Kmart Shopping for the Children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Giving the gift of hope: the Kmart St. Jude Partnership this holiday season.
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Giving the gift of hope: the Kmart St. Jude Partnership this holiday season.
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With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, it's easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the season.

I was reminded of the real joy of Christmas last week while holiday shopping at Kmart for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with Marlo Thomas, its National Outreach Director.

From my interview with Ms. Thomas a few years ago, I learned that the treatment and research facility, which primarily treats pediatric cancers, never evaluates patients based on their ability to pay for treatment. It costs approximately $2 million per day to run the hospital and provide medical care for the children of St. Jude, which is raised from private donations and fundraising partners.

Kmart is the leading fundraising partner in the history of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and has already raised more than $13 million for St. Jude this holiday season alone. Last week we stuffed our #KmartCarts with this season's hottest toys to be sent to Memphis for the children. After shopping for boys all these years, I couldn't help but load my cart full of the pinkest gifts I could get my hands on!

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The Kmart St. Jude shopping event was a huge success and over $10,000 of toys were donated. I'm so honored to have been a part of it. Thank you to Kmart for inviting me to participate in this extraordinary event!

You can donate too when you check out at any Kmart store by 12/28 or by visiting Kmart.com/StJude for more info. One hundred percent of your donation goes to the Thanks and Giving Campaign to promote understanding, and treat and defeat cancer and other diseases in children.

Every donation matters.

{This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.}