Champions for Kids #DisneyCFK #CBias

Happy Holidays to you and your family! I told you about participating in the simple service project. The month of December which is the Disney Stocking Stuffer Celebration

Champions for Kids is working to mobilize millions of people by providing resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America, and beyond in the rest of the world. Each month has a different theme, and the theme for December was Christmas stockings, sponsored by Disney.

I grew up not poor and certainly not rich. I moved around a lot up until the 7th grade. There was a stint that lasted two years that afforded us a mansion on the lake for two years, I thought we were rich. Then we were shipped off to Florida and lived in a tiny apartment with little food for about four months. I did not attend school at the time either.

My dad sent tickets for our return to Minnesota and we eventually ended up in a two bedroom apartment, my dad was mugged and lost his mind for a few months.. All this upon my return. My family started visiting Food Shelves and my mother applied for food stamps. Without that assistance my mother would of been helpless. I have always given back to my community and shared this with my kids.  I am grateful to have been a part of this project.

My daughter and I headed to Walmart to pick up Disney themed items to fill our stocking. Disney played a big part in our house as the kids were growing up. Not to mention every single Disney Movie on VHS was bought. My daughters name is Aerial from the little Mermaid. I did spell it different though. :-)

Aerial was having fun showing me all the wonderful Disney toys.

I was thinking the items I purchased would be for a girl around the age of seven. I was looking for Little Mermaid Items too. The shelves were totally picked over but that is only because we were a few days before Christmas, what else should I expect?

We gathered our items and headed to check out. I love a smooth check out. I always look at every item that is punched into the register, or should I say scanned. My husband asked that I spend $25.00 on our stocking stuffers. I did the best I could with that limit. But I know some little girl will be pleasantly surprised!! I also had a lot of other items to pick up.

I laid everything out and still could not fit it all in one stocking, the Disney stockings were long gone from my store so I settled for a traditional one. We grabbed another stocking off the fireplace that my daughter graciously donated and filled two stockings with our Disney Themed prizes along with some little items from my daughters stocking she said she did not need.

We decided to give out Stocking to a local food shelf that I had visited when my kids were little and we were just starting out.

I asked the volunteer to please give our stockings to one or two little girls in need and I also dropped off a bag of food.

The food shelves are busy I walked in and waited my turn sitting next to three little girls sitting next to mommy eyeing my stockings. I held my bag of food as best I could over the stockings. My heart skipped a few beats and I held back tears. How fortunate my kids were as they grew up and how fortunate we are today to give back.

To learn more about Champions for Kids and giving back this season check out You can follow them on twitter @champions4kids Check out their Facebook Page at

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.


  1. That was so nice of y'all! I'm sure there was a pretty happy little girl when she saw all that.

  2. Someone was very, very happy. I just know it!

    Now on another note, go back and edit that receipt photo and cut off the part with your last four cc#'s. Thieves are brilliant at piecing info together. You don't want that broadcast on the internet!

  3. It sure looks like a little girl is going to be very pleasantly surprised this holiday season due to your generosity!

  4. April, that was so kind of you..I'm sure whoever gets these will be THRILLED!

  5. Great gift! There is one happy little girl out there this Christmas!

  6. It's so wonderful you did that. One or two litle girls must have ben thrilled!

  7. those stockings look great!! I also participated in this and had so much fun!

  8. Thank you for sharing your personal story April and what a perfect way to give back!

  9. Some little girl was very happy! Thanks for sharing your personal story April!


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