Giving Back with GE #cbias #gelightingcfk

by Notorious Spinks on 10.25.2012

As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.

If children really are our future then we must do all we can to support them and keep them safe.  When the opportunity to help those who help our children presented itself, I was all in.

This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and oftentimes with Breast Cancer Awareness going on in the same month, it is overlooked by many.  For that reason, I decided to donate energy efficient light bulbs to a battered family shelter.  You can read more about the first phase of my service project here.

Domestic violence is not good for anyone, but kids are especially affected.  Oftentimes, women have to pack up their children with nothing but the clothes on their back and leave.  Again, I know this is especially hard on children to leave behind everything that is normal for them.

So in efforts to do my part, I contacted a friend of mine who is a police officer.  He put me in contact with the director and we made arrangements for my GE lighting donation.  Although, I had done donation work with them in the past I didn’t just want to show up on the door step.

What better way to help the shelter than by taking replacement light bulbs?  They are always looking for ways to save money so I shared with the director the GE Energy Savings Calculator so she could estimate how much they could save yearly using cfl light bulbs.

GE Saving Calculator

I also shared with her the various ways they can save with rebates.  One way is with government rebates programs such as Energy Star and state run programs like DSIRE.  You can also look for displays and signage in stores showing offers available, I tend to always see the ones for GE. Lastly, check with your utility service with any programs they may have.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take photos or reveal the location of the safe house.  However, I do intend to work with them more to get donations and other things for them.

Help Champions for Kids and GE mobilize 20 million people by 2020 while improving the lives of children across America and beyond.

If we all do just a little bit then we can help reach 20 million people or more.   We’d love to see your SIMPLE Service Projects so feel free to share them with me, Champion for Kids and GE.

While you’re at it follow Champions for Kids on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

Then head over to the GE Facebook page to get your money saving coupon to make it a little easier on your pocket as you change to a more energy efficient light bulb.  Don’t forget Twitter.

As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs.  All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.” “I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasChampions for Kids and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric

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rachel @ Following In My Shoes November 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

That is a really good idea for a donation.

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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy October 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

This is such a great program.

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Rachel October 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

What a great program and how cool that you were able to not only donate but show how they could save some money.

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Leilani October 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

What a great program!

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Amy October 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Sounds like a wonderful program

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Meghan @JaMonkey October 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

Great program

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Amy October 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’m so glad you’ll be continuing to work with the shelter where you made your donation – I’m sure they’ll appreciate your help!

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Natasha October 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

oooo I will get one of those next time I have to buy a light bulb…that is awesome savings!

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debra @strangedazeindeed October 28, 2012 at 5:30 am

This is really wonderful!

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Colleen October 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

What a great program.

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Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom October 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I love that there’s a program like this to give back to those in need.

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina October 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

This is a great cause!

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Jennifer H October 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Such a great cause!!

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Theresa October 27, 2012 at 12:57 am

I love this cause.

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Stefani October 27, 2012 at 12:48 am

I LOVE this cause. I donated with this project too!

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Kathleen October 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

What a great program to give back!

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Taht was a great idea!

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Mellisa October 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

What an awesome way to give back.

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monique October 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

I worked with a womens shelter recently. It feels good to give back.

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HilLesha October 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

Great post!

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Penelope (NYC Blogger) October 26, 2012 at 7:14 am

You are so wonderful to do this!

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Jennifer October 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I would have never thought about donating light bulbs. such a great idea

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Donna October 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

What a sweet and generous thing for you to do! And we only by GE light bulbs. :)

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