October Gives

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Join us OCTOBER 1 st-15th as we give comfort to women right here in our community.

We will be collecting NEW pajamas and NEW pillows for the YWCA in Canton and the Domestic Violence Project, Inc.

I am so happy that so many local businesses were willing to partner with us in this effort! Shop local and eat local, while you GIVE local. Please see attached flyer for info and drop off locations! Thank you again to all who are  participating!!! The Bird’s Nest Furniture , Sol Pie Pizza, Dr. Danielle Kiko, Olde Wood Limited, Quality Heating and Cooling in Massillon, Anytime Fitness Perry, Comfort Suites in Hartville, and Studio E.

 

Find our event on Facebook:  Pillows and Pajamas

 

 

LITTLE GIVERS CLUB EVENT

Happy Birthday Little Givers Club! Help us celebrate our 3rd Birthday!!

We are so excited that the Little Givers Club has grown! Another year of spreading kindness is something we like to celebrate!!

Join in on the kindness by bringing items to donate to kids in our community.  Come help us fight hunger by donating to the Stark County Hunger Task Force’s backpack program.

Did you know that ONE in FOUR kids go hungry every night in Stark County? That is heartbreaking.

Come and GIVE with us on October 8th at Sky Zone off of Whipple Ave! The cost is $10 and includes 1 hour of jump time, Sky Zone socks and a snack. (A big thank you to Sky Zone for discounting their fees just for our group!) Please arrive between 2:15 and 2:30 to check in and drop off your food donations. Our group will be jumping from 3:00-4:00. Here is a list of items for donations. Microwavable meals, shelf stable milk, granola bars, juice boxes and instant oatmeal.

 

 

If you plan to bring your kiddos out, please register HERE.

You can find our event on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Thank you again for all of your support! We love promoting kindness in our community! If you love what we do and want to support our mission of spreading kindness, we would be so appreciative of your donations. We are officially a nonprofit so all monetary donations are a tax deduction! Look for our donate button above!

 

Project Lullaby //

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Project Lullaby 

We invite you to join us as we make care bags for women who have recently miscarried.

This event will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at First Christian Church from 6-8 PM.

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You can find tickets and event details by clicking : Project Lullaby

Thank you for helping us reach out to women going through this difficult time. I really appreciate your support!

xoxo- Alivia

Any questions or comments, you can email me at alivia@simply-give.net

Caring for the Courageous

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We had a wonderful time at our Caring for the Courageous event! Last year, we had about 34 women in attendance and made 50 chemotherapy care bags. This year we had 97 women in attendance and made almost 300 chemotherapy care bags. The outpouring of support has been amazing! We are so grateful to each and everyone of you who donated items, money and your time. It doesn’t matter if you donated one item or 25 items, $5 or $50, we could not of done this without each and every one of you.

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Two years ago, we asked women who have battled cancer what items they would find helpful, they gave us a list and that is how we chose our items. In each of our chemotherapy care bags, we put the following items: Lemon drops {for dry mouth}, Fiji water, a crossword puzzle, a journal and pen, cozy socks, a mug, Purell , tissues, peppermint tea {for nausea}, $5 Starbucks gift card, chap stick, hand lotion, and a hand written note of encouragement. Each lady who attended Caring for the Courageous went down an assembly line to grab a tote and one of each item listed. We loved having everyone be hands on and get involved.

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We had the support of Faith Family Church. They took up an offering at their Flourish women’s gathering in February and collected $3,135 for our cause. In addition, they donated 60 care bags through their connect groups.  They also let us use their banquet room to host our event and I appreciate it so much. Local businesses donated baked goods. Sweet T’s Confections donated cupcakes, Scrumdiddlyumptious donated chocolate chips cookies, and The Cake Lady donated cutouts. Our local Giant Eagle also donated a $25 gift card. Lisa Burwell made a generous donation to cover the cost of all of out food. THANK YOU all SO much!

