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Boys & Girls Club: Give the Gift of a Great Future Holiday #GreatFutures

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.


Every time around this year I try to remind my children that as much as toys are pushed through the media (thank you commercials) and through word of mouth at school, that getting toys is not the only thing the holidays are about. We need to remember that there are some children and families out there that our less fortunate then us. Some have nothing, a lot of them wont even get a present let alone a hot meal. One way I’ve recently learned to help others is through the Boys and Girls Club of America. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is hosting their third annual Give the Gift of Great futures program. The Give the Gift of Great futures program will help inspire you and show us all what the true meaning of giving is. 

Be sure to check out their website for some great tips on how to inspire your children to give back to the community this season, these tips would work great for teachers to talk to their students as well!My favorite tip they mention is to acknowledge and celebrate ALL types of giving and it’s so true. Giving doesn’t always mean monetarily and people often forget that. 

Whether your child volunteers, donates allowance, helps a friend or neighbor, or is simply kind to a sibling, praise the effort or celebrate your child’s giving with a reward or a matching gift.

While there make sure to visit Kids Give Back contest where you can scroll through and see all the Boys and Girls Club BGCA giving back in their communities throughout the year and vote on one. You can also create some cute holiday gift tags with the Gift Tag Generator.



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The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


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