Kmart hosted a very special toy shopping spree for the patients of St. Jude. Marlo Thomas, St Jude’s National Outreach Director for the patients of St Jude was in attendance. Kmart K-Club bloggers, Marlo Thomas and a St. Jude beautiful patient, 11-year old Mary Browder stocked carts with the hottest toys of the season to donate to families who will spend their holidays at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been providing free treatment for every child with cancer and life threatening diseases for over 50 years. I never knew their services were free. This is awesome. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Kmart is the leading fundraising partner in the history of St. Jude Children’s Research a hospital, having already raised more than $13 million for St. Jude this holiday season alone. In 2013 Kmart Shop Your Way members and customers donated a record $21.9 million to St. Jude- the single largest corporate partner donation ever to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. Kmart has raised more than $72.2 million for St. Jude through in-store and online donations.
Bloggers made their way to Kmart in Penn Plaza, NYC to fill carts full of toys for the kids of St. Jude. As a mother of 4 I knew this was an event I wanted to be a part of to help out the children and put smiles on their faces.
I got into the holiday spirit, put on my Santa hat and filled my empty cart up full of goodies. It was so stuffed I was still trying to add more. I picked out toys, games and costumes for all ages. The aisles were packed full of the hottest toys and I made sure to put it all in my cart. I felt like I was on a shopping spree for my kids. My daughter saw the pictures of me with my cart full of toys and asked are those for her and I explained about St. Jude and how we should help out and give to others. She said she wish she could have been there to help fill the carts. That made me very happy. We took in unwrapped toys to donate to our local pantry that week.
My cart alone totaled over $1300 in toys.
This was an amazing event. Over $10,000 in toys were donated. I’m glad I was a part of this amazing cause. Thank you Kmart.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kmart. All opinions are mine as always 100%.