FUNdraise For A BIG Cause with Chuck E. Cheese + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
 Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? Chuck E. Cheese is ramping up for NVM with a nationwide fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sister of America. Every single Chuck E. Cheese location across the country will donate 15% of sales from 3-9 p.m. on 3/31 to BBBS when guests mention the organization. They’re also doing a donation drive throughout April, where families can donate $1, $5 or any amount of their choice to help BBBS match “Littles” with “Big” mentors. When kids donate, they get to write their name on a Pin-Up ticket (picture below) and stick it on the wall to show their support.
I use to LOVE going to Chuck E. Cheese as a kid. And I love that they are giving back to a great organization. This is a great way for parents to talk to their kids about giving back in a way that isn’t too jarring. Trying to explain why it’s important to help some charities - like homeless shelters or cancer support groups - can be a little scary for kids when you get into the details, but it’s easy to talk about how BBBS matches kids (who might be having a hard time) with really nice, smart grown-ups to help them make good choices.

Enhance Story Time with Tales of Inspiration + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are our own.

I love animals. Who doesn't? And so do my kiddos. I recently shared my furbabies' story of how he is dealing with illness. Last year, my daughter and son received ASPCA rescue pets and this year I am excited to share with them tales of inspiration that are feature in the new book series "ASPCA kids: Rescue Readers".

Studio Fun International, a Reader's Digest company, has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), the first animal welfare organization in North American and the nation's leading voice for animals.

Nourish Your Community with Whirlpool

Actions speak louder than words. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, especially if you do it with your family or a group of friends. Volunteering is also a great opportunity to meet people, make friends, and get involved in your community.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. They believe that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build, renovate and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. They advocate to increase access to decent, affordable housing around the world. They welcome all people to work with them in partnership.

Helping More Families Become Miracle Families + Giveaway

The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.


Pampers believes that every child deserves a chance, and that’s why they have partnered with Walmart to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of $200,000 in the month of June. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide critical treatments, equipment, comfort, charitable care, and hope for kids in your community.
Champion Nathan from Florida

“Lively” and “energetic” can describe any young boy. But Nathan’s spirited demeanor comes from deep within and with help from his hospital, as he was born with a condition that depletes vital energy levels.

Just a few weeks before his first birthday, Nathan was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a degenerative disorder that attacks the mitochondria — a basic energy source to sustain the body’s functions and support growth. While his body may not always have the proper energy, Nate’s fun-loving personality triumphs.

Visit for more information and to make your own donation.

Enter to win a $25 Walmart gift card to help support this great cause.

FREE “We’re Parents” e-book download available from The First Years

This week, New York Times-bestselling children’s book author Todd Parr released his new book for grown-ups who thought they knew what they were getting themselves into!
“We’re Parents” is now available as a free e-book download from The First Years, and it benefits a great cause. “We’re Parents” is about everything from how new parents learn to sleep while standing up, to their child’s funny first words and awkward questions, the occasional meltdown and always remembering to celebrate accomplishments!

Spread the Love with Huggies UltraHug

When I was a regular coupon user, there were so many ways that it helped my family. Of course, it helped stretch our one income, but I was also able to help other families through donations. When I heard that Huggies was giving away $2,000 grants to 10 people for the community project or charity of their choosing simply by uploading a selfie, I was in. I couldn't think of a better place to donate the money to than Atlanta Community Food Bank.

I hardly ever coupon anymore. It is very time consuming, but I still try and donate whenever I can because no child should go hungry. Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) procures over 45 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in Atlanta and many Georgia counties. The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community. While their core work is food distribution, their efforts extend far beyond that. Their mission is lived out every day through seven projects that help engage, educate and empower both people in need and those who want to help. From supporting community gardens to assisting people in finding economic security, ACFB covers a wide range of opportunities for people to learn and get involved.

So how does the #UltraHug contest work?

Give a New Smile to a Child

This is sponsored post written by me on behalf of CampusBookRentals.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before their first birthday. Children with cleft conditions who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford the surgeries they need to live a productive life. Every child deserves access to safe, quality surgical care. Every child deserves a future filled with hope.

