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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  • http://followinginmyshoes.com rachel @ Following In My Shoes

    That is a really good idea for a donation.

  • http://simplybeingmommy.com Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

    This is such a great program.

  • http://YellowTennessee.com Rachel

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

  • http://www.soleilselene.com Leilani

    What a great program!

  • http://ourshareofcrazy.com Amy

    Sounds like a wonderful program

  • http://jamonkey.com Meghan @JaMonkey

    Great program

  • http://www.asthebunnyhops.com Amy

    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!

  • http://justadashofgeek.com Natasha

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

  • http://strangedayzeindeed.blogspot.com/ debra @strangedazeindeed

    This is really wonderful!

  • http://www.shibleysmiles.com Colleen

    What a great program.

  • http://www.texastypeamom.com Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

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

  • http://www.atimeoutformommy.com A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina

    This is a great cause!

  • http://www.myboysandtheirtoys.com Jennifer H

    Such a great cause!!

  • http://www.faithandfamilyreviews.com Theresa

    I love this cause.

  • http://www.mommyenterprises.com/moms-blog Stefani

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

  • http://www.lifewith4boys.com Kathleen

    What a great program to give back!

  • http://mommyhastowork.com Anne – Mommy Has to Work

    Taht was a great idea!

  • http://funsavingmoney.net Mellisa

    What an awesome way to give back.

  • http://armsofasister.com monique

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

  • http://www.tothemotherhood.com HilLesha

    Great post!

  • http://penelopesoasis.com Penelope (NYC Blogger)

    You are so wonderful to do this!

  • http://www.doubledutymommy.com Jennifer

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

  • http://www.blogbydonna.com Donna

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

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