Today I teamed up with six other Los Angeles area mom bloggers on the first ever “Do Good Day” sponsored by 77kids by American Eagle and The Motherhood. Do Good Day was held today in 11 cities across the country each with 7 mom bloggers and their children (thus the 77 and their kids, cool, eh?) did various community service projects and pay it forward acts of goodness in their communities. Our team, made up of Aracely, Caryn, Ciaran, Linda, Liz, Stephanie, several of our kids and myself set up at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach which is a popular beach destination for parents and their young kids. Our Do Good Day project was having kids make Get Well cards for kids at The Children’s Hospital of Orange County. We had four big tables set up with colorful cards, envelopes, ink stamps, stickers, crayons, markers and pens. Kids of all ages were able to make a card for another kid and have a blast doing it.
When the kids finished their cards, they “posted” them into a basket and received a $1 bill from 77kids along with a list of 7 good things to do with a dollar and on the other side of the paper was a list of good deeds to do for free. It was really nice to see almost every kid listen as we explained what was being handed to them even though they were supposed to be off having a fun beach day. Then, the kids were given rewards for participating in Do Good Day. We on the LA team were thrilled to have two fabulous sponsors join forces with us on Do Good Day: Ruby’s Diner, a chain with a location right in Seaside Lagoon, give each child who made a Get Well card a kid’s milk shake as well as a coupon for a free kid’s meal. Cold Stone Creamery, the chain of ice cream shops, donated $5 gift cards that were given to each child who made a Get Well card. What a fabulously fun and successful day we had! I love it when everything comes together and just works. Especially when it means doing good and keeping the good moving on. Here is a link to the news story of our event in The Daily Breeze newspaper. To find out what happened on Do Good Day in the other 10 cities, check out The Motherhood Do Good Day Circle.
Disclosure: I am being compensated by 77kids by American Eagle and The Motherhood for my participation in Do Good Day. I am not being compensated for this post.