It’s November and the stores are filling up with Christmas decor, my kids have started thinking about Santa, and there are many more kids out there who hope and dream of bounty under their tree too. Unfortunately, not every child will find a present just for them this year. I’m working with Kellogg’s once more to share their Treats for Toys program so more kids can receive a special gift this holiday season.
In the first two years of the campaign, Canadians helped Kellogg’s Rice Krispies raise more than $60,000 for The Salvation Army to buy toys for children in need. This year, the tasty goodness of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies continues to offer little ways to make a big difference.
It’s easy to participate. All you need to do is:
1) First, choose your favourite variety of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal to use to make your treats. I used the recipe on the box and added an extra cup of cereal to make the treats extra firm.
2) Create your toy-shaped treat using one of five Kellogg’s Rice Krispies recipes available on treatsfortoys.ca or design your own!
3) Take a picture of your treat and upload the photo to treatsfortoys.ca. You can also share your work of art on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #TreatsforToys.
4) For every photo received on the website before December 21, 2015, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child.
We made a fun truck this year and the kids began piling candy in the back of it “It’s a delivery truck!” Nate said. They bantered back and forth as they decorated it and we all had such a fun time putting it together. Take some time to make a treat together as a family and not only will you have enjoyed getting creative with your kids, but you’ll benefit a child too.
Take some time to make a treat together as a family and not only will you have enjoyed getting creative with your kids, but you’ll benefit another child too.
It was also a fantastic opportunity to talk (once more) with the kids about Christmas expectations and being thankful for all that we have. They decided that they candies in the back of their truck were toys being delivered to kids everywhere.
I love this photo. Look how happy they are! They had so much fun sticking things together and so did I. We’re going to make some more toy shaped treats to upload and share too – watch for those soon!
**This post was generously sponsored by Kellogg’s and as always, opinions remain my own.