Giving Back with Dole: The Champions For Kids Program

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When I learned about the Dole Champions For Kids project I was ecstatic. Dole  along with Champions for Kids have made a goal that  “Champions for Kids will work to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Our goal is to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020.”

How They Do It

Our Champions for Kids’ strategy has five key components:

    1. Through our SIMPLE Service Projects, mobilize 20 MILLION people to provide critical resources to directly benefit children and families in their communities.
    2. Through our events, build public awareness about the challenges facing children every day and provide SIMPLE opportunities for people provide children with the care and resources they need to thrive.
    3. Provide strategic long-term support to a portfolio of social entrepreneurs to foster organizational growth and innovation and to help them work together to achieve things they cannot do alone.
    4. Leverage our partnerships with companies that share our commitment to helping social entrepreneurs and their organizations to increase their social impact and widespread change to improve the lives of children—worldwide.

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For many years I was a single Mom of 3. There were days that the kids & I just ate whatever was affordable – usually things that weren’t the best for us. As a Mom not knowing for certain what our  next meal was going to be, the Champions for Kids program is very near and dear to my heart.

When I was given the opportunity to partner with Dole to give back to my community I jumped on it. The kids and I visited Walmart to pick up some Dole Fruit bowls and Dole Squish’ems to donate healthy snacks for kids that were less fortunate; just like we were.  We wanted to donate as much as we could, so we set up a Facebook Page and invited our friends, family, (and neighborhood yard sale sites) to join the group and help us with donating . We had a great response, in fact, we were able to locate some special families that were in need right around the corner. The husband had lost his job 6 months ago, and the family was having a hard time with bills, let alone trying to come up with school supplies and other items their children needed for school – it seemed impossible. The community really pulled together, and we were able to donate not only some great healthy snacks, but some school supplies as well.

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Want to know how you can be one of the millions that help give healthy snacks and more to those in need? Visit the Champions For Kids website  and sign up to see how you can help. Already donated? Make sure to let Champions For Kids know how far they’ve reached!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world..”

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