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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!

 

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 

#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:

TIM AND CINDY LAPS

MEL AND VICKI HERSHBERGER

CALEB AND SUZIE WEBSTER

SKOTNICKY-SISTERS PHOTOGRAPHY 

JOY HARSH

BRITTANY KOTEMA

KRISTEN MCMULLIN {DELISH CUPCAKES}

RE INSPIRED BRIDE 

“SANTA” AND JILL HETRICK

GIVEAWAYS:

DESERT INN

LOVE BEAUTIFUL SKIN

TORI AMELIA BOWS

IANAZONE’S HOMEMADE PIZZA 

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MAKE SURE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THESE AMAZING BUSINESSES! YOU CAN FIND THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES BY CLICKING ON THEIR NAME.

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!

 

 

 

JoJo visits with The Sparkle Box

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We started two fun traditions last year around the Holidays! I couldn’t resist buying Elf on the Shelf for my kids!! Last year I went all out…..every…single…night. Isn’t it crazy how much energy goes in to that little elf arriving? Ahhhh!! I will have to say that this year I am slacking. Like…majorly.

We also started a tradition with something special my Mom bought the kids! It’s called The Sparkle Box. It is an amazing book all about the true meaning of Christmas {Jesus} and teaches ours kids about giving to others. It is right up the alley of the Little GIvers Club. We were honored that the Author, Jill Hardie, was able to come to our last Little Givers Club meeting and do a book reading! It fit in perfectly with the kid’s mission this month. I encourage you to buy this book! It’s amazing! 

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This year {and last} we brought these two fun traditions together. I had our elf, JoJo, bring the kids The Sparkle Box along with a giving mission to do. Last year JoJo brought them gloves to leave at a bus stop for a random person to find. {This is also the mission handed out to members of the Little Givers  Club for the month of December} This year JoJo left Hunter and Carter each a bag to fill for a family in need that will go to the Ronald McDonald house.

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(1) JoJo leaves the kids a note and gloves to giveaway last year, (2) Delivering Gloves to a local bus stop, (3) JoJo leaving the kids bags to fill for families in need this year

Do you know how many lives our cute kiddos could make an impact on if everyone who owned an Elf on the Shelf encouraged their kids to give in some way?!

Here are a few suggestions:

The Glove Give: Leave a a pair of gloves with a note telling your child to leave them at a bus stop.

Leave change for them to put in a Salvation Army Bucket.

Mail a letter to a soldier over seas. {This is also a Little Givers Club mission for December}

Color a picture for a neighbor.

Clean out their toy room and donate toys

Give a friend a special surprise.

Bake your mailman a treat.

I hope you will join me in teaching your child to give. When we teach them like this, and make it fun, they are likely to want to do it all the time!

Jill Hardie, the Author of The Sparkle Box, gave me a signed book  to give away! All you have to do is post a picture on social media of your Elf on The Shelf leaving your child a note and mission. Please post it on my Facebook Page Simply GIVE or on Instagram tagging @simply_give and using hashtags on both sites #LittleGiversClub and #TheSparkleBox ! A winner will be chosen on Friday! Have fun with this parents!

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Just for a little fun, if you have been following me on Simply Give, you know I’m a busy and kinda CRAZY Mom of four. If you didn’t know the crazy part, now you do! I dressed up like a real life Elf on the Shelf for my kids last year and made it on LIVE with Kelly and Michael! I have to tell you that I was 8 months pregnant with my son Cruz. HA! So this year I dressed up again, with Cruz as a baby Elf! I plan on sending it back in to the show for an update!  It was fun but I’m pretty sure that I will always be known as the Pregnant Elf on the Shelf.

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You can find The Sparkle Box on Facebook by clicking here. 

Find us, Simply GIVE, by clicking here.

#LittleGiversClub Food Drive

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You guys….The first Little Givers Club was a huge success, thanks to all of you!!

I was so pleased with the turn out and the amount of food we collected to give to Perry Helping Perry. Perry Helping Perry is a local non-profit that reaches out to the community to meet the needs of the people. They have so many amazing things going on through the year. A food pantry, a clothes closet,a bike giveaway, a Christmas blessing and SO much  more. I love what they are doing for the community and was so happy we could hook up with them.

Pump it Up was such a blast. We ended up having 59 kids in attendance plus all of their parents. It was just adorable to see all of them bringing in their canned goods and then having the time of their life running around like crazy. The kids played, then we had a small chat about why, “It’s nice to be nice.” After that I gave the kids their “missions” for the month. In their treat bags, they received an empty baggie with one of our #LittleGiversClub cards. They are suppose to put one dollar in it and leave it in the dollar spot at Target. There was also an envelope that had a free Wendy’s Frosty in it. They were to give this away to a friend or leave it in a random spot for someone to find. It’s been fun seeing pictures on social media with the kids completing their missions. You can search the hashtag #LittleGiversClub to follow all of the pictures. Here are a few pictures of our event!

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Check out this awesome sign made by Re Inspired Bride

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You can see how much fun we had! We played, had a chat, got to grab a slice of pizza and ended the night with passing out our treat bags! You don’t want to miss our next event “Bowling for Board games.” Sunday, December 7th at 4:30 pm. You can view the Facebook invite with all the details by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at Alivia@simply-give.net .

Thank you to all of our sponsors! I appreciate you SO much!

Tim and Cindy Laps

Mary Anne O’ Donnell

Valerie Rasinar

Mikey Tell

Ahh..Nuts!

Amy Wengerd Realty Group

Re Inspired Bride  Damara Gerig

Tara Blaine Photography

Skotnicky Sisters Photography 

Love Beautiful Skin

Two E’s in a Pod 

Also, thank you to Pump It Up for being so wonderful to work with for our very first #LittleGiversClub event!

If you are interested in sponsoring us, you can contact me at alivia@simply-give.net. We are always looking to do giveaways and would be more than happy accept monetary donations {100 % of donations will be used for events or to give back to our community.}

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