The thought of anyone going without food hurts my heart, but the thought of a child going hungry is more than I can bear. Can you believe that more than sixteen million children struggle with hunger? That’s sixteen million too many in my book! Wouldn’t you agree?!?
Summer is a particularly tough time for those struggling to make ends meet and provide food for their children because their grocery bills tend to go up so much in the summer months. Not to mention that if children were receiving a free or reduced fee meal at school, that often doesn’t happen during the summertime.Even if free summer meal plans are available, many parents don’t know about them. It’s time to change that!
I’m thrilled to share with you Kmart’s amazing initiative to help end the childhood hunger epidemic! There a couple of ways you can help:
- Visit the New Charity Gift Registry on shopyourway.com. Purchase any item in the registry and the product will be donated directly to kids in need as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. And to celebrate the launch of this registry, through the end of August for every dollar spent, Kmart will match your contribution up to $50,000. You can also make a donation directly to the cause through the registry and Kmart will match that as well.
- Join the Birthday Club on shopyourway.com. When you sign up, your child will receive $5 birthday bucks on his or her birthday AND to celebrate, Kmart will donate $1 for each sign-up to the No Kid Hungry campaign up to $50,000.
Also, I would love it if you could join us on Thursday, August 8th, at 1:00 PM EST for the Kmart #1MillionMeals Twitter party! It is Kmart’s mission to help end childhood hunger this summer by matching donations to purchase 1 million meals. Who’s going to join me in helping them do just that!?!
It’s important to note that Kmart is making a guaranteed donation of $100,000 to Share Our Strength regardless of the total value of purchase transactions through the Shop You Way Charity Gift Registry and the number of new Kmart Birthday Club registrations that take place through August 31, 2013. Share Our Strength is a non-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501 © (3). For more information on Share Our Strength, visit www.nokidhungry.com. * This amount was determined on the basis that $1 can help connect a child with up to 10 nutritious meals, which is, in turn, based on the individual experiences of Share Our Strength’s grant recipients. It is provided to illustrate how community investments can be used to help end childhood hunger. Each contribution made to Share Our Strength represents a contribution to its original mission. Donations will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kmart. The opinions and text are all mine.