Over the last little while I have been teaching my children about giving back. Showing them that kind gestures, both big and small, go a long way to creating a better world.

My children have been active in their quest to give back to the community through donating their monies to the Salvation Army. Cleaning out their bedrooms, purging clothing and toys to donate to foundations like Canadian Diabetes Association. My daughter is even a firm believer that just flashing a smile while holding the door for a stranger at the store is a sensible way to give back and add light to someone’s day. She couldn’t be more on the ball.

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As many of you are aware, over the course of last year, many of you also  have generously donated your time to raise awareness about the P&G and Walmart Clean Water Initiative. Lead by P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW), this program helps provide clean drinking water to people in need through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. One small P&G purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly, water into clean, drinkable water.

Since April 2014, Canadians like you have come out in droves to support the initiative, raising more than 20 million days of clean drinking water for families around the world and propelling the initiative to within 20 per cent of its year-long donation goal. Today, we are closer than ever to giving 25 million days of clean drinking water to people who desperately need it, and the P&Gmom blogger community had been an integral part of this success.  We are in the final month of the Clean Water program andyour help is more important now than ever. To learn more about how you can help out with this initiative visit P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water.


As a thank you for helping spread the word about this initiative, P&G has graciously offered a prize pack for giveaway as a thank you! This prize pack includes:

  • Swiffer Sweep & Trap Starter Kit
  • Mr. Clean Antibacterial Multi-Surfaces Liquid Cleaner
  • Tide Pods Spring Meadow
  • Dawn Ultra Original Scent with Active Suds Dishwashing Liquid
  • Febreze Extra Strength
  • Febreze Air Effects Unstopables Fresh
  • Febreze Air Effects Unstopables Lush
  • Febreze Candle Unstopables Fresh
  • Febreze Candle Unstopables Lush
  • Febreze Fabric Refresher Unstopables Lush
  • Febreze Noticeables Unstopables Fresh
  • Febreze Noticeables Unstopables Shimmer

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec), and runs until 11:59PM EST on April 30, 2015. P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.


44 Comments on P&G Clean Water Family Kindness Challenge

  1. Stephanie LaPlante
    April 16, 2015 at 9:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Get them involved by volunteering with them.

  2. Cheryl
    April 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I teach my kids to donate to the food bank, donate clothes they have grown out of. They know how fortunate they are and how others don’t have access to things we take for granted of

  3. Amy C
    April 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I encourage my kids to help others by getting them to help others. My kids will help the neighbor shovel her walk or take the old ladies dog back that keeps getting out. They learn by example we volunteer and help out the neighbors.

  4. Jonnie
    April 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Teach your kids by taking them with you when you make donations or volunteer

  5. Andrew P
    April 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Lead by example is the best way to teach, we currently donate to our local food bank and donate old clothes to GoodWill

  6. Jenny
    April 16, 2015 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

    i bring my kids with me when i donate to the food bank so they see the good in giving to the less fortunate

  7. ivy pluchinsky
    April 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

    volunteer, donate to food banks

  8. Julie G.
    April 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I get my grandchildren to help me donate toys and clothing to our local Christmas bureau.

  9. Jeannie
    April 16, 2015 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Our kids are very much part of helping us help others. They are there when we donate food and when we visit our local shelter to donate cookies.

  10. Nate Fuller
    April 17, 2015 at 5:29 am (3 years ago)

    Every year we give clothes and other stuff to a local charity, i get the kids to help so i can teach them to think of others.

  11. Amy Heffernan
    April 17, 2015 at 7:59 am (3 years ago)

    We always donate out kids clothing and toys to a local place in need. They kids love going through their stuff!

  12. lori b
    April 17, 2015 at 9:45 am (3 years ago)

    we donate clothing and toys to our local charities

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    April 17, 2015 at 10:45 am (3 years ago)

    Children learn a lot for what their parents do, so when we donate food, clothing, toys etc they participate. My grandchildren actually choose which toy should be bought for donation. I clear the side walks of snow for my neighbours as they are all out working and I’m at home. Lead by example I say.

  14. jan
    April 17, 2015 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)

    every Christmas we randomly choose names from the tree in the mall or a seniors centre to buy gifts for.

  15. Judy Cowan
    April 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I think the best way is to lead by example, we donate items we don’t need/use, give to the food bank, donate to a woman’s shelter, give to pet food drives, bake cookies to share with seniors etc.

