From a very early age I had a lot of support around me. There were many influential people in my life that provided for my future in various forms and I am thankful that whenever I needed a helping hand or a push in the right direction, I had a group of people who reached out a hand and mentored me along the way. Mentoring can positively affect so many life’s and I hope to instill in my own children, the importance of giving back! I realize that I have been very fortunate and there are so many that don’t have the same advantages that I have had and I’m thrilled that I have the opportunity to share the story of the Milton Hershey School with you and how you and I can give back every day!
What is the Milton Hershey School?
It’s hard to imagine that a man like Milton Hershey ever knew pain and struggle, however he was born to a family of extremely modest means and it was through his own path of hardship and failure that led him to create the Milton Hershey School. He created a school where children could learn the values of perseverance and hard work that will ultimately lead to success and for the past 100 years that’s exactly what the Milton Hershey School has done.
The Milton Hershey School has provided a safe-haven for more than 1,800 girls and boys from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who came from various places throughout the country. The school provides a place for children that come from families of low-income, an opportunity to work hard, realize their potential and build towards a brighter future!
Are you making a difference in your own community?
Then head over and share your story of how your giving back! Perhaps your a mentor in your own community, helping those in need, rescuing animals, teaching, etc. It is through your stories that we can collectively help promote the Milton Hershey School, so that more parents of children in need are aware of this amazing and very rare opportunity!
Hershey’s Wants to Thank YOU!
For a century, you have helped the Milton Hershey School built it’s legacy and chances are you didn’t even know it! Every time you purchased Hershey’s chocolate, you’ve given the opportunity of a first rate education with a nurturing environment to thousands of boys and girls throughout the country. Now Hershey’s wants to give back to all of you with an opportunity to win some yummy treats!
One Lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies reader will WIN a Hershey’s Gift Basket filled with tasty treats!
How to Enter: Simply leave a comment telling me about an inspirational OR “giving back” moment you have had. Perhaps you have inspired another or perhaps a person has been influential in your life! You may give back to your community by volunteering or helping those in need. Whatever it is…I want to hear about it!
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The boring stuff: US residents only. Giveaway ends on November 10th at midnight! Winner will be chosen at random.
Disclaimer: Hershey’s provided me with a gift basket to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!