Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys

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For the third year in a row, Kellogg’s is doing something really cool this holiday season, to help bring a smile to some children in need. Once again, they’ve partnered with the Salvation Army for the #TreatsforToys program! And this year, for the first time, I have the honor of helping promote this great initiative.

It’s pretty easy for you to get involved, too. All you have to do is make some delicious Rice Krispies Treats, and then use them to make a toy-shaped treat. You can either use one of the five example recipes shown at www.treatsfortoys.ca, or you can design your own creation. After you are done, share your work on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #TreatsforToys hashtag. For every picture uploaded between now and December 21, 2015, Rice Krispies will donate $20 (to a maximum of $30,000) to the Salvation Army, to go towards buying toys for children!

Perhaps realizing that I’m not the most creative dude, Kellogg’s even made things easier for me. They sent me a Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys Kit!

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Ta-da!

What’s that, you say? You want to see what is actually in the kit, preferably with my daughter posing beside it ,like Vanna White?

That’s a really random request, but you got it!

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Chock full of inspiration, the kids and I narrowed our choices down (a princess by J and and a dinosaur by B), and we went to work!

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OK, OK, you got me. They made a mess and gobbled the candy decorations, while I baked.

Eventually, however, we did finish our masterpieces! B’s dinosaur:

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And J’s princess:

 

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One of our recent family holiday traditions has been getting B and J to pick out toys that they don’t play with anymore, which they would like to donate. Just our own little way of giving back.  Admittedly, the first time we tried this, it didn’t go so well.  It has gotten better, though.

Not surprisingly, my kids found the Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys program to be a more fun (and yummy) way to help out a good cause!

 

Speaking of giving back, how about I hook you up, like Kellogg’s hooked me up? Enter below, for your chance to win a free Rice Krispies Kit.

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys Giveaway!

DATES –  Giveaway closes at 5:00PM on December 7, 2015

ELIGIBILITY – Open to all residents of Canada, except for Quebec.

TO ENTER –  Use the form below to complete the mandatory and optional entries, for your chance to win.

Good luck!
 

50 Comments

  1. The kids and I make gifts for the seniors at a nearby retirement home, then we go hand out the gifts and sing christmas carols with them, bringing all of our musical family members that we can round up, along with our instruments! It’s a lot of fun for everyone and might brighten the day of someone who is lonely or missing their family 🙂

  2. We have already donated some gently used coats and some new unwrapped toys to the christmas toy drive, and we have more toys to donate. And we will make a food bank donation as well.

  3. We donate to the firefighters Toy Mountain collection and we also support the Be a Santa to a Senior program to brighten the Christmas of disadvantaged seniors.

  4. At my work we sponsor families who will have a hard time giving their children a nice Christmas and supply gifts and food for them

  5. We give food, clothing and toiletries to the food bank. We also give to individuals and their children in the neighbourhood who are in need, plus a whole lot more. I love random acts of kindness.

  6. This year because of all the new babies in our families we are donating baby clothes and equipment that they have grown out of.

  7. I host a lot of people on Christmas Eve and do a fundraiser. Last year it was for the food bank and this year we are collecting grocery gift cards and kitchen items for Syrian refugees who are settling in the city.

  8. i try to donate some food at the parade, as well as working on christmas day..meaning on call for my tenants emergencies…ive done it for the past few years..working christmas day through emergencies..it gives other people time off for their family time

  9. I volunteer my time, donate food and toiletries to the food bank and various shelters in the city and try to be a little more patient and helpful to those I encounter in my day

  10. I have a list of charities that I donate to at this time of year. Some years I am able to give more than others, but I always try to give something.

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