Saturday, March 10, 2012

Win & Give Campaign - Enter to Win an XO Laptop

As I raise my children, I am trying to share a variety of experiences with them. One of those experiences is giving back to the community and to others. We participate in the Give a Christmas program at Christmas, we make donations to groups like Friends of the Library and Goodwill throughout the year, we collect change to support my son's class Pennies for Pasta programs and more.

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba have partnered to make giving back easy though the “Win & Give” campaign. Now through May, kids in the U.S. have a chance to win laptops and help donate laptops to kids in Africa. The campaign shows moms and kids that even the smallest of acts can make a big difference and that giving to others can be fun.


Dr. Borba recently traveled to Rwanda with Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and OLPC to help give XO laptops to kids in schools. For her thoughts on the trip and the program itself, please visit www.MicheleBorba.com. For more information, you may also check out www.WinOneGiveOne.com to see first-hand the incredible impact these laptops have had on the kids in Rwanda along with additional tips from Dr. Borba and videos of her speaking about the positive impact giving back has on the lives of children.

“Research shows that providing children with opportunities and experiences to feel the joy and impact of giving to others helps them grow into kind, empathetic and respectful adults,” said Dr. Michele Borba, parenting expert. “As part of my work with Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, I recently traveled to Rwanda and saw the incredible impact laptops have on kids in Africa. The smiles and excitement I saw on the children’s faces was amazing. They are so appreciative for the gifts that kids in the U.S. have given them. The ‘Win & Give’ campaign truly makes a difference and it’s so easy for kids in the U.S. to get involved.”

Having a giving heart is important, as 93 percent of moms would exude more pride if their children grew into giving adults than if they were wealthy, according to the “Kids’ Altruism Indicator .” But, between work, school and after-school activities, it can be hard for families to find the time to give back. Dr. Borba recommends five ways families can incorporate giving into their everyday lives:
• Tap into kids’ passions. For instance, an animal lover may get excited about helping at a local animal shelter. Encourage children to become involved in causes they care about. Let them lead the charge and follow-up with support.
• When watching the news, take the time to explain hot button issues and how people have been affected by local disasters, like hurricanes or tornados. Kids are compassionate and may proactively want to help by donating clothes or writing letters to those affected. Especially when they know they can make a difference. Take that moment to mobilize compassion - “What can we do?” is a great question that empowers children to lead the way.
• Be on the lookout for local opportunities to help. There are often ways families can help through local food or clothes drives. Parents and kids should do the activity together so they can experience and witness the impact of giving as a family. Kids will see the joy their parents get from giving back and it will help them catch the spirit of giving.
• Leverage holidays to talk to kids about giving back. For example, talk about giving around the winter holidays or discuss the troops around 4th of July and Memorial Day. Don’t forget to put the talk into action. Become a home that encourages giving, the more active kids are in experiencing giving, the more likely they are to develop empathy.
• Find easy ways to help others around the world through opportunities such as helping to give laptops to kids in Africa through the Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks “Win & Give” campaign.

“Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks believes that every kid can be a hero, so we’re helping them make a great impact on the lives of kids in Africa,” said Ben Mand, brand marketing manager, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. “The ‘Win & Give’ campaign provides kids in the U.S. an opportunity to win a laptop, as well as the chance to see the impact these laptops have on students in Africa.”


To participate in the “Win & Give” campaign, simply look for specially-marked Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snack packages at your local store. Each specially-marked package contains a code that you can enter at WinOneGiveOne.com to see if you’ve won an XO laptop. For every child that wins in the U.S., Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, in partnership with the non-profit One Laptop per Child, will donate a laptop to a child in Africa. Additionally, every code that is entered at WinOneGiveOne.com will help donate additional laptops to kids in Africa (one additional laptop for each 100 UPCs entered). So, even if you don't win, the children in Africa still will!

For more information about the “Win & Give” campaign, please visit WinOneGiveOne.com. The website allows parents and kids to see the powerful impact laptops have on kids in Rwanda with videos from the students who received the laptops and their teachers. Additionally, Dr. Borba shares her experience participating in the laptop donation, as well as her tips to help parents instill giving in their kids.

Some info:
  • The official rules of the Win & Give campaign can be found here. The Win & Give campaign runs through May 31st, 2011.


  • You can learn more about the XO laptop on their website one.laptop.org.


  • Learn more about the Win & Give Campaign and get a 50₵/2 coupon for Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, on the Win & Give Campaign Learn More page.



  • For me, this is an easy contest to enter and an easy way to give back. I like to keep fruit snacks on hand. They are an easy snack that I can keep in my purse for those times where the kids need a snack while we are out. In fact, I picked up a specially marked box of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks this weekend. I was hopeful to find a winning code inside, but it was not.

    Thanks to Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, you have a chance to win an XO Laptop not only by buying specially marked boxes, but also by entering this giveaway!

    Giveaway
    One A Busy Mom of Two reader will win an XO Laptop and a variety pack of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. And, when one reader wins here, another XO Laptop will be donated to a child in Africa.


    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    The giveaway is open only to residents of the US. Winner will be responsible for any taxes associated with the prize. Entries for the giveaway will be accepted until April 18th. At that time, I will select a winner. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be selected. Laptop will not be shipped until the Win & Give Campaign is over.


    No compensation was received for this post, but I will receive a box of assorted Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. Information about the Win & Give campaign was shared with me by Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and they are providing the prize pack for one reader. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

    52 comments:

    jenmalonee said...

