The saying “the best things in life are free” definitely prevailed yesterday, as Caroline went for her first swim in our neighborhood pool. Unlike her scaredy cat sister, she couldn’t get enough of splashing in the water and wandering around the pool in our arms. The smile on that child’s face, and the very long nap afterward reminds me of how such simple things can bring us so much joy.
It’s a sad fact, but some others can’t enjoy these kinds of simple joys because they live in fear. Especially those that are victims of domestic abuse. Last week, I posted about a campaign I am part of to bring awareness to this issue. My last post was about AVDA in Houston and how they are providing assistance and aid to victims of domestic abuse.
When I was asked to be a part of this campaign with Huggies, I thought that it was a perfect opportunity to bring more awareness and support of AVDA. Huggies is hosting a selfie contest that will benefit a local charity of the winner’s choosing!
From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.
How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest:
• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart.
• Visit this page for more information!
Here’s my submission!
Have you heard about the #UltraHug selfie contest? @Huggies is awarding 10 charities each a $2000 grant. I am nominating @avda_tx in hopes to bring support and awareness of our #EndAbuse campaign. Visit http://bit.ly/ultrahugcontest to find out how you can submit your selfie and nominate a charity you love! #sp
I hope you join me! Thanks, Huggies, for hosting such an awesome contest!