When the unthinkable happens and your child is ill, gravely ill, it’s devastating. This little being who you love more than yourself is sick and you want to just be with them, taking care of them, advocating for them, spending time with them. For many families, this can’t always happen. Why? In a word? Money. Most families don’t have the financial resources available to cover the costs of a long term illness, including lodging, food and other treatment costs. Unless they go to St. Jude. Did you know that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude? Not only are all of the medical costs associated with treatment covered, the family also receives free food and lodging, so the only thing mom and dad have to focus on is their child. Having had friends who’ve traveled down the road of supporting a family with a child ill, I’ve watched how hard the financial piece makes everything, and it’s just so unfair. Things are already unfair when you have a sick child. St. Jude takes a huge burden off of families.
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This holiday season, and every season, it’s a time to be thankful for those who are healthy in our life and give to those who are not. We do what we can here in our family to help others who may not be so fortunate, which we do year round, but try to do extra at the holidays. Little things like seeking out stores and businesses who support those who are living the unthinkable. Take Kmart, for example. Kmart toy shoppers have another way to give back to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign this holiday season.
Between December 7th and December 13th, Kmart will donate $1 to St. Jude for every Fab 15 toy purchased, up to a maximum donation of $25,000. Kmart is already the all-time leading St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® fundraising partner. Pretty cool, huh?
So one Fab 15 toy that’s on so many wish lists gets purchased, and $1 goes to St. Jude. If you are going to buy those toys anyway, why not head to where you can also do some good at the same time?
Kmart toy shoppers have another way to give back to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign this holiday season. Between December 7th and December 13th, Kmart will donate $1 to St. Jude for every Fab 15 toy purchased, up to a maximum donation of $25,000! Kmart’s Fab 15 holiday toy list features the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays, from big toys that make great, unexpected gifts to nostalgic toys that remind parents of their own childhood. The Kmart Fab 15 holiday toy list is based on industry trends, input from kids and parents, as well as more than 50 years of experience in knowing what toys resonate with different ages, stages and play patterns, so you’re certain to find great toys for all of the kids on your list!
Kmart’s Fab 15 holiday toy list features the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays, from big toys that make great, unexpected gifts to nostalgia toys that remind parents of their own childhood.
Kmart’s Fab 15 for 2014
– Disney Doc McStuffins Sleepytime Lambie by Just Play (Kmart exclusive)
– Holiday Auburn Barbie™ 2014 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive)
– My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset by Hasbro® (Kmart exclusive)
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Power Wheels® Lil’ Dune Racer by Fisher-Price® (Kmart exclusive)
– Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Grimlock 12-Inch Electronic Figures by Hasbro® (Kmart exclusives)
– WWE® Cardinal Red John Cena 31” Figure by Wicked Cool Toys® (Kmart exclusive)
– Zoomer Dino by Spin Master™
– Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll by TollyTots
– FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet by Hasbro®
– LEGO® Super Heroes Line from Marvel™ and DC Comics™
– NERF® Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster
– Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Look-Out Playset, Vehicles and Figurines, and Rescue Racers by Spin Master™
– Play-Doh® DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Complete Design Set by Hasbro®
– Simon Swipe Game by Hasbro®
– VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch
There are two other ways to support St. Jude at Kmart this holiday season:
At the register: Shop Your Way members and Kmart shoppers can donate when they check out in all Kmart stores, or online via a link: Kmart.com/StJude. As a special thank you to Shop Your Way members, Kmart is rewarding their Shop Your Way members with a coupon for five percent back in points on their next qualifying in-store or online merchandise purchase through December 27th. . Points expire 90 days after receipt. Maximum $20 in points (20,000 in points) per transaction. (See coupon for details).
For the tree: Kmart’s exclusive 2014 collectible St. Jude bear ornament is available in-stores and online at Kmart.com. The ornament comes in two versions – a boy and a girl bear, and Kmart will donate $1 to St. Jude for each ornament purchased now through Dec. 24, with a minimum donation of $50,000.
I’ll be shopping Kmart to support St Jude this holiday season, will you?
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