With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I can’t help but think about all the children without parents, homes and/or food. Being a parent of two small children, it definitely tugs at your heart strings. Growing up, we weren’t the most fortunate home on the block. I remember eating toast with butter and a can of whole tomatoes on top. And for me, that felt like a five star meal. I was raised by my grandmother and grandfather and when her arthritis forced her to stop working at a young age, it left her on disability and my grandfather as the sole provider for the household. We went through quite a bit of rough patches, but somehow, they always found a way to make ends meet. I am very thankful for all that I had growing up. Although it was not much, it was enough and I knew I was loved.
Things are much different nowadays and I am grateful to be able to provide the things for my children that I didn’t have. I do my best to explain these things to my children, especially Bunbun. She is only 6, but has a wealth of knowledge and soaks everything up like a sponge. When I decided to put her in Girl Scouts last year, I made a promise to always show her the good with the bad and lead her to be the best she can be. I want her to know that while she is fortunate, there are others who aren’t, and she can make a difference in this world. We can ALL make a difference in this world!
cuddle + kind was founded by the Woodgate family after watching a documentary on hunger that ultimately changed their lives. When they decided to move forward with cuddle+kind, they knew they wanted to make sure that every child got the meals they deserved.
cuddle+kind has partnered with the World Food Program and Children’s Hunger Fund to guarantee that every purchase will directly benefit a child in need. For each cuddle+kind doll purchased, 10 meals will be donated to hungry children.
cuddle+kind is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to help produce their next phase of handcrafted dolls and feed more children in need, but they need your help to unlock the potential of their project! And with the holidays fast approaching, cuddle+kind dolls would make great gifts for your littles!
With 9 cuddly friends to choose from, each doll has his/her own name, birth date and personality, along with an inspirational quote. Bunbun’s new friend is Willow and once my little guy saw her, he wanted his own! So I went over to their Indiegogo Campaign and ordered Everest for him. Bunbun absolutely loves Willow and has been taking her along wherever we go!
And don’t foget to support the cuddle+kind Indiegogo Campaign here!