Title I and Title X To Partner with Champion for Kids - SIMPLE Giving

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, over 16 million American children live in poverty, making hunger a daily challenge for families in need.  Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald, Kettle Chips, and the Okaloosa County School District’s Title I and Title X programs have joined forces to make it simple for communities to provide basic resources for students through in-store donations.

Champion for Kids SIMPLE Giving program offers a way for shoppers at Wal-Mart to donate supplies, food, and personal hygiene products for high needs and at-risk students.  Donations will be provided for students in Okaloosa County's Title I and Title X programs that demonstrate a need for these items.

From February 18 to March 4, U.S. customers at more than 3,600 participating Walmart stores can purchase snacks and breakfast items for children and place them inside designated donation bins.  Local stores participating are located in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville.  All donations made in-store will stay in the local community and be distributed through school districts or youth-based organizations.

In addition, Champions for Kids, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Emerald and Kettle Chips will provide 13 awards, totaling $45,000, to school districts and participating youth-based organizations based on the total number of donated items collected in each store.

The Snacks for Students program is part of SIMPLE Giving, a Champions for Kids program that seeks to make it simple for shoppers to purchase and donate items children need. For more information on the program, visit http://championsforkids.org/simplegiving.

Please share this information with parents and other community members.           

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SIMPLE Giving Snacks for Students Flyer (English)   
SIMPLE GIving Snacks for Students Flyer (Spanish)