I am all about doing good and practice the act of “giving” quite often in my daily life. Whether it’s offering someone advice to grow their blog or social channels, sending a tweet or donating to a cause, it’s in my nature to give as it should be. We’re all in this world together and what a terrible world it would be if people didn’t open up their hearts and help one another.
One of the causes that I am passionate about if March of Dimes because of its support of pregnant women and babies. New life is so precious and I love that a program like March of Dimes helps make that life possible.
This year marks the 37th year that Kmart has supported the March of Dimes and its 23rd year as a national sponsor for its annual March for Babies walks. The March for Babies walks are taking place in 700 communities across the country this spring! As the March of Dimes top corporate fundraiser, Kmart has teamed with Jillian Michaels, celebrity fitness icon, mom and Kmart ambassador. Together they’ll be kicking off the 2015 fundraising campaign to support March of Dimes.
Scientists are working diligently to find out the causes of premature birth and also to develop innovative treatments This research will be done at 5 of March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers and the Kmart.com/MarchofDimes fundraising efforts help support this research.
Kmart customers and Shop Your Way members can help support the Kmart.com/MarchofDimes campaign between now and June 20th by contributing in-store and online (100% of proceeds to benefit March of Dimes) or by purchasing this adorable collectible puppy figurine for $5. It’s available in-store and online for just $5 and $1 from each collectible puppy figurine sold will be donated to March of Dimes. And to reward its members for giving back, Kmart will be rewarding you with a coupon for 5% back in points on your next qualifying purchase, made in-store or online.
In the 31 years that Kmart has has supported March of Dimes through fundraising efforts, they have raised over $125 million to help aide in the advancement of its newborn research and work. These efforts have helped save an estimate of $12 billion in healthcare costs by helping to reduce the preterm birth rate in the US. The donations have helped to provide information on a healthy pregnancy and delivery, advocate for healthcare for those most in need and also to give women access to prenatal care with mobile clinics and help with transportation to Doctor visits. March of Dimes has helped fight for better newborn screening standards nationwide and helps moms overcome substance abuse.
You can win! How would you like to win one (1) of two (2) exclusively designed Jillian Michaels/ March of Dimes t-shirts I have one to give away to two lucky contestants! Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstakes, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central. They will do their best to get a shirt in the size you choose, but it is not guaranteed.
Winners: Lisa L., Alesha D.