The holidays are upon us, and while we're busy decorating the house, baking cookies, and feeling festive, it's also a time to remember that there will be many who won't be celebrating the holiday season from the comfort of their home.
Every year, thousands of children and families find themselves spending the holiday season in the hospital. I know from experience—having spent time in our children's hospital with my oldest son—how important it is to keep children entertained and feeling happy while they're sick and not at home. Sometimes, something as simple as a new toy or game can help brighten a child's day while they're in the hospital, giving them the power to imagine a better tomorrow.
Since it is the season of giving, Duracell believes in powering the imagination of sick children by helping ensure kids can still be kids, and enjoy the magic of the season despite their illness that's keeping them away from home.
For the 10th year in a row, Duracell is donating a year's supply of batteries to hospital playrooms across the country to power smiles through the holiday season—and beyond. And since it's the time of year to give, you can get involved too—for every pack of Duracell batteries you buy at Walmart in December, Duracell will donate to Children's Miracle Network.
The goal? To raise $150,000. With your purchase, you'll not only be powering your own family's holiday joy, you'll also be making a child's hospital stay a little brighter, too.
Batteries are always on the top of my list of things to buy during the holiday season. After all, waking up on Christmas morning to a house of excited kids opening new toys wouldn't be that great if there were no batteries to power up those new toys or electronics, right? Trust me, I speak from experience—it is far better to be prepared with batteries than to be without in December!
Hasbro sent my boys a little pre-holiday gift that we've powered up with our Duracell batteries—I don't mind an early gift if it means my boys will be playing together, happily, and not asking me yet again what's under the tree for them this year. They're entertained with their new Bop It! game, giving me more time to finish baking those holiday cookies without burning them. (It's such a fun game—I'm still trying to beat my oldest son's record!).
While we enjoy the wonderful things that come with the holiday season, my children know the importance of giving back in big and little ways, to those less fortunate than us; knowing that we're helping the Children's Miracle Network when we buy our Duracell batteries at Walmart makes us feel good about our purchase.
Duracell always helps make the magic of the holidays last longer, and knowing how much Duracell gives back to children who are in the hospital—making them smile while they're lost in the world of imagination during playtime—makes it easier to enjoy the good things of the season.
Disclosure: I have partnered up with Duracell for this campaign and I have received compensation for my post. All views and opinions are my own.