were scarce and many families need this help.

  47. I know an expecting mom who is going through a rough time. Her husband has been unemployed for a while and I know I could use this to cook them some meals to stock their freezer as well as get them started with a pile of diapers and wipes. They would really appreciate this. Thanks so much for the chance!

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  48. Kristen says:

    I would donate the card to my church. They have a needy family program and i know they could find someone who could really use it!

  49. sandra says:

    i’d buy diapers for my baby niece

  50. I would purchase pet food and supplies and donate to our local Humane Society. They house and help needy animals find homes to keep them out of the shelters. Unfortunately, we don’t have any no-kill shelters in my area.

    Bridget
    Guide to Smart Shopping

  51. I’d go food shopping!

  52. I would donate it to the local women’s shelter (along with the clothes and hygiene products that I donate twice a year).

  53. Shell Holland says:

    Buy something to donate to the nursing home!

  54. Daniel M says:

    i’d get supplies for my sis who just had a babe

  55. Ashley says:
  56. I would buy art supplies!

  57. Erin M. says:

    I would love to make a miracle happen for my church’s youth ministry team.
    They have a “Send a Kid to Camp” Program that I would want to lend money to
    so I could help just one child learn about Jesus and make friends too!

  58. Mami2jcn says:

    The rafflecopter widget isn’t showing up today so I hope it’s okay to post my daily tweet here-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/84234108468867072

  59. Carmen Q. says:

    My first thought is to donate diapers to a needy family

  60. Erica C. says:

    My first thought was to spend it getting more groceries this week…like fresh fruit, etc.

  61. Laurie Brown says:

    Buy diapers for the local teen pregnancy center

  62. Debra Hall says:

    buy some diapers for a friend

  63. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would give this to my friend who just had a baby two months ago to help with the cost of formula and diapers, thanks!

  64. My first thought is to donate to Cure for Colby (found on facebook). Colby is my great-nephew and he needs a special surgery to restore his sight.

  65. Katie T says:

    Honest first thought? Shopping! šŸ™‚ But more community-driven thought – use it in conjunction with the not-extreme couponing I do and see how much stuff I can gather to donate to a local halfway house.

    frankandkatie at gmail dot com

  66. Kendra says:

    My first thought was to buy pampers for my friend.

  67. amy deeter says:

    i would stock up on diapers
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  68. Carol F says:

    My first thought is to donate this to my church they have a baby shower in June and December for needy moms
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  69. Melanie says:

    I’d honestly probably put it towards the new baby that is so desperately trying to come out way too early!

  70. Carolsue says:

    I would probably do something similar to what you did. There is a shelter for abused women and their children near me who could certainly use a donation od diapers. That would be wonderful!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  71. Georgia says:

    I would buy my niece a huge huge box of diapers. She is having her first baby this month and we are so excited for her.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  72. Rebecca Peters says:

    I would get some stuff for the local food pantry

  73. Mary J says:

    My 1st thought is to donate products to the women’s shelter.

  74. julieh says:

    I’d donate baby supplies to a shelter for women and children.

  75. Mandala says:

    I’d use it to make a care basket for a friend who recently had surgery due to complications in her pregnancy. I’d get her some of diapers for the baby and groceries to cheer her up. Thanks!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  76. Ashley says:

    I’m a teacher, so I’d buy stuff for my students to have in the classroom.

    ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

  77. I’d use this to help a charity for unwed/addicted mothers that I donate to. Recently, they published their “immediate needs” list, which includes hair brushes, detangling spray, enfamil, antibacterial soap.

  78. Emma Peel says:

    To buy Pat some things my friend

  79. Katherine says:
  80. clynsg says:

    Give it to The Manger, a local group that assists needy infants & children.

  81. Nadine L says:

    I would buy the largest box of newborn pampers available for my cousin who is having her 3rd baby any day now.

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