Every year around the holidays, I make sure to donate toys in an effort to genuinely help out and teach Jayden the importance of giving. My Christmases weren’t always lavish and there were times when I received gifts through community programs. Giving back is near and dear to me and is pretty much not an option, but a must. One of the things I love about being a Walmart Mom is having the opportunity and support to give more. Walmart gave me the opportunity to shop for toys to donate within a $50 budget, so Jayden and I went shopping for toys for “friends” at Walmart. We also made a contribution to our local food drive.
Browsing the aisles, I saw so many “cool” toys that I wish I could have gotten, but my purpose was to provide gifts for as many children as possible by going for bargain items. Puzzles and craft sets always make great gifts. I’m really loving the Kid Connection line for donating. They make adorable little tea sets. Per usual, I made sure to grab some Hot Wheels cars, Barbies, and other odds and ends (Lion King phones). The toys we purchased totaled to around $60 and of course I didn’t mind going over. While Jayden got to put the toys in the donation bin last year, he was too sleepy to do so this year :(. We take our donations to the local laundromat and they are always so grateful to receive the donations especially since they don’t receive many. Below is a video of our charitable experience!
1 Year ago: Our Toy Haul for Charity
I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing this experience with you… part of which I contributed to our local food drive. All words and opinions are my own.