77Kids Do Good Day

 

Last week, Kenzie and Kyle (with some help from Mom!)  brought their youth and creativity to a local nursing home to brighten the day for elderly patients. What an experience.

Kenzie and Kyle did a great job participating in a sing a long of lots of nursery rhymes, drawing pictures for residents, handing out flowers, and participating  in a bean bag competition with each other & the residents.

The kids really enjoyed themselves and they especially liked my explanation for our visit — we were visiting these old people in the hopes that other children far away are visiting their 93 year old Great Aunt Kay who lives in a nursing home in Florida – that we are unable to visit.

Our visit was inspired by our participation in a brilliant event to “Do Good” which was sponsored by 77Kids, a new line of clothing stores created by American Eagle for little kids. In 7 cities across the US, a total of 77 bloggers (11 in each city) came up with own ideas on how to spread cheer or do good deeds in their community.

Our Philly team decided visiting a nursing home would be a special experience. It was beyond special. Seeing the residents was both a reminder how precious our youth truly is and that the simple smiles and gestures of our children can ignite memories in all of us.

Afterwards, the kids and I went to our local mall with Whitney & Cole from Mommies with Style to hand out “Do Good” $1 bills to shoppers to inspire them to do good. That was a rather interesting experience. They were genuine dollar bills but I guess we live in a suspect society. People were very suspicious of 2 moms and 3 kids walking around offering free money with a pamphlet of Do Good ideas and a 77Kids coupon. Seriously, many people turned our money away or took it and then gave it back. Next year, we’ll be sure to instead set up a booth maybe at local restaurant or ice cream stand so they realize we are little more official and not handing them deadly cash.

Disclosure: 77Kids sponsored this campaign and post for the 77 bloggers participating in Do Good Day.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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    What a fun and important day for your kids, Colleen! I love it when younger and older generations can encourage each other.

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