This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My family and I try and give back to the community as much as we can throughout the year. Just last month, we cleaned out our closets and donated new and gently used clothing and household items to our local church. Giving back is very important to us and not only it is good for tax benefits, it really does great for the soul too.
The Children’s Miracle Network and Costco
Recently, I was thrilled to know that we could also help support CMN Hospitals by donating at your local Costco. My kids love Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal for breakfast so buying it at Costco and being able to donate while there makes it even better!
Here’s a fact. Do you know that more than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like Children’s National Health System across North America every year? To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
I personally support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because it’s near and dear to my heart. Last February, I lost my nephew, Aaron, who was only thirteen years old. He was suffering from congenital heart defects since birth and had undergone many treatments. Unfortunately, the doctors who treated Aaron were unable to save him.
There are many inspiring stories about children being treated at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and one of the stories that touched my heart is Samerya’s.
Samerya suffers from nephrotic syndrome and even after a kidney transplant, her syndrome still returned and is in remission. For now, she remains on anti-rejection medicine until her talented caregivers figure out the next steps. You can read more about Samerya’s story here.
Giving Back with General Mills Cereals at Costco