  16. Cheryl Grandy
    April 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I teach by example. We donate to the local food bank, donate no longer needed clothing and other items to various charities, and donate money to charities. Our children see us doing things to help others and often participate.

  17. Gillian Morgan
    April 17, 2015 at 7:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I let Sophie choose where the clothing and toys we donate go to so she can see that she can help other kids anywhere in the world.

  18. Lynda Cook
    April 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I taught them to donate their good used clothing and toys and to help out as much as they can

  19. Brenda Penton
    April 17, 2015 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I have them help me sort old clothes to donate, pick out food to donate at the grocery store, and pick up toys to donate at the store during the holidays.

  20. Karla Sceviour
    April 17, 2015 at 8:58 pm (3 years ago)

    We always have donated to the goodwill and food bank a few times a year.,and buy small things at Christmas time to put in the shoeboxes to send away.

  21. charityk
    April 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    we donate to goodwill and to toy drives

  22. Belinda McNabb
    April 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm (3 years ago)

    we donate old clothes and toys. We also donate to the food bank and the cheerboard. my son has always been an active participant and he knows who it will be helping

  23. Jenn
    April 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely. We always buy food and donate them to the food bank whenever the little ones are grocery shopping with me.

  24. SueSueper
    April 18, 2015 at 6:36 am (3 years ago)

    I encourage them to volunteer and donate unwanted items.

  25. Florence C
    April 18, 2015 at 10:39 am (3 years ago)

    Get the kids to donate good used toys and clothes. Also teach them to be kind.

  26. Glogirl
    April 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Teaching little ones about those in need needs to be modeled by the parent. Donating food to the food bank, used clothing and toys to charity etc. is a good way to start and teach little ones about giving back.

  27. Angie
    April 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I think that little ones learn from observing. If they see me volunteering and helping others they will ask and want to get involved too.

  28. Maggie C
    April 19, 2015 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

    I set an example for my cousins by donating whenever we are asked when grocery shopping! Or at the pet store … I teach them it is nice to give back.

  29. l p
    April 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm (3 years ago)

    modeling the behaviour we want the kids to learn – and also involve them in activities as often as possible, e.g., donating to the food bank, recycling, helping out in the inner city. and talk about what and why things are being done. thanks

  30. Juliee Fitze
    April 21, 2015 at 7:33 am (3 years ago)

    We donate our clothes to the woman’s shelter used clothes store.

  31. Doris H
    April 22, 2015 at 12:19 am (3 years ago)

    Volunteer as a family; teaches them compassion and empathy.

  32. Eldon L
    April 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    We donate toys and clothes that have not been used for a while and explain the importance.

  33. Carol M (Lushka S)
    April 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Get them involved in volunteering.

  34. SweetPanda
    April 23, 2015 at 11:38 am (3 years ago)

    I teach my kids by letting them know we are lucky to have what we have right now. I show them the cards from my sponsored children and teaching them that we should help out to those that are in need. We donate clothes and toys and food drive. I am teaching my daugther to donate each week when she attends her Sunday school

  35. Yuen C
    April 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Get them to volunteer and donate clothes

  36. Donnas
    April 24, 2015 at 8:02 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve always tried to teach by example. Once in a while we go through the closets and donate items that we don’t use anymore, or clothes that don’t fit.

  37. Tammy Dalley
    April 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm (3 years ago)

    DOnating their old toys and clothes to kids who need it, and volunteering

  38. Amber y
    April 26, 2015 at 11:48 am (3 years ago)

    Donating clothes, toys and time is a great place to start.

  39. Chris Stockford
    April 26, 2015 at 9:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Donate toys to the needy

  40. Rebby
    April 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

    The best way to teach kids to help people in need is to lead by example. Also get them involved in collection food donations, or a unicef fund, or something along those lines!

  41. Jenn C
    April 27, 2015 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    The best way to teach kids is to start them young and get them involved. Lead by example. They can Donate old toys. make a Lemon-aid stand and donate funds to a charity or cause. Volunteer. The options are endless.

  42. Rick Fekete
    April 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Teaching by example.

  43. maria
    April 30, 2015 at 1:27 am (3 years ago)

    We always donate to food bank and other charities.

  44. Jodi Mitrovic
    April 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    The CSDW is such an incredible campaign. My little one is only 6 months old but I look forward to teaching him the importance of giving back. I love your ideas of donating clothes, toys and monies and will definitely be using it in the near future! Your little girl must make you proud with her manners. I love when children stop and show kindness 🙂


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