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Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Care Packages for the Homeless


It has been a holiday season of giving back this year. Earlier in the month I brought Ella and Tyler with me to help serve the homeless at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. 

Ella serving the homeless at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
While we were there, the children had an opportunity to speak with a lot of the people and learned what they truly needed this year. Tyler was helping to hand out donated toiletries, and he thought that bringing some Crystal Deodorant would be better for the people than the chemically based products. The one thing that most people mentioned they needed was a warm pair of socks.

The children wanted to come back before Christmas and bring some warm socks for the homeless people that eat dinner at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.

The first day of Christmas vacation the children woke-up early to put a care package together for the homeless people who eat at the soup kitchen. We drove together to Walmart to purchase some deodorant and socks. While we were at Walmart, we learned that many people in the community and choosing Crystal as their #1 choice.

The shelf was entirely sold out of the Crystal Roll-On deodorant. When we asked the Walmart employee if she could get us some Crystal from the back, she said, "We cannot keep it on the shelf." The kids were lucky that we keep a surplus of Crystal at home, since everyone in the family uses it.


When we got home we put the socks and deodorant together creating a beautiful gift basket to bring to the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.


When we arrived we were greeted by incredible volunteers who graciously thanked the children for their donation. They talked with the children about how donating the socks will impact the people who will be receiving them.

The children look forward to donating lots of socks Crystal deodorant to the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen every month.


The children look forward to donating lots of socks Crystal deodorant to the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen every month. Andrew said, "Helping the homeless makes me feel happy."


I was compensated for this post as part of a social shopper insights study with Collective Bias. All our photos, thoughts and opinions are of our own.

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful thing to do with your children! You can see by the look on their faces how good it makes them feel to be helping and giving to others!

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