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My Favorite Day of the Year

Every year there’s one day that is more special to me than any other day.

It’s not Christmas...

It’s not Thanksgiving...

It’s not even my birthday!

The best day of the whole year for me is our annual Toys for Tots shopping day.

On this shopping day, myself, my family and the rest of the Beyond Diet team and their families go shopping at a local toy store and donate hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots Logo

If you’ve never heard of Toys for Tots, it’s a foundation run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that has gifted over 494 million toys to over 230 million less fortunate children during the holiday season, with the help of contributors such as our Live Smart Foundation.

We created the Live Smart Foundation many years ago, and we contribute a percentage of our profits each month to it, so that we can donate to causes all year long.

Here’s just some of what we’ve done over the last couple of years...

• Donated $60,000 toward a rainwater harvesting system (charity: water) and gravity-fed water distribution process (Engineers Without Borders) that is now supplying almost 1,000 people in Uganda and Guatemala clean and safe drinking water.

• Funded the building of La Libertad Salquil Preschool and Primary School in Quiche, Guatemala (Pencils of Promise) to give kids a safe and stable environment to learn.

• Contributed to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America to improve the treatment of, and find cures for, all inflammatory bowel diseases.

• Built a community kitchen in Denver, Colorado that provides access to healthy foods and nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods (Re: Vision).

• Provided thousands of wholesome meals to children in need through No Kid Hungry.

• Donated thousands of dollars to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help cancer patients and further research.

Since 2011, The Live Smart Foundation has donated over $215,000 to extraordinary causes that support children, families, health and nutrition, education, and the environment.

Toys for Tots1More than $39,000 of that has gone toward spreading the gift of hope and joy through our yearly toy drive with Toys for Tots.

This year, the Beyond Diet Team and our families filled over 40 shopping carts at toy stores in Denver, CO; Charleston, SC; and Philadelphia, PA, providing hundreds upon hundreds of toys for children in need!

It was so wonderful seeing our kids (mine, and those of our Beyond Diet Team members) helping to bag and load the dolls, games, puzzles, Legos, action figures and so many other goodies onto the Toys for Tots trucks…it was just as heartwarming as the shopping itself.

They had so much joy in their eyes knowing that they were part of something so big. Being able to give back at such a young age is priceless, and I know that they will treasure these memories for years to come.

We couldn’t have done it without them. It was truly a team effort!

Want to see exactly what joy I’m talking about?

Click the video below to watch us in action on my favorite day of the year!

Toys for Tots Play Button

>> Beyond Diet’s Annual Toys For Tots Shopping Spree

There’s nothing that makes me happier than contributing to the lives of others, especially those in need.

If you want to get involved next year, reach out to your local Marine Corps Toys for Tots during the months of October, November, and early December.

Today, my family and I will be celebrating Christmas Day, but more importantly we will be celebrating all of the blessings we have enjoyed all year long.

And that includes you! Without our hundreds of thousands of members we wouldn’t have any profits to donate to the Live Smart Foundation.

So I want to thank you for investing in your health and weight loss and allowing us to pay that gift forward through our Live Smart Foundation. We couldn’t have done anything I listed above without the support of our treasured members!

A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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