For them just dealing with everyday expenses is a hard strain. Then the holidays roll around and there isn't any extra money to purchase Christmas gifts. This always makes me sad and touches close to home for me.
When my oldest son was less than a year old I was a single mother struggling to get gifts for my child. I had a table top Christmas tree and nothing to put under it. I remember having to go to the store just to put $4o worth of toys on layaway. I couldn't afford the whole bill so layaway was my only option.
For me it was a way that I could put something on hold till pay day. I had no other choice because all I had was enough for the 10% down payment. Then on payday I could pay it off. All that mattered to me was giving my son something for Christmas. It was all worth it when I saw the big smile on his face Christmas morning.
I'm so glad those days are behind me, but I still remember the feeling of struggling to get something for my son for the holidays. All of the money I had was for diapers, milk, food, gas and rent. So I feel for those families that struggle to put a gift under their own Christmas tree.
So, when Walmart gave me the the opportunity to shop for some toys and then donate them to a local charity, I jumped right on board. My challenge was to see how many toys I could purchase for $50 (gift card provided).
Off to Walmart I headed with my two youngest children. I wanted them to experience the gift of giving instead of just receiving. We were all so excited to get started. Today I'm sharing a video
of our trip to Walmart to find some gifts for our local toy drive.
- Build a Bear Sugar Puppy - $9.97
- 3D Tangled Puzzle - $4.00
- Transformers Dual Pack - $9.88
- Basketball - $4.86
- Infant Tickle Toes Plush Bear - $4.97
- Baby Teether Pack - $3.00
- Rubber Bath Toy Duck .97
- Rubber Bath Toy Hippo - .97
- Holiday Time Elephant Stuffed Animal W/Blanket - $8.98
Our total came to $50.48 with tax for all the toys we picked out. All toys were donated to the Rockwall Country Helping Hands Organization. I hope we made Christmas morning a little brighter for 4 children! I would like to thank Walmart for giving my children and I the opportunity to give back to our community this holiday season.
My kids were so excited that night when they went to bed. All they could talk about was the toys they picked out. My daughter said, mom do you think she will like what I picked out? I told her of course she will.
Carson said he loves basketballs so he knows the little boy he picked it out for will love it. They were a bit sad knowing this might be the only gifts those children receive Christmas morning. I told both of them at least they will get something and I am sure they will be grateful to both of you.
This video/post is sponsored by Walmart. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this video/post. Walmart has provided me with a $50 gift card to use towards the purchase of the items mentioned. My participation is in this program is voluntary. As always the opinions stated are entirely my own.