Being a Walmart Mom and working with an amazing group of bloggers has been an incredible blessing. I feel so honored to be a part of this group of amazing women. Walmart recently gave me the opportunity, as a Walmart Mom, to give back to our local community. And I thought this would be a great opportunity to share the importance of giving with the kidlets as well.
So with the giftcard provided, the boys and I went to our local Walmart store to shop for some toys to donate to our local community. Our goal was to spend $50 on toys for girls and $50 on toys for boys. Since we are a household of all boys, we pretty much knew what boys would love to receive for Christmas this year. The girls, however, is foreign territory for us. But I think we managed to snag some girl gifts that I think some little girl this year will be excited to receive on Christmas morning.
Out of our $100 budget, we managed to spend $99.16 with a total of 14 toys to donate. I think we did pretty good!!!
- Pink Fijit: $15.00
- Lalaloopsy: $6.47
- 3d Princess Puzzle: $4
- My Little Pony-3 Pack: $8.97
- Fijit Friends Newbies Tika: $14.97
For the Girls:
- Star Wars-Commander Cody: $6.88
- Lego Hero Factory: $8.97
- Lego Creator Minis: $5.97
- Big Boots- 3 pk: $5.97
- MatchBox Gift Set: $9.47
- Slinky: $3.00
- Super Hero Puzzles: $1.00 each
For the Boys:
So how do you think we did? I think we did great! And the boys not only learned the importance of giving back but also had fun doing it (they are great “toy testers”). At the end, the boys couldn’t stop talking about what they gave, saying things like “these kids are going to have a great Christmas!” “we picked out some awesome toys to give to the kids, didn’t we Mama.” “we are going to make some kids very happy for Christmas”. So, what did we do with the toys? The boys and I dropped them off at one of our local fire stations. They take new toy donations this time of year which they give to children in need. There are many places to give, some local churches may accept donations this time of year as well as well-known national organizations like Toys for Tots. Many communities across the country are accepting all kinds of donations this time of year, whether it is big or small don’t forget to give back this holiday season.
One way Walmart is giving back this holiday is through their 12 Days of Giving program which you can check out on Facebook. I personally want to give Walmart a BIG THANK YOU for allowing me to give back to my own local community through our toy donations. I’m sure some little kids are going to be very happy on Christmas morning.
Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post as well as given a giftcard to purchase the products mentioned in this post. The toys mentioned in this post were donated to my local community through a donation to the fire station. As always my participation is voluntary and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.