I always make a point of teaching Bug to give at Christmas time. Kids especially get caught up in the receiving of gifts and I feel it is so important to teach children that giving is much better than receiving. Each year we do what we can in small ways but we have never had the chance to do something big.
So I was thrilled when I was asked to participate in the RAZ (“Random Acts of Zhu”) Program. It is the 3rd annual – and largest – community service program sponsored by Cepia, LLC the makers of ZhuZhu Pets®.
Last year, Cepia, LLC partnered with 100 bloggers and donated 10,000 toys to kids in need in through their 2010 RAZ program.
I was so excited to be a part of it this year! A couple weeks ago a HUGE shipment of Zhu Zhu pets toys arrived at our house. My son’s eyes lit up and he thought they were for him. I told him right away that their are kids who wouldn’t have a Christmas this year and that we would be giving all of these toys to those kids. I was very happy with his response and his excitement to help other children in need.
We chose to give all of the toys to our local Calvary Christian church so that they would be given to the family’s in the church who were in need of help this year for Christmas. Bug helped us with the delivery to the church and he was so happy to know that kids in need would have a great Christmas.
It was great to be able to help by giving kids Christmas and I am so happy Cepia allowed my family to be a part of it.
I encourage you all to give this Christmas season. Even if it’s just a meal to a family in need, or a few gift donations. It will make all the difference for them!