Some of you might know that my daughter’s nickname is PigPen! From the time she was teeny tiny and when I would pick her up from preschool she usually looked like she rolled around in the dirt. One time in preschool, I somehow lost my mind and put her in these adorable white jeans. Um, not a good idea. When I came to pick her up, she literally looked like she had rolled in mud all day long… thus the name PigPen. But I figured a messy kid was a happy kid so I haven’t stressed too much about over the years. I just know better to not put her in anything white! But starting in April, we all have a good reason to get muddy!
April 1st is National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day, an oinktastic day that kicks off a whole season of special events for Peppa Pig’s chosen charity, The Muddy Puddles Project.
The Muddy Puddles Project is a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation, a certified 501(c)(3) that funds pediatric cancer research. The project was inspired by Ty, a little boy who loved Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles when his cancer was cured. Since his passing, The Muddy Puddles Project has grown by leaps and bounds with families all across the country joining the mission. To bring more awareness to the cause, kids and families as well as schools nationwide host their own “Welly Walks” and take part in the charity’s Mess Fest events to honor all children who are battling cancer and unable to enjoy such simple pleasures of childhood.
- We’d LOVE your help spreading the word about The Muddy Puddles Project! Please get in on the “fun”-draising and host your own Welly Walk! Here you can find a special Peppa Pig Welly Walk Kit that includes everything parents, kids and community leaders need to host a successful and memorable walk of your own! What is a Welly Walk? It’s as simple as it sounds: an organized stroll outside – rain or shine! – in your favorite pair of wellies (rain boots). As Peppa Pig’s Mummy Pig wisely says, “If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots.”
- Additionally, we’re kicking off a special “Muddy Puddle Jump Challenge” on social media! We’re asking Peppa fans from coast-to-coast to post photos and videos of themselves jumping in a “muddy puddle” – just like Peppa and her family love to do! – to show their support for the charity and this special day. We’d love for you and your little one to participate in the challenge by sharing a photo and/or video in April with the hashtag #PeppaMuddyPuddleChallenge.
You can find more information on the official Peppa Pig website: http://www.peppapig.com/grown-ups/charity.
Please join us in this month’s Dandelion Moms Project Kindness and help spread the word about the Muddy Puddle Jump Challenge and help bring awareness and support for Pediatric Cancers.
Thank you lovely dandelion moms!