Social good projects have a special place in my heart. They not only benefit the direct recipients, but the community as a whole. One of those social good projects is The Gan Montessori Preschool. The Gan was founded as a project of the Chabad Russian Center and built to engage the young children of the Russian Jewish community.
Not just anybody can create a place like The Gan, which means Garden in Hebrew. It takes a lot of love, dedication, and commitment. And it all starts from the moment you walk in the door. The Gan truly is a garden, it’s a place where young minds are grown and given the tools needed to flourish, to become good people in their community. It is a place where families come together, built on the unity and strength of their faith and their culture. Where else can a parent come in the morning and help cut up fruit with their child to be served as snack for the school, and be cheerfully thanked for their support as a “Fruit Ninja”? Where else will your child be encouraged to play with their food; creating art with it and snacking on it too!
Huggies recognizes the need for community projects and their role in society which is why Huggies is celebrating their new Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers by giving 10 community projects a grant of $2,000 each. But in order for them to do so, I need you to visit Huggies and submit an #UltraHug selfie nominating your favorite community project for a chance to win $2,000.
This is why I am nominating The Gan for a $2,000 grant from Huggies. The Gan operates as a non-profit, at a deficit each year and is supported by the Chabad Russian Center and through generous donations from the community. A $2,000 donation would have a huge impact on this small school and it’s children. Obtaining this grant from Huggies would help cross off much needed items and supplies for The Gan like crayons and cleaning supplies. Culture and community come together at The Gan to build a brighter future for our children and our world. Preemie agreed that The Gan was a great fit for a shot at this grant, just like the Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra were on her.
While at the store the other day I noticed the Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra at a great deal so naturally I picked some up for Preemie. With Preemie being extremely active these days, climbing up walls, racing away on her ride-on, I am happy to report that the Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers kept up with her no matter which challenge she put forth with it’s conforming, gap-free fit. Being that she recently dealt with a pretty bad diaper rash, it was nice to see her feel comfortable in these new diapers with their long-lasting leakage protection and that her skin was staying dry thanks to the new and unique quilted liner to which locks away wetness better. Next time you are at Walmart be sure to check out the new Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers. You can also find them on Walmart.com, but you will only find these Huggies Diapers at Walmart because they are a special exclusive just for Walmart customers!
So a big thank you to Huggies on spreading the love with Walmart Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Hugs and giving back to our communities. Now it’s time for you to spread the love with your community and give back with Huggies.
So how can your community project win a $2,000 #UltraHug grant from Huggies?
From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.
How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest
– Take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
– In that upload, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. I am sure you won’t have any trouble finding a community project that is near and dear to your heart. It could be a local park, rec-center or any other place that gives to your community selflessly.
Do you have a local community project that is near and dear to your heart? Tell me who you nominated in the comments below!
I’ve already upload my #UltraHug selfie! Check it out below and feel free to Retweet it to show your support for The Gan:
— Erica Chao (@MamasMission) April 25, 2015
Disclosure: Today’s post is sponsored by Huggies, by my love for their Community Project Grant is all my own! All opinions are 100% mine. I received compensation for sharing this information with you so that I can keep my children diapered and fed. Regardless, I only share products that I truly believe in and use for my family, and most importantly, that I feel will be a good fit for you, the reader. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.