Amidst the frigid temperatures and frenzy of New York City's mid-town shoppers, I was extended a warm invitation to join fellow Kmart’s K-Club bloggers, Marlo Thomas and Mary, an inspiring young St. Jude patient as we stacked and stocked #KmartCarts with the hottest toys of the season to be donated to families spending their holidays at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Personally, I find that during the holiday season I spend a little more time in reflection and in gratitude for life's ups and downs. Having seen families enduring the extremes of those ups and downs, Marlo's motivation is propelled by the compelling thought, "I don't want any parent to go home without their child." St. Jude Children's Research Children's Hospital is established upon "Thanks and Giving", here is a cause where it is truly an honor to give rather than receive.
To make a donation, purchase Limited Edition 2014 St. Jude ornaments and for more information, visit Kmart.com/StJude or stjude.org.
Did You Know...
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. St. Jude recognized Kmart, a partner since 2006, as its Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and last year honored Kmart with the “Extraordinary Partner Performance Award,” recognizing its record-breaking fundraising achievement. Funds raised support research and treatment by St. Jude to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.