I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.
In the past I’ve written about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the wonderful opportunities they offer children, and their site which is full of resources for parents. The BGCA has always held special meaning to me because one of my friends from college took a job with a local club after she graduated. She always seems inspired about what is going on at her club and enjoys sharing information about their fun promotions and other events and activities taking place.
That’s why when I was given the opportunity to give $2,500 to one of four charitable organizations I selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They are doing a lot to help children on a local and national level and they are also reaching out to parents online by offering helpful resources, tips, and tools. I was thrilled about this opportunity and couldn’t have been happier to be able to give back in such an amazing way to a wonderful organization.
I’m excited to share that the BGCA Give The Gift Of A Great Future Holiday Campaign is now up and running. It’s a great campaign because it offers an easy way to give back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a thank you for all they do.
As part of the Gift Of A Great Future campaign you can play the Giving Game. Click the link above and then select “Play Now.” It will take you to the Giving Game site where you will see a cute heart dangling from string. Simply click the “Start” on the heart. The heart drops into one of three gift boxes and then you keep your eye on the box with the heart in it as they are shuffled around.
When I played I guessed correctly and clicked the box with the heart. I was happy to see that because I followed the heart and clicked the right gift box a Club kid will now get an art kit. It was so easy that I recommend hoping over there today and playing.
On the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Facebook Page there is a photo contest going on right now where you can vote for one club to receive $2,500 grant from BGCA. It’s easy to vote and only takes a minute so be sure to head on over there this holiday season as well.
I was also pleased to see that BGCA has created a list of tips for parents to help teach their children the importance of giving back. Some of my favorite tips from the list include:
- Read books about giving – Kora & Logan love reading and I enjoy finding books about giving back and hope they become some of their favorites
- Be enthusiastic – I always try to point out examples of giving back and let the kids know how excited I am that someone took the time to give back
- Tell family stories about philanthropy – We share stories with Kora & Logan about times we have given back and they are always very interested in hearing them, I’m hoping they see them as good examples.
This holiday season is the perfect time to get the whole family involved in giving back and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have made it possible to do so in a fun way while providing a learning experience for children as well. Set a good example for the children in your life by taking a minute to play the Giving Game, vote in the BGCA photo contest, and incorporate some of the giving back tips into your family life.