    I learned that for every 100 upcs entered from betty crocker fruit snacks they will donate an actual laptop to a child in Africa!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

    justicecw said...

    I learned Dr. Borba had a proposal to End School Violence (SB1667) that was passed into California law! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

    Lori Sifuentes said...

    I learned that you can save UPcs to help donate a laptop.

    Thanks!

    Christine said...

    What I like about the program is that kids can feel like they are doing something to help other kids (not just the adults donating/helping). It teaches them to look for ways to help others.

    isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

    jennifer said...

    I like the giving style quiz

    sandy said...

    love it teaches kids other kids need too and just because you ae a kid does mean you can do

    Mentor Mommy of 2 said...

    awesome love it

    Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

    I learned about their program sharing laptops in Rwanda.

    Rachel Tiller said...

    I like that they are showing others how to help some less fortunate!

    DEBIJOT said...

    I learned they also donate backpacks filled with school supplies.

    Anonymous said...

    Kids helping kids is always a big motivation. The collection upc helps donate laptops. That is amazing. Patricia

    Christine said...

    Had virus/hacker issues, so for verification purposes, my twitter username is now @michele979 (used to be @isabelli3619). Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and have a great day!

    isabelli3619 {at} aol {dot} com

    Sun Rae said...

    I learnt that Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized author, speaker, & educator on parenting, character education and bullying prevention - way to go Dr. Borba!

    Sun Rae said...

    i added you to google reader

    pookiecat123 said...

    I did not know that you could save UPCs to help donate a laptaop.

    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

    pookiecat123 said...

    subscribed
    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

    daivabaum said...

    great tips on how to Monitor kids' Online Activity
    poniabaum@gmail.com

    daivabaum said...

    subscribed in google reader
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    Kim D. said...

    I learned that you can save upcs to help donate a laptop to a child in Africa.

    Rochel S said...

    I learnt that by saving UPCs they will donate a laptop to kids in Africa!

    Juli said...

    I learned that not only can you get a coupon on the site, you can help kids in Africa get computers by using Betty Crocker's fruit snacks and inputing your UPCs!

    Juli said...

    I subscribed to email using email: juliihack@gmail.com
    thanks for the chance

    Robyn said...

    I learned that the UPC's from betty crocker fruit snacks can provided laptops to children in Africa!
    fiestyred-head @ live.com

    akronugurl said...

    I learned Dr. Borba had a proposal to End School Violence (SB1667) that was passed into California law!
    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

    TheSharpTeethOfLove said...

    I love that we can save UPCs to help donate laptops! - Jenna O

    Harmony Burmeister said...

    That you can save upc's to donate

    betty baez said...

    I really like the fact that kids participating in this can feel like they're doing a great think and I also learned that dr.Michelle's books have been translated into 11 languages

    betty baez said...

    I email subscribed angelgenius27@yahoo.com

    Amanda Leach said...

    i love how involved kids can be in sending a laptop to a kid in africa.

    Harmony Burmeister said...

    email subscribe njharmonyg@aol.com

    Dealsfan32 said...

    I learned that for every 100 UPC codes they donate a xo laptop

    claudia .

    Dealsfan32 said...

    Email Subscriber with email
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

    Patty White said...

    I learned for every 100 UPC's mailed in, thet will send a laptop to Africa.
    patty432 at gmail dot com

    noreen said...

    Even if you don't win a laptop you can save UPC to have a laptop sent to a child in africa

    ape2016 said...

    I learned that you can save UPC's to help them donate laptops to kids in Africa.

    kellyr78 said...

    I learned that Michele Borba Ed.D is an internationally reknowned educator and she travels to Africa to help the children.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

    Elizabeth a.k.a Liz said...

    I learned that for every 100 upcs entered from betty crocker fruit snacks WIn&Give will donate an actual laptop to a child in Africa.

    mommyfortwo@hotmail.com

    Sadie said...

    I learned the send a laptop to Africa for every 100 box tops sent in.

    Sonya said...

    I found out that for every 100 UPC's mailed in, thet will send a laptop to Africa.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

    Sonya said...

    I found out that for every 100 upc codes mailed in tey will send a laptop to Africa. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

    Tabathia said...

    I learned that michele borba is a media contributor for NBC

    Laura Jacobson said...

    I learned that The laptops have wireless broadband that, among other things, allows them to work as an ad-hoc network even if there are no routers nearby!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

    Becoming Wife and Mother said...

    I learned that upcs can be entered online to help donate. This is so great!

    maggietucker10 said...

    I learned that for every 100 UPC codes they donate a laptop. That's great!
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

    Wendy Rozema said...

    I learned that you can save your UPC's to help kids in Africa!

    dht04001 said...

    i had no clue that when i save my UPCs they will help towards donating a laptop!
    daniellex at gmail dot com

    Julie said...

    I learned that Dr. Borba is an award winning author of 23 books
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Julie said...

    already a email sub using this email
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Vance Creve said...

    I learned that for every 100 upcs entered from Betty Crocker fruit snacks the company will donate a laptop to a kid in Africa
    alliana88m At yahoo DOT com

    Vance Creve said...

    email subscriber
    alliana88m At yahoo DOT com

    Heather R said...

    I learned that saving UPcs can help kids in Africa to receive a laptop

    thransom at gmail dot com

    Heather R said...

    I am an email subscriber

    thransom at gmail dot com