Theresa's Mixed Nuts: The Spirit of Giving All Year Long #EveryDayCare

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Spirit of Giving All Year Long #EveryDayCare



Community outreach and volunteer work is something that my family is passionate about. Every weekend we volunteer with one of our local animal rescues, helping to find permanent homes for shelter cats and dogs. We also look for little ways to help in our community throughout the year by participating in community events or donating money or supplies to various causes. People seems to be more in a giving and volunteering spirit during the holidays, but you can also make a difference in your community all year long with the Whirlpool Every, day care project.

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When you are involved with Habitat for Humanity, you are helping to make a positive impact on lives in your own community. In the U.S. alone, 48.5 million people are living in poverty, and with the rising cost of living, many workers are struggling to afford decent housing. Habitat for Humanity builds simple and affordable houses to low-income families with no-interest, no-profit loans. You can volunteer your time by helping to build houses, make a monetary donation that will go towards building supplies, or even drop off your old, usable housing materials (doors, hardware, cabinets, ect.) to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your neighborhood which will be resold to gain funds to build more Habitat houses.

I just recently learned that Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity have had an ongoing partnership for 16 years! The Whirlpool brand donates a new refrigerator and range to every Habitat for Humanity house built. Since 1999, Whirlpool has donated more than 168,000 appliances to new Habitat homes!


I was really pleased to learn this information, since we have been longtime supporters of Whirlpool appliances. Every kitchen appliance in our home has always been the Whirlpool brand. They offer fantastic products at impeccable values! As you know, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so quality appliances are a must for me. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I want to share one of my favorite holiday side dishes that we cook in our Whirlpool range each year.

Party Potatoes!


Ingredients

1 medium sized white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 bag (30 ounces) frozen hash browns
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cans (10 ounce) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
2 cups colby jack shredded cheese
2 cups Corn Flakes
4 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Saute onions in one tablespoon of butter until soft (about 4-5 minutes)
Mix hash browns, 1/2 cup butter, soup, sour cream, onions and cheese together
Place mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
Combine Corn Flakes and melted butter, then place evenly on top of potato mixture
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until heated through


This recipe would be a great way to nourish your community this holiday season, or all year long! Bring it along to any holiday potlucks, or take a batch to a neighbor in need!

If you are in need of new kitchen appliances, check out Hhgregg Whirlpool Appliances. At Hhgregg, you'll find a great selection of Whirlpool appliances. Purchase a new electric range, stainless steel dishwasher, or french door refrigerator and you'll feel good knowing that your purchase will also be helping to benefit families in need!

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, click the link to learn more about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and find out how you can be part of the Every, day care project. #EveryDayCare


In what ways do you give back to your community throughout the year?


35 comments:

  1. I always thought it was weird that Whirlpool makes ovens. I always think of bathtubs when I hear the name

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  2. Bravo for Whirlpool for being charitable!
    And what a cool elven spoon you has :)

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    1. I adore those spoons. I only break them out for holidays because I'm scared one of the kids will break them!

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  3. Never knew they did that, awesome indeed. I think of bathtubs too when I hear their name

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    1. It's nice when you find out that a company that you've supported for years gives back. Makes me love them even more!

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  4. Well we just raked up leaves for 1 person that we don't know. I let others go in front of me in grocery lines if they have less stuff. Mica gets random carts in the parking lot to take to the front of the store, or in the cart holders. We donate canned goods. If my sister with Emerson is having issues I help with her family.

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  5. We meet up with a group a few times a year that picks up litter around town. I love helping out.

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    1. That's great Robin! A clean community is a happier one!

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  6. I think it's so important to give back whenever possible. We donate regularly to our local food pantry.

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    1. There's a year round need for food donations, so I love that you regularly donate to the food pantry. Hunger is such a huge issue in the US, which always surprises me, since we are a country of plenty.

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  7. We donate at our local food pantry a few times a year, but especially now during the holidays. I'm working with my daughter's Daisy troop now to provide a whole Thanksgiving meal to a needy family!

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  8. I love to see large companies, like Whirlpool, give back to others. We give to charity as often as possible.

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  9. This is an awesome partnership. Whirlpool is a big part of my hometown in Michigan and Habitat for Humanity is super active in that area too.

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  10. It is so great that Whirlpool is working with this! Everyone deserves to have a wonderful appliance in their home.

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  11. Your party potatoes would be perfect for a fun gathering. It is great that Whirlpool is working with Habitat for Humanity.

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  12. It is awesome that Whirlpool does this. We help with our local food and toy drive every year. Catherine S

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  13. We give back by volunteering as ESL teachers! We also help run a community dinner once a month with free food for all.

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  14. Great job Whirlpool. This way Habitat homeowners have reliable appliances for this new home.

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  15. I am a huge fan of Habitat for Humanity. My daughter helped work on one of their local homes a few years back.

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  16. I love to hear about companies giving back... especially companies that I like the products. We own three whirlpool items and I will continue to purchase from them because I also like Habitat for Humanity.

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  17. We volunteer for Habitat for Humanity as well, I love seeing the spirit of giving back live on.

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  18. I love hearing how companies give back. I give back by tithing at church to hel fund the community programs.

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  19. I used to donate my time at the local domestic violence shelter, doing admin. work. I love all of the things Habitat for Humanity does. Any way to help, is great!

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  20. I'm so thankful that there is a companies like this, it's important to volunteer I think.

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  21. Wow potatoes and a crunchy corn flake topping sounds delicious! I love the idea of giving all year long

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  22. We love potatoes over here and that looks amazing. Love the addition of cornflakes, I bet it adds an amazing texture.

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  23. Habitat for Humanity is such a great cause! There is always time to give back to our community and serve one another.

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  24. I'm trying to instill the same spirit of giving in my children. It's so heartwarming to see how much good is being done. Those potatoes are a great way to celebrate a job well done!

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  25. These potatoes looks like a party!! Ive alway wanted to make a recipe with corn flake cereal I need to pin this!

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  26. I love a company that helps the community! It's always great to give back!

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  27. I love that they're giving back. It's such the perfect season for more!

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  28. such a great idea! I love giving back all year but something seems so special about doing it during the holidays.

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  29. Whirlpool is a brand that is rated really high. It's great they can give back!

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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