Blogging has provided me with so. many. wonderful. opportunities to partner with brands/companies with an eye towards humanitarian, service oriented campaigns.
The Nestle Family Happy New School Year Party that I just hosted was one such opportunity that I’m proud to be involved with. With the goal of helping children have access to books and the resources to read and enjoy them, The Nestle Adopt-A-School program has distributed MILLIONS of books to elementary school children across the country.
I get to help in this effort, and it’s fabulous!
It has been such a pleasure to be able to work with Nestle and the RIF foundation in order to promote literacy. Through the efforts of Mom It Forward, Nestle, RIF, and my acquaintances; countless children in my community will benefit from the donation of hundreds of dollars worth of books that should be both fun to read, and also educational.
The bibliophile in me was thrilled to be asked to help promote literacy within my own community, with a focus on nutrition, health and wellness.
The social butterfly that likes to flutter her wings was particularly excited with the prospect of having a PARTY in order to help promote literacy.
I invited 15 or so of my closest friends over for a “Literacy Brunch”.
Everyone in attendance brought at least one book (most attedees brought many) to be donated to children in need.
We ate flower shaped waffles,
and had the opportunity to talk about our children and their individual journeys towards life-long literacy.
We even had a few raffles, compliments of Nestle!
At the end of the day, I’d guess that combined with the $350.00 dollars worth of books that RIF donated, my friends and I gathered close to $1000 dollars worth of books for local children.
It felt really, really good.
We packed up the books,
And now we just need to deliver them.
More on that to come!
Disclosure: Nestle provided me with the paper goods, party favors/raffle items, and some of the decorations/food for the party. They also coordinated the delivery of books for donation by RIF and gave me a small amount of monetary compensation for hosting the party.