Both my boys have been patients at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital, both for different reasons, each visit as scary and sad as the other. Scary because our children were sick and injured. Sad because we knew that while we would walk out of that hospital with our children safe and sound, many other families would not. There is such a need for support at all Canadian children's hospitals, and Children's Miracle Network, along with Kinder® Canada's A Joy To Share program, are huge supporters. Each year, the children's hospitals supported by Children's Miracle Network provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick children. Yes, I said MILLIONS!
Children's Miracle Network has been raising funds for children's hospitals since 1983, and as of 2011 has raised over $4.3 billion, mostly donated a dollar or two at a time. Through monetary donations, fundraising or volunteering, you can help this amazing organization and in turn, support your local children's hospital and the sick children being treated.
Every dollar earned and donated by Children's Miracle Network means hope for a sick child and their family. Show your support by making your way to the Kinder® Canada Facebook Page, click on the A Joy To Share tab, and share a precious video with your Facebook friends, featuring a family who has relied on a children's hospital.
The current video featuring a little girl named Leah who was treated at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario will hit home with a lot of parents. A normally healthy child who was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening illness. A parent's worst nightmare, but a serious reality that anyone may face at any time. With each share of this video, Kinder® Canada will donate $1 to Children's Miracle Network. Share and help Kinder® Canada to reach their goal of $5000 in support of Children's Miracle Network. It's really that easy!
Along with supporting our local children's hospital this year, we will also be donating gently used toys from Big-A & Lil-J's toy bin and clothes from our closets to our local women's shelter. There are so many people in your own community who are in need, especially at this time of year. Any little bit helps, and nothing beats the feeling of knowing you've helped to make a difference in someone's life!
As a proud #KINDERMom, I'll also be showing some love to Kinder® Canada this Christmas by stuffing the boys stockings with delicious nut-free Kinder treats. My personal favourite are the Kinder Mini Eggs, so good!! Check out the large selection of Kinder treats at your local grocery store and treat your kids to a wonderful surprise!
I’m part of the KINDER® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.
As with every post that I write, the opinions on this blog are my own.