Thursday, December 29, 2011

Random Acts of Zhu 2011....

For those of you who have been following me for more than a year, you may remember that last Holiday season I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in the RAZ program.  "RAZ" or Random Acts of Zhu was created by Cepia, the company who makes those adorable, little critters I love the Zhu Zhu Pets.  RAZ connects with bloggers in order to distribute Zhu Zhu Pets to needy children in local communities.

I have to tell you, this blog has allowed me to have such amazing opportunities.  I have seen some wonderful shows, read beautiful books and been introduced to innovative and exciting new products.     Being asked to participate in the RAZ program 2 years in a row was the icing on the cake.  I feel overwhelmingly fortunate to have the opportunity to spread cheer to children in the form of Zhu Zhu pets whose holiday season may otherwise have been pretty bleak. 

This year when the delivery of Zhu Zhu Pets arrived at the house I was not home but my husband was.  He called me right away because he could not believe the size of the delivery.  24 HUGE boxes of Zhu Zhu Pets and accessories landed on my door step and I was blown away.  All those toys would go a long way in putting some serious smiles on the faces of needy children!  I took a picture with my new phone of the sheer volume of boxes but I am having trouble uploading (boo!  technology!).  Just picture 24 gigantic boxes on your front porch.  Amazing!


I decided to give the greatest portion of my Zhu Zhu Pets to The Ronald McDonald House.  I worked with them last year and was so impressed by the level of care they provide to families in need.  Here is some background on what the Ronald McDonald House is and the services they provide...


The Ronald McDonald House: A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, safe and supportive temporary home-like housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

  The Zhu Zhu's donated at The Ronald McDonald House brought lots of smiles to the children staying at the facility over the holidays. Being away from home with a very sick family member can certainly take a toll.  It touched my heart to help bring some light in the form of Zhu Zhu  Pets.  To find out more about The Ronald McDonald House or to make a donation please click HERE.  Here is a shot of my three little elves helping to deliver some cheer to the residents...

Depsite the driving rain that day, they were thrilled to be able to help and it was a great way for us to discuss how fortunate we are and how important it is to give back.  They were also thrilled when the staff gave them a cupcake for all their hard work!!

I donated the remaining Zhu Zhue Pets and accessories to Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.  Each year the Child and Family Division takes donations of toys for children living in foster care.  When I stop and think about the hardships these children have likely been through I can barely stand it. The state works hard to protect children in crisis and I was so pleased to be able to help out in the form of some fun new toys to bring a little much needed joy at the holidays.  Find out more about Maine's Department of Health and Human Services HERE.

I really can't say enough how it felt to be able to do something like this.  When faced with the opportunity to give in a way I normally would not have been able to, I was overcome when I learned about the great needs all through my state.  Wether it was sick children, or children living in poverty or children living without a home at all, there are children who need us all around.  I certainly have a greater appreciation for all I have as well as for the wonderful people in the community working hard to keep the lives of children as joyful as they should be.  I feel inspired to get out and do what I can much more often. 

I have always been a Cepia/Zhu Zhu fan. Their toys have brought joy to my own children and are something they play  with EVERYDAY (as I write this, "Sweetie", Little R's Zhu Zhu, is zooming around at my feet).  Even better than what they create is what they give back.  I feel proud to support a company like Cepia who gives back in such a positive and playful way.  Thanks to Cepia for including me in your amazing program.  I am changed for better because of it. 

To learn more about Cepia and their products click HERE.

48 comments:

Mary said...

Very kind of Zhu Zhu Pets when things are tough for even the stores. Their kindness will come back to them!

chelesa sims said...

that is so cool of Zhu Zhu pets for their kindness.

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