Congrats to our winner Lillian G.!
Last year around this time Corine Ingrassia and I were working on our program It Takes A Family. We were just two moms with Staten Island roots and a desire to brighten the holiday for the island that we love- one family at a time. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support of both local and out of state volunteers that signed up to connect and help families affected by Sandy.
Seeing over 350 volunteers coming together to organize groups and help fulfill individual family needs and wishes has been heartwarming. Together, we collectively donated over $20,000, which helped over 200 families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
And while our program is closed this year I am happy to Partner with Kohl's to help make the season brighter for a Staten Island family who was affected by Hurricane Sandy last year (and giveaway a $50 Kohl's giftcard to one lucky reader!)
The family Kohl's partenered me with has two children, Elianna (9) and Anthony (8) and they were incredibly humbled and appreciative of this #GivingWithKohls donation which is being facilitated with the help of The United Way!
It was a WONDERFUL experience being able to have this $150 dollar gift card for Kohl's and to go online and buy some Christmas for this family. I know having my kids WATCH me take part in acts of kindness is better than any lip service I could give them when it comes to teaching them about giving back!
My Family's Wishlist for the holiday from Kohl's included:
Sketchers Dreamcatcher Athletic Shoes (for girls) – size 4.5 or 5 ($40)
And because I love to share the goodwill with others this season Kohl's has given me a $50 giftcard to giveaway to one lucky reader! For a chance to win it leave a comment on this blog post to THIS QUESTION What toys from KOHL's do your kids want for the holidays? For a second entry you can Follow @MelissasChapman on Twitter and retweet this giveaway with the hashtag #GivingWithKohls ! For another entry you can subscribe to our YouTube Channel and leave a comment here that you subscribed. For another entry you can LIKE us on Facebook! For another entry you can follow Melissa Chapman on Pinterest and for another entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and. Good LUCK! Giveaway ends December 19th!
Kohl's sent me these two giftcards- one to use to go shopping for a family and the other to give away to a reader but did not sponsor this post in any way.