Disclosure: Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring today’s story and inspiring me to share this important information! All opinions are 100% mine.
Giving back to my community is as important to me as raising my children. By giving back I am doing my part to build a better future for them. Back in December the opportunity to collect used toys for a local shelter that I had not been aware of even existed in my community came around. Working with the Miami Rescue Mission – Women & Children’s Center was an eye-opening experience that touched my heart deeply.
With no place else to turn, mothers are sleeping cot to cot in a shelter for an entire host of reasons I could never even imagine being in. These young children have no place to call their own, no bed, no room, and no toys. All of the things many of us take for granted is missing entirely from their lives. I had to help however I could. Thus began my adventure to collect as many toys as I could get my hands on during the toy drive. I set up bins everywhere I could, my daughters preschool, my local recreation center and even outside the door of my home.
I created flyers, blogged about it, tweeted about it and even put flyers in mailboxes in my neighborhood. The support of my community was tremendous and brought tears to my eyes. This was supposed to be a used toy drive, a way to recycle old toys to be given to those less fortunate; however, one anonymous donor brought tears to my eyes when they dropped off bags upon bags of brand new toys. I was speechless. The toy drive was a huge success and I delivered six large bins of toys to the shelter. While I wasn’t there when the children were presented with the toys, I was told that there was so much joy in the room and it truly felt like the holidays were upon them.
The Miami Rescue Mission is the reason I decided to work with Huggies again to remind you that by simply snapping a selfie and sharing it you can help a local community project by giving them a chance at 1 of 10 grants being awarded by Huggies during the #UltraHug contest.
We love Huggies, because they keep preemie Snug & Dry with long-lasting leakage protection you can count on. The new Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers are available in sizes Newborn up to 35lbs – keeping your babies dry through the toddler years. With a new unique quilted liner to lock away wetness better and conforming, gap-free fit, they help keep my little one dry day and night! 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 now 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, shelter 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 Miami Rescue Mission Women & Children’s Center:
— Erica Chao (@MamasMission) June 16, 2015
Disclosure: Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring today’s story and inspiring me to share this important information! 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.