Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.
Tis the season…
The holidays are my favorite for a number of reasons, but most importantly because it’s all about giving to others. It’s a time where we can really reflect and appreciate all that we have while providing for people that may not have as much. A lot of the times we’re consumed by our day-to-day that we’re not necessarily aware of what is so normal to us is actually considered a luxury to others. But today, we’re able to change that. We’re able to make a difference just by donating a photo thanks to JOHNSON’S® and the Save the Children movement!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane…after all it is throwback Thursday *winks* My parents and sister came from Bogota, Colombia to have a better life and more opportunities. Like other immigrant families, my parents wanted the best for us. They wanted us to be able to live a life that wasn’t filled with struggle and hardship but rather with love and opportunity. To this day I can proudly say that they’ve done that and SO much more. They’re the reason I love so hard and the reason I strive to fulfill my passion and really make a difference.
With that being said I feel like there are some things that I take for granted. Growing up, I never realized how much of a luxury it really was to be able to learn how to read, write, and spell. Without these fundamentals I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing right now. And that breaks my heart-not because I wouldn’t be able to live my dream, but because there are children that don’t even get the opportunity to make that choice. In the U.S, there is a lack of high-quality early childhood and supplemental educational services in many rural areas. Children living in poverty and with little to no access to early education are already 18 months behind developmentally by age 4. Meaning they have to fight that much harder to succeed just because they weren’t able to attend kindergarten.
Although, I don’t have children of my own I do have two nephews and a niece that I would give the world to. I think about how much joy they’ve brought to our family and how they made this little family seem so big. And then I think about all the children that we can help together. Like JOHNSON’S®, Save the Children believes in giving children a healthy start. The organizations know that by transforming children’s lives now, we can help change the course of their future. And that’s what it’s all about because the children are our future!
This holiday season, JOHNSON’S® and Save the Children are igniting a social movement to support early childhood development, which will launch alongside a new video featuring Save the Children families benefitting from early childhood development programs. You can watch it here and make sure to share it with your loved ones!
Join me as I donate a photo to Save the Children using the Donate a Photo App (make sure to select Save the Children). JOHNSON’S® will be tripling their donations this holiday season just by us sharing a photo! I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty awesome. And don’t worry, it only takes about a minute of your time!
Doesn’t making a difference feel good?!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.