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Simply Give is so happy to be supporting the courageous women battling cancer in our community. This has been on my heart to reach out to women battling cancer. After praying about what I could do to reach out, Jacqui Rini came to me with the idea to make these care bags. You can check out her blog by clicking HERE.  We are both so thrilled to head up such a great cause, but more importantly we are so thrilled to have support of so many. THANK YOU!

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After assembling our care bags, we had two women share their testimony and battle with cancer. It was very inspiring and inspirational. Polly shared that she appreciates every day moments so much more. She really relied on God to get through this time. She is beyond grateful to God that she is cancer free to enjoy life with her husband and two daughters.

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Brandi, wife and mom to two sweet girls,  shared about her battle with breast cancer. She opted to have a double mastectomy. One of my favorite things she said was, “I am not attached to my hair and breast, they are attached to me.” Profound. Her zeal for life is amazing, her positive attitude and faith in God is truly inspiring. She shared her own personal battle with cancer all while her  sweet mama was welcomed into Heaven, battling cancer herself. It has been a few months since her mother entered Heaven’s gates, and I know she is doing exactly what her mom wanted her to do, sharing the good news of Jesus.

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We ended the evening praying over the bags and for any woman who may be battling cancer. There is just something about 100 women in a room, thanking God for his goodness and peace that will overcome these women receiving the bags.

Over the next week, we will spend time delivering to several local cancer centers. I’ll post about it when all of the drop off’s are complete!!

Thank you Sabrina Hall Photography for donating your time and talents to capture our event. You are a blessing!!!

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“She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, or want to get involved with Simply GIVE, you can contact me at Alivia@simply-give.net.

Please save the date for our next event on Tuesday, July 19th, Project Lullaby. We will be making care bags for women who have recently miscarried. These bags will be given out by Dr. Danielle Kiko at her practice. More info to come.

THANK YOU!

Love and Blessings, Alivia Hershberger

February Events //

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We have some exciting events coming up in February!

SIMPLY GIVE

Simply Give is hosting our second annual Mardi Bra! Once again we are collecting NEW bras, NEW underwear and feminine products for the YWCA! Last year was a blast and we collected a total of 338 items! This year my goal is 400 items! This is just a small way to be a blessing to the women in the community! Plus, what woman doesn’t love shopping for bras and underwear?

JOIN US ON MARDI GRAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT

THE KARMA CAFE //  4339 Dressler Road NW // Canton, OH  44718

OPEN HOUSE FROM 5:30-8:30 PM

RECEIVE A FREE COFFEE WITH ANY DONATION THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT

Thank you to the Karma Cafe for letting us host our Mardi Bra there!

So sweet of you to offer a free coffee with any donation.

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LITTLE GIVERS CLUB 

HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

The Little Givers Club will be collecting gently used clothing and toiletries for the

YWCA and the Refuge of Hope in Canton.

PACK UP YOUR KIDS AND JOIN US ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH FROM  6:00-8:00 PM

CATHEDRAL OF LIFE CHURCH // 4111 38th Street NW  // Canton, OH 44718

Last year we collected over 60 bags of clothing and and over 50 McDonald’s gift cards for the Y’s  incentive program. We had an absolute blast, especially when special visitors Anna, Elsa and Olaf came!

Clean out the whole fam’s closet and and bring 3 toiletries per child!

Here is a list of toiletries needed:

Hair brushes / 3 in 1 body wash / women’s body wash / deodorant /

shampoo / conditioner / bar soap /chap stick / razors / shaving cream

CLOTHING DROP OFF

For more information you can e-mail me at alivia@simply-give.net

FIND OUR EVENTS ON FACEBOOK:

MARDI BRA

HEART FOR THE HOMELESS 

Aultcare 30

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I am honored to be part of the Aultcare 30! Thank you to MIX 94.1 and Aultcare for this amazing honor! I am so excited to be able to share with people what SIMPLY GIVE and THE LITTLE GIVERS CLUB are doing in the community.

My vision for Simply Give from the beginning has been inspire others to give generously in every area of their life. To God, to your family and friends and  to reach out to the needs of the community. Simply Give was founded on this quote, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give”.

