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Thanks and Giving® With Kmart & St. Jude

This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart K-Club blogger, though all opinions are my own.
dear santa

Christmas is for the kids. The brand new gifts. The sparkling lights. I don’t think anyone would disagree that the best part of the holidays is watching children in awe and wonder the entire season. The first time I put up a Christmas tree in our house was when Ayva was 2. When she came down the steps and saw that 7 ft. tree all covered in lights and ornaments, she gasped. I cried. It’s still one of my most favorite memories ever.

Sadly, there are some families and children who aren’t going to have a Merry Christmas this year. They’re ill, in hospitals, and all they’re asking Santa for is good health. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is a pediatric facility focused solely on healing children from devastating diseases. A non-profit with the mission of treating children regardless of their ability to pay, they rely on financial support and donations in order to achieve that goal. Kmart has been a great partner to St. Jude, and they are continuing that partnership throughout this holiday season with the 10th annual Thanks and Giving® campaign.

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How You Can Help

From now until December 27th, Kmart shoppers and Shop Your Way members can donate to help the children at St. Jude through a $1, $5 or $10 add-on program at check-out in all Kmart stores, or online via And, not that anyone needs an incentive to give, but Kmart is giving Shop Your Way members a coupon for five percent back in points on their next qualifying in-store or online merchandise purchase as a thank you.

St. Jude Bear

You can also purchase a St. Jude Bear Ornament for $5 from Kmart, and they will donate $1 from every purchase to the hospital. Kmart has promised a minimum donation of $50,000. In 2013, Kmart gave $21.9 million dollars to St. Jude, and it was the largest single donation made to St. Jude from a corporate partner. Let’s help break that record this year. Remember, Christmas is about the kids.


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

This is an awesome initiative! I'm going to take the kids to Kmart so they can buy an ornament. This a great way to teach them about giving and compassion especially during the holidays.


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Way to go KMart. This is a great cause. Thanks Brandi for showing us ways to help the babies and their families during these challenging times.


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

St. Jude is one of the few organizations that we give to each year. I love that Kmart is partnering with them this year for the holidays. What a great brand.


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

They really are awesome! It's easy with a great organization like St. Jude!

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Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Count me in! St. Jude is one of Memphis' gems. It make me proud to be a Memphian knowing that we don't turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. I heart them. Thanks for spreading this awesome message and I love Kmart even more after this.


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Memphis feels like a perfect place for St. Jude, too. The people are nice and loving. The families and the children need that!