That's where Operation Smile comes in. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries.

Operation Smile is a pioneer in advocating for the importance of safe surgery in resource poor environments and is the largest surgical charity of its kind, leading research into the causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, and its prevention, treatment and eradication.

Introducing ASPCA Rescue Vet Pets {#TisTheSeasonHop, Ends 12/23}

I received complimentary products to provide this review and giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

If you've ever given a loving home to a shelter animal, then you know what a life-changing event that can be—for both of you. ASPCA is bringing you the opportunity to let your little one experience the fun and love of adopting their own rescue pet...but without the house training!

Celebrate the Season with Wendy's Coupon Book

Halloween season is upon us and who is as excited as I am?
And with it comes boots, sweaters, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and...frostys?!

Halloween 2013 with the cousins

I'm happy to share with you that you can get a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book for $1 during the month of October. Ninety cents of every $1 Halloween Coupon Book sold between September 13 to October 31, 2014 will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® . Coupons can be used between November 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015.

Take the Health Mart Pharmacy Champions of Care Challenge

This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own.

Across the USA, there are many wonderful people that are constantly giving themselves for others. There are many caring people out there that are doing amazing things for others, not for recognition or fame, but for the love of helping others to live a more healthy happy life.

Health Mart Pharmacy Champions of Care Challenge

Sure they do it for the love, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to give them something for all of their work? Something that will keep them doing this great work for the community? To say thank you, independent Health Mart pharmacists are awarding $50,000 in grants to community health non-profits to recognize them for improving health and well-being in their communities. Do you know someone who perhaps volunteers to help the elderly? Cooks meals, or just spends time with those in need? Simply fill out the form on the site, then attach a photo of the hero involved, and submit your entry. Simple right?

Health Mart’s CHAMPIONS OF CARE CHALLENGE is on! And then starting on March 17th, the public will have two weeks to vote for their favorite Champion of Care at Make sure to visit Health Mart today, to enter for your chance for $50K in grants for local non-profits! Tell your friends, spread the word, special deserving people can win up to $50K in grants for local non-profits with this wonderful promotion. Health Mart’s Champions of Care Challenge will shine a bright light on those unsung local heroes whose everyday actions have built healthier families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Here are the great prizes:

- A $30,000 grant chosen by the grand prize winner
- A $3,000 grant chosen by the 2nd place winner
- A $2,000 grant chosen by the 3rd place winner
- $1,000 grants chosen by each of 15 finalists

So make sure to nominate some special person in the community today, visit TODAY to nominate someone or yourself for the Champions of Care Challenge from Health Mart! Then come back on March 17 and vote! Your nomination just may be one of the lucky winners!

What do you think of the Champions of Care Challenge? Who would you nominate?

This is a sponsored post with the Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own.

Sneeze with White Cloud & Children's Miracle Network

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
When you reach for a tissue box, you probably don’t stop to think about the story behind it: how it was designed, how it was made, or who designed it, and who made it.
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New White Cloud® Facial Tissue boxes might make you stop and think.
Adorned with bright colors, polka dots, sunshine and lions, the new designs weren’t created by just any old artists. They were imagined and illustrated by three talented kids at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
Children's Miracle Network gives money to local hospitals that are part of their network. The hospitals know where the need is greatest and decide how that money is best spent. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds are often used to purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of CMN mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
White Cloud teamed up with CMN Hospitals in January and asked the kids receiving treatment there to design the new White Cloud Facial Tissue boxes. The top 10 submissions were posted to the White Cloud Facebook Page where fans had the opportunity to vote for their favorite design.
The three designs that received the most votes are coming to life on White Cloud Facial Tissue boxes and became available for sale for a limited time beginning May 24 through this month. You can find out where you can purchase these exclusive boxes at White Cloud Store Locator. White Cloud is also going to make a $15,000 donation to each of the winning artist’s hospitals. How amazing is that?!
In the up coming July issue of All You Magazine, you will be able to find a $0.75 off coupon for White Cloud. You can also follow along on the White Cloud Twitter Page and the White Cloud Pinterest Page as well.
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