This month our family participated in the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Service project. The theme was Odwalla Game Day Challenge #OdwallaCFK. We had originally planned on hosting a baseball game with my nieces and nephew but because of my trip had to reschedule it for next weekend. I still wanted to recap our project and show you some of the items we collected to donate. As I shared in my last Champions for Kids post, we started out by purchasing some new play equipment.
We then asked friends and family if they had any new or gently used sports equipment to donate. My neighbor has a son who had outgrown several pairs of cleats. She kindly passed them onto us for our donation kit. She also included some balls, a bat, and various outdoor play toys. I then gathered equipment around the house that the kids were no longer using.
The kids were a little disappointed we didn’t get a chance to host the baseball game but we still went outside to play. My daughter practiced riding her bike and my son played basketball with his friend. With 90 degree weather it was important to remind them to take a break to rehydrate. We shared some Odwalla juice and snack bars (the white chocolate macadamia are my favorite!).
The organization we chose to donate our kit to is the Boys & Girls club. We chose the Boys & Girls club because our family has volunteered there before and we know how much they help children in our community. So I feel great knowing the equipment will be put to good use.
You can get involved in this SIMPLE service project by asking friends, family, and neighbors to gather new or gently used sports equipment. Find a local organization like a Boys & Girls club, shelter, school, or gym to donate the items to. Then fill out the SIMPLE service reporting form so Champions for Kids can count YOU as ONE of the 20 million they’re seeking to mobilize by 2020.