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#PostCFK Follow-Up ~ Helping Others

This is a quick post to follow-up on our SIMPLE Service project we completed for #PostCFK Post Bowls of Hope campaign. As you read last week, my Brownie Troop was involved with the Post cereal project to collect boxes of Post cereal for those kids in need. After school is out for the summer many kids that depend on free and reduced lunch from school no longer have those services. Many go hungry. Post and Champions for Kids are helping communities to bring cereal to places where kids in need can receive healthy breakfast items. See our journey of learning about hunger, deciding what we could do to help, and our Post Cereal Ice Cream Party HERE.  

As you noticed, our goal was to collect 100 boxes of cereal from the school. The girls put up signs, made announcements, and did their best to get donations. It ended up being a difficult time of the school year to collect things since the year is ending soon. Many were focusing on wrapping things up with year end projects and assemblies, so we did the best we could. 

The Troop ended up collecting 50 boxes of Post brand cereal. It was only halfway to our goal, but we were proud none the less. As the donations were less than we anticipated, we decided to choose to donate the items to just one local charity, The Sharing Locker. This charity is right in our town, and it serves people from where we live and surrounding communities.  

The Sharing Locker



We brought the donations to the charity, and they were very excited to receive our donation. The Sharing Locker provides people with non-pantry items like paper towels, toothpaste, toilet paper, and other necessities; however, they also distribute food, used clothes and books, pet food, and any other donations they receive. 

We pulled up with our car full of cereal and they were very thankful for the donation. They said cereal is a wonderful and helpful item to donate, and they also thought it would be gone in about two hours. My daughter and I were so happy that we could make someone’s day better by taking home some healthy cereal for their family. 50 families would be helped today because of our donation. “Mom, it makes me feel good to help other people,” my daughter said. “I’m glad our Troop did this project.” I’m so glad she got to see how nice it is to help others.

#PostCFK Donation

#PostCFK Donation

#PostCFK Donation

#PostCFK Donation

#PostCFK Donation

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I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric. However, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Kristin

Comments

  1. That is an awesome donation!

  2. Anita Anderson says:

    thanks so much for sharing this story. I’m so happy you were able to collect as much as you did.

  3. Of course 50 boxes is fabulous! I am so proud of your girls!

  4. Congratss!!! 50 boxes is something to be proud of, and most of all the community spirit all coming together, great post!!

  5. 50 Boxes is amazing for a first time go!! Congratulations to all those Brownies!!

  6. You did great! 50 boxes is a lot!! Way to go girls!

  7. How awesome. Look at all those boxes! Fantastic!!!

  8. That is great that you collected 50 boxes! AWESOME job. Thanks for giving back to the community :)

  9. Amazing achievement, well done !!

  10. What a fantastic project! 50 boxes is super and I know the families that receive them will be very happy!

  11. Congrats! That is amazing. So proud of the girls for reaching 50 boxes!

  12. I think you should all be very proud – 50 boxes is wonderful and surely make someone very grateful to you all! Congrats on the great job!

  13. WOW! Look at all those boxes of cereal! What a great job!

  14. WoW! That is great blessings! Awesome donation, keep up the giving from your heart your all amazing!

  15. That’s awesome!
    I can’t wait til my daughter is old enough to participate in stuff like this! :)

  16. Honestly, I got a little teary reading this. 50 boxes is a HUGE accomplishment and your daughter’s comment about feeling good after helping others is what we all hope to hear from our kids. Great job!

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