It's more important to give than to receive. That's my holiday mantra so I am thrilled to participate in GoodWorld's 12 days of giving campaign! Honestly, nothing is more important to me than a happy, healthy child but unfortunately not every child is so lucky. I am blessed to have three healthy children and I make it my mission to give back as much as I can. I was asked to choose a nonprofit from GoodWorld's participating non-profits and the one that really spoke out to me was: Pile of Smile!
Pile of Smile is non-profit that uses art to raise funds to grand wishes for kids with cancer. I thought this was a very unique concept. As a family that supports the arts and channeling our children's creativity, this concept spoke to us. Through Pile of Smile, you can donate money, art supplies, purchase activity books, art pieces created by your children or volunteer your time to help children.
Once I signed up, I put my kids to work. We held a family painting session over the weekend. We pulled out canvases, paints and put our imaginations into overdrive!
We each painted a piece and collectively decided that JC's was the best so we will be submitting this to Pile of Smile, along with a monetary donation! Every little bit helps!
Now it's your turn! Check out Goodworld's list of participating nonprofits today! Participate in their 12 Days of Giving campaign (December 12-23) and help spread the word!
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