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Friday, November 29, 2019

Giving Tuesday with T-Mobile

Charities and giving back are a big deal for me and I have taught that to my girls as well. Over the past few years around Christmas we have sponsored families and donate to a few different organizations throughout the year. That’s why working with a company like T-Mobile that gives back like they do on Giving Tuesday means so much to me.







This year for our big charity, we picked a local one. I took the kids over to a resort for the weekend where the event was being held. They were having a silent auction with Christmas Trees. All the proceeds from the auction was going to this charity. We wanted to help, so the kids helped, and the resort was kind enough to get us our own tree.
The kid then helped me pick out gifts to put under it. The ones we picked ranged from a kids “coffee” maker, to video games, to an electric skateboard. We even put in 2 ugly Christmas sweaters, one with Yoda and the other with a dinosaur to match Fallon and Canon’s sweaters.




They had a blast decorating the tree and of course the event itself the next day, looking at all the other trees that companies donated. We knew the event was going to be a huge success and thousands would be raised to help this charity.




It’s great seeing my kids involved in things like this. So they know others need help and if we ever needed something, there are organizations out there to help and people want to help. Fallon and her best friend even had their joint 7th birthday party this last summer and didn’t ask for presents. It was all about pet adoption and they asked for food and toys for the animals.



Our kids watch us, and we want to teach them that other’s matter. Giving Tuesday is a great way to start if you haven’t yet. You don’t have to do something huge. Every little bit helps.



Did you know that more than 37 million Americans will be impacted during the holidays and hunger? This means they don’t have enough to eat. Something we at times take for granted.
T-Mobile is really stepping up as they work with Feeding America and want help give up to 5 million meals to people this year by helping with up to 100 employee volunteer events. They named this program #GivingOnUs.

To make this even bigger #TeamMagenta has over 52,000 members across the country. The T-Mobile Foundation will deposit $25 into every employee’s Giving Account, which they can donate to the charity of their choice this holiday season. With that many members, that’s $1.3 million dollars right there of charitable giving. How amazing is that?




Besides the those 5 million meals, T-Mobile worked with Feeding America earlier this year and with their 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency feeding sites around the U.S. They had 10 million meals donated through the Slow Cooker Sunday Cookbook campaign. Overall this year had a potential of up to 15 million meals. “Everyone has a role to play in ending hunger, whether that’s making a donation, volunteering at a local food bank or using your voice on social media to spread the word,” said Andy Wilson, Chief Development Officer of Feeding America. “We can’t end hunger alone. Individuals, businesses, charities and government entities must all join the fight. We’re tremendously grateful for T-Mobile’s commitment in helping to fight hunger and bringing national attention to this critical issue.”

How can we help?

T-Mobile and Feeding America can’t do it alone, they need our help. Everything kicks off on Giving Tuesday December, 3.

For T—Mobile Customers: you have a great option called Save a Deal, Give a Meal. When you save any deal in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on Giving Tuesday, T-Mobile will donate a meal to Feeding America.

Everyone: Every time anyone tweets the hashtag #GivingOnUs, T-Mobile will contribute 10 meals to Feeding America. In total, via Twitter and the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, T-Mobile will donate up to 5 million meals to Feeding America!



How amazing would it be if we could reach that 5 million mark?
Don’t miss our twitter chat on 12/3 as well from 9pm-10pm EST. Great conversation, and prizes to be won. Use #GivingOnUs to find us.
Do you do anything around the holidays and if so, what? I would love to hear what your giving traditions are. 




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Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by T-Mobile.

31 comments:

  1. I am certainly going to be teaching my son (when he is old enough to understand) how important GIVING IS! Love this theme for Tuesdays!

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  2. What a loving and thoughtful event you hosted. I applaud your parenting, teaching your children it's better to give than to receive, and, along with T-Mobile, a local charity can be happy for you and your family.

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  3. Giving to local charities is something we've instilled in our children at an early age. Your event with T-Mobil is showing your kids compassion to others.

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  4. I love how you teach your children to give to others and how important charity is. Thank you for informing others about the T-mobile event. I'd like to get my own children and students involved in more charities.

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  5. When my daughter started grade school, I started to get involved in charities. She grew up knowing the importance of giving. Great event.

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  6. Kristine Nicole AlessandraSaturday, November 30, 2019

    It is great to learn about T-Mobile's team up with Feeding America. We will try to help in anyway we can to end hunger. Every Christmas Eve, my sons and I prepare a hot meal and go around our area giving the meal packs to homeless people. I know it is only a small gesture but we want to provide some kind of assistance to people in need

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  7. This is an important lesson to pass on to your children! My son has done volunteer work in various froms since we was small -- we have to pass it on, riight? I didn't know about T-Mobile's collaboration with Feeding America either. It's nice to hear aobut companies and their charity works.

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  8. Great thing to teach your children. I always like to try and get involved in charities

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  9. Giving back is always a wonderful thing. Getting the kids involved in it too? Even better.

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  10. It's so satisfying to be doing our bit towards charity and helping the underprivileged. T mobile too deserves credit for their contribution.

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  11. I love that T-Mobile is doing this. What a great way to give back for the Holidays!

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  12. Hhhhmmmm....other than stay back at home and watch lots of television shows, I don't do pretty much other than that.

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  13. It's nice to teach the young ones how to be generous and kind. We need that in this world.

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  14. I love Giving Tuesday! It's so important to teach about giving while the kids are young.

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  15. It is so nice you did this with te kids and they can feel how good it feels to help others. It is also a nice way to spend time together as a family and T-Mobile really is helping.

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  16. What a wonderful thing to do and what a terrific way to bring up your kids. Being of service is a gift in itself. (Rena)

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  17. I am going to make sure my son is a giver when he's old enough to understand the concept of giving! I truly love that T Mobile is trying to encourage giving!

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  18. It's wonderful that T-Mobile is doing this. I always respect companies that give back.

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  19. We definitely try to instill giving in our child. Usually tradition for us is on Black Friday we go and buy gifts for children that are less fortunate. We love doing it. It is so much fun. I'm glad T-Mobile is doing something like this.

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  20. I volunteered to purchase gifts for three needy families in my neighborhood this year. I am looking forward to doing the shopping!

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  21. Giving to local charities is something we do every year. My husband and I feel that our kids should know that there's others that are not as fortunate, and the holidays can be a real down time for them. Your event with T-Mobil is showing your kids compassion to others.

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  22. The tree looked pretty! I love that you were able to get together with your family and give back this way. That's what it's all about!

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  23. This is so awesome! I used be a family that people "adopted", well one year when I was a single mom with my oldest kiddo. I now donate toys to other families during the holidays whenever I can.

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  24. It is such a scary statics that so many will go without. It is lovely that a company is trying to help out those who can't over the Christmas period.

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  25. Giving is so important, during the holiday season and all year round. I love that your family has been involved in charitable events and giving. I too enjoy participating in campaigns like this, especially those that benefit families and animals in need.

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  26. Holiday is about giving joy to everyone including the needy. It is great that your kids are happy helping you with this program.

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  27. This is so wonderful. I try to give back as much as I can, especially around the holidays. My daughters know about giving back too and we all love to help.

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  28. Amazing! Truly special to see young ones giving as well.

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  29. I love that T-Mobile participated in this. It's always nice to see that companies give back. Donating when we can is very important in our family as well.

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  30. It is nice to see big companies taking an initiative on this day. It inspires so many others to do the same.

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  31. Our giving traditions is to give back to families in need through a local nonprofit that we volunteer at.

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