This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.
There are a lot of things I want for my kids. I want them to make goals and achieve them. To tackle things that scare them with courage. And of course, to have fun and make memories along the way.
But most important of all, I want them to contribute to the world around them. It would be the greatest joy to see them grow to be men of respect. I hope they will be both worthy of it and able to show it, and to be kind and considerate individuals as well.
Saturday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Whether it’s kind things for each other in your family, or going out in the world and making an impact, I challenge you to celebrate with your kids this year.
It’s a challenge for me too. Honestly, these things can become extra things on my to-do list, things that are so much easier to accomplish on my own. But stopping to invest in it makes such a difference in both me and my kids.
For example, around the holidays we participated in a gift drive for local kids in need. It would have been so much easier to just run to the store and grab a few toys. But we made an event of going to the store and working together to pick out gifts for the little girl assigned to us.
The thing that surprised me the most was how much my oldest son connected to the experience. He had so many questions – “How will we get her the presents? Where does she live? Will we go to her house? What’s she doing right now?”
Kids really grasp things much more than we give them credit for sometimes. You can help them to get involved by bringing them with you to do your act of kindness – whether it’s sorting clothes or toys for donation, bringing cookies to an emergency response team, or bringing supplies to those in need. Answer their questions, allow them to help where they can, and help them to understand how everyone is worthy of kindness, common courtesy and respect.
This year, Pampers at Sam’s Club is offering big savings on diapers just in time for Random Acts of Kindness Day. You can get $8 off two Pampers diapers or wipes items, and a $10 eGift Card when you spend $50 on select items. Pampers are the only diapers we buy for our family. This promotion gives the opportunity to not only stock up for yourself, but to give to others.
When crisis hits, typically I think of donating food or clothing. But rarely do I consider the very real need for diapers in those circumstances. This is the perfect time to donate to a local diaper bank, pregnancy center, shelter, etc. With the great deals going on, consider donating diapers to a family or shelter in need.
How do you get your kids involved in being kind?