That quote is so true.  My posts usually pertain to motherhood, nurturing your marriage {I post a #WeddedBlissWednesday post once e a week,} blessing those who are in our life on a regular basis, or preforming a random act of kindness to a complete stranger. Every day, we have to opportunity to give in literally every area of our life.

Simply GIVE has events through the year. Our very first event was in March of this year. We had a “Mardi-Bra” on Mardi Gras and collected 115 new bras, 211 new pairs on panties and 12 feminine products. All of these items were donated to the local YWCA and the Hope House for Women. At our next event held in April, Caring for the Courageous, a group of women assembled 50 chemotherapy care bag which were distributed to local cancer centers. Our next event will be held on Thursday, August 27th at La Pizzeria from 5:30-8:30 PM to make admission bags for families and babies at the Aultman NICU through the Peep Program (Parents Encouraging and Embracing Parents). More information is  on our Facebook page.

I am not only a wife but a mom of 4, which is why I started the Little Givers Club. The Little Givers Club was created to teach children to reach out to others in their community by doing random act of kindness. Our goal is to teach kids when we display simple acts of kindness, not only do we make an impact on the lives around us, it also makes an impact on our own lives. Our slogan is simple but true,

It’s Nice to Be Nice”.

We hold events a few times a year, which are opportunities for kids to meet and interact with other Little Givers and most importantly, have fun! We hand out “missions” to the kids that they can complete with their parents in-between events. This creates a firsthand encounter of the impact of random acts of kindness. You can search our hashtag #LittleGiversClub to see some opf the missions we have done. They are as simple as leaving a quarter in a candy machine for when the next child comes through a store, or leaving a treat in the mailbox for your mailman.

In November 2014, the Little Givers Club collected 2 carloads of food for a local food pantry. Over the holidays, we collected over 60 board games for families less fortunate. In February 2015 we collected over 65 bags of clothing that were delivered to the local YWCA. In addition, we collected 58 gift cards to McDonalds for the YWCA’s Incentive Program. In April, we were recognized at the Akron Rubber Ducks game and collected 194 boxes of character band aids and 144 teddy bears, all delivered to Akron Children’s Hospital. In July we collected 564 items to send overseas to our troops.

As a busy wife and mom of four, I am striving daily to inspire more and more people to make an impact on the world around us. I hope you will join in on this journey! I am going to be completely honest and let you know I’m not the best about updating this website {because I am, chasing four cute kids around} BUT I do keep our social media pages updated daily! Please follow us and share with your friends!

Facebook: Simply GIVE  and Little Givers Club

Instagram: @simply_give and @littlegiversclub

Simply GIVE and the Little Givers Club’s goal is to obtain a non-profit status within the next year! Thank you for your support! And thank you again to MIX 94.1 and Aultcare for this honor! {You too Danielle Vincent for nominating me!}

XOXO, Alivia

Website Update

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Hey guys!

I am not able to keep up with blogging due to a busy schedule with the kids! I hope to get back to it in a few months!

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Please find us on social media to keep up to date on events and what we are doing in the community!

We now have a separate social media accounts for Simply Give and  the Little Givers Club! Please be sure to follow us on both!

Facebook:

Simply GIVE

Little Givers Club

Instagram:

@simply_give

@littlegiversclub

If you have any inquiries, you can e-mail me at: info@simply-give.net

Have a wonderful week!

Alivia

#LittleGiversClub Bandaids and Bears

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The Little Givers Club is so excited to be collecting items for Akron Children’s Hospital at The Akron Rubber Ducks on Friday, April 10th!

This past year my friend, Courtney Smyser came to me with the idea to collect bandaids and bears for Akron Children’s. She has had childhood cancer on her heart and wanted to do something to give back to these amazing kids. We have joined forces to make this event reach out more children.

The Akron Rubber Ducks have been so amazing to work with and are going to host our event. Our Little Givers will be recognized and will be able to walk on the field before the game. Info and ticket sales are on the flyer. You can just call Jenna if you would like to purchase tickets.

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The Little Givers Club will also be able to throw the first pitch of the game! We are so excited for Ayanna Culler to be our guest of honor. She has recently spent a lot of time at Akron Children’s for a neuroblastoma, but with lots of prayer, she recently got an awesome report! You can find more information on her CaringBridge site: Ayanna Culler

If you feel like you want to bless this family by making a monetary donation, you can do so by clicking here: Yanni Strong

We are so honored to have her whole family with us that night! We want them to have the VIP treatment. They will be arriving in style thanks to First Class Limos! We are so thankful to you guys for donating your services to this amazing family!!

If you would like anymore information about the Little Givers Club, you can e-mail me at info@simply-give.net. You can follow us on Facebook by clicking here: Simply GIVE

To find this event page on Facebook, you can click here: Bandaids and Bear

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS AMAZING CAUSE!

#LittleGiversClub Bowling for Board Games

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OUR SECOND LITTLE GIVERS CLUB EVENT WAS A SUCCESS! IT WAS HELD AT HALL OF FAME BOWLING LANES ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH. IT ONLY TOOK ME A MONTH TO POST ABOUT IT! AHHH, IT WAS A CRAZY BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON WITH MY FOUR BABES.

WE TEAMED UP WITH PERRY HELPING PERRY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH ONE OF THE MANY THINGS THEY GIVE TO FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTMAS, BOARD GAMES. WE HAD 52 KIDS IN ATTENDANCE AND COLLECTED OVER 60 BOARD GAMES AND HAD 8 MISCELLANEOUS TOYS DONATED.

WE HAD A  SPECIAL TREAT, JILL HARDIE THE AUTHOR OF THE SPARKLE BOX CAME AND READ “THE SPARKLE BOX” TO THE KIDS.  START THIS TRADITION WITH YOUR KIDS IF YOU HAVE NOT YET. IT WILL SHOW YOUR KIDS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS TRULY ABOUT. JESUS AND GIVING TO OTHERS.

WE BOWLED, WE READ, WE ATE, WE HAD FUN, SANTA SHOWED UP, AND THEN HEADED OUT WITH TREAT BAGS IN HAND! OUR TREAT BAGS FROM EACH EVENT ALSO CONTAIN THE KID’S MISSIONS FOR THE MONTH. MISSION 1 WAS MAILING A CHRISTMAS CARD TO A SOLDIER OVERSEAS. WE PROVIDED A PRE-ADDRESSED CHRISTMAS CARD, SO ALL THE KIDS {PARENTS} HAD TO DO WAS WRITE IN IT AND PLACE A STAMP ON IT. THE SECOND MISSION WAS “THE GLOVE GIVE.” WE HAD A CUTE LITTLE POST CARD WITH A POEM AND THE KIDS WERE TO BUY A PAIR OF GLOVES AND DROP THE GLOVES OFF TO A BUS STOP OR BUS STATION. WE LITERALLY JUST DID THIS LAST WEEK!

THANK YOU AGAIN TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED AND HAS SUPPORTED SIMPLY GIVE AND THE LITTLE GIVERS CLUB. I COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

INFO FOR THE NEXT LITTLE GIVERS CLUB WILL BE UP WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK. THE MISSIONS FOR JANUARY ARE….. DO SOMETHING NICE FOR A NEIGHBOR AND DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOUR GRANDPARENTS. MAKE A SPECIAL VISIT TO SEE THEM, COLOR THEM A PICTURE, MAIL THEM A CARD, BAKE SOME CUPCAKES. JUST DO SOMETHING SPECIAL!

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SPONSORS:

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MEL AND VICKI HERSHBERGER

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JOY HARSH

BRITTANY KOTEMA

KRISTEN MCMULLIN {DELISH CUPCAKES}

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“SANTA” AND JILL HETRICK

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Missions for January

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Here are your missions for the month of January! Don’t forget to do your “glove give” from last month if you haven’t completed it yet! Also, I’d love to see your pictures. Post them on Simply GIVE on Facebook and or tag us on instagram @simply_give ! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #LittleGiversClub!

For some reason, the only time I have a free few minutes to do a video, I am makeup less! It’s a good things kids don’t care about that type of stuff! (Wink)

Have fun!