My grandfather was a devout volunteer nearly every day of his life. When his body began to fail him, he made my uncle drive him around town so that he could get his Meals on Wheels deliveries done. He was only a month shy of 88. His love of volunteerism was infectious and because he took me on his rounds when I was younger, I developed a love of volunteering at a young age. Even in high school, I devoted 100 hours/school year to volunteering in the schools and nursing homes.
I don’t volunteer as much as I would like to but I do what I can and I jump at every opportunity to provide a need where need is needed. Needy need.
I was extremely honored when Champions for Kids and Collective Bias asked me to partner with Odwalla to do an unused sports equipment drive. I decided that I would ask Styles’ class to donate unused sports equipment in exchange for a pizza and Odwalla juice party. His class is on spring break this week but they are excited to bring some sports equipment to school next week so that we can party hard! Champions for Kids is an organization that I have worked with before on a Stocking Stuffer program so I know that they are a reputable organization that I am proud to work with.
I will be donating the equipment to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Empire.
I personally went to Walmart yesterday and purchased 1 tennis racket, 1 sack of tennis balls, and a tee-ball bat that came with a ball. I also purchased some Odwalla Superfood Antioxidant juice. It’s green and absolutely amazing. We actually drink that juice in our home and my children love it, so I knew exactly where to find it in the refrigerated section near the orange juice.
I had the great fortune to be with one of my bestest friends in the world and she accompanied me to Walmart to pick out our wares. I couldn’t have done it without her because I’m not the brightest bulb in the bunch and I couldn’t figure out what kids would get the most use out of. We had a fantastic time reminiscing about old times where we really didn’t care for one another and then conspired to take over the world with our charm and tennis ball sacks.