The Kellogg’s Rice Krispies TreatsForToys program is now complete. As you may remember from my race car and airplane creations, the #TreatsForToys program was your chance to help a deserving child this holiday season simply by making a toy-shaped treat out of Rice Krispies. For every original photo of a treat shared with the hashtag #TreatsForToys (posted to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) between October 1st and December 21st, Kellogg’s donated $20.00 to The Salvation Army to buy toys for children across Canada. So how many treats were created? Drum roll please…
A fabulous contribution by everyone – way to go! There were 1,086 #TreatsForToys creations in 2014. That’s $21,720 donated to The Salvation Army to buy toys for kids this holiday season. Amazing results and I’m sure there were many kids thrilled to see toys under their trees this holiday season. Thank you so much to everyone for their support.
Christmas may be over but there are still several ways to help those less fortunate in your own communities all year long. Here are some ideas that you can do together as a family:
- donate food to your local food bank
- make “Get Well Soon” or “Thinking of You” cards to drop off at the Children’s Hospital for the nurses to hand out to the little patients
- contact an organization that works with less fortunate children in your city and ask how you can help (making birthday cards, donating food, donating old clothes or toys after you complete your spring cleaning, etc.)
- donate pet food to your local animal shelter
What are your favourite ways to give back as a family? Do you have an annual tradition for supporting others in your community? Let us know in the comments section below.
*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions expressed